The AD30 Transponder Coil Detector and Other Really Useful Tools

By Locks & Security Magazine | 14/02/2018

One of the critical components of an immobiliser system is the coil or antenna fitted around the ignition barrel. When diagnosing problems with the immobiliser system, there is always the question of whether the immobiliser antenna is transmitting a correct signal to power the key transponder. Now, by using the AD30 Transponder Coil Detector, this question can be…

Like Me, Are You a Rivnut?

By Locks & Security Magazine | 12/02/2018

RivNuts – what are they and how can they help? By Nigel Tolley   Perhaps one of the most frustrating things about tapped holes is when the thread is ruined. Another issue is when there is only a thin sheet or thin-walled tube, and you would really like to attach something removable to it. There…

Be A Doormaster With Yale

By Locks & Security Magazine | 09/02/2018

Over the coming months and years, growing numbers of multipoint locks are expected to fail, presenting a significant opportunity for replacement sales Multipoint locks are fitted to 80% of all new external residential doors and many older multipoint locks are reaching the end of their lifecycle. Over the coming months and years, growing numbers of…

How Should You Store Company Records?

By Locks & Security Magazine | 07/02/2018

I read recently of a small trader that had his company records ’stolen’ from his house along with some nick-nacks and I have to say it made me think, writes Mick Friend. The victim was bemoaning the fact that HMRC smiled and said ’tough your problem. File on time or be fined’. So what is the position? This…

To Boldly Go Further And Further With Technology

By Locks & Security Magazine | 05/02/2018

Has the future been secured as technology catches up with Star Trek? First there were bar code cards. They evolved to magnetic stripe cards which evolved into proximity cards. As proximity became the predominant credential technology over the last decade, it’s evident that contactless smart cards will replace proximity and the other legacy credential technologies…

Tried and Fitted ABUS TVAC 80020B

By Locks & Security Magazine | 01/02/2018

ABUS are known for their padlocks, accessories and now a great 3* cylinder and all sorts of physical security products but what about the electronic side? asks Mick Friend. Picture 1 Video equipment has been available for some time and my eye was caught by this product a wireless CCTV entry system. It comes in a very nice…

How To Upgrade A Standard Up & Over Garage Door

By Locks & Security Magazine | 29/01/2018

Tony Hadley describes how he set about upgrading his garage doors some time ago – a done job that might need some tidying up but works as well today as when he did it. Wanting better security that does not shout from the street ‘HEY LOOK A BIG LOCKING DEVICE’ I decided on the AZBE…

Modular Vaults – A Solution For Drug Storage

By Locks & Security Magazine | 25/01/2018

Jeremy Cassady, MD for Securikey, looks at the importance of storing pharmaceuticals in a secure facility within a controlled environment and examines how Modular Vault systems can offer a cost-effective, easy-to-install bespoke security system that meets all requirements. According to a recent report brought out by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), the UK pharmaceutical industry…

Picking the Union Strongbolt With The CB RPCP

By Locks & Security Magazine | 23/01/2018

Although we have used the union strongbolt for this guide, the process is identical for the new generation of ERA Fortress locks, the old warded fortress locks as both locks share the same internals and levers, making the picking process identical for this. The Levers We begin by looking at the levers used in this…

Keeping One Step Ahead Of The Criminals

By Locks & Security Magazine | 21/01/2018

With lock snapping on the rise and consumer awareness of this attack method growing Stephen Roberts, Head of Marketing for Yale, looks at how the market is evolving and explains what locksmiths can do to ensure customers are fully informed when it comes to the latest security solutions. Criminals’ methods of breaking entering homes in…

Customer Service Keep Them Coming Back For More

By Locks & Security Magazine | 20/01/2018

Warren Rockley takes a good look at good, old fashioned Customer Service and a wry swipe at modern day Customer Service and says some of the old adages work well in making your customer want to stay with you. Customer Service as a concept arose out of the demise of small business and face to face…

Hardening A Door Frame Against Attack – How Nigel Solved A Problem!

By Locks & Security Magazine | 10/01/2018

A few months ago I was called to a break-in. Fairly unusual, as it was a commercial premises in a town centre, and the attacker(s) had clearly taken their time getting in. The outward opening steel-faced wooden door was in reasonable condition, aside from about a dozen holes drilled around the rim lock, but the…

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