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Spire Hospital Improves Staff and Patients’ Safety with Mul-T-Lock SMARTair

Mul-t-Lock has supplied a private hospital in Cheshire with its innovative SMARTair access control solution, helping to manage access in critical areas and therefore improving security on site Spire Cheshire Hospital is a private hospital that offers high quality medical and surgical care to patients throughout Warrington and the surrounding Cheshire area. The private hospital…

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Huge Increase in Cancer Claims

Acting as a stark warning to seek diagnosis and treatment at the earliest opportunity, ECIS, the employee benefits company for the construction and related trades such as locksmithing sector, has published figures showing that the cost of health insurance claims for cancer treatment among contractors and tradespeople has increased by 84% since 2012. Research. The average claim cost is now in the region of £7,363…

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Care Protect Highly Recommends Manything Pro

Oxfordshire, U.K. (9th July 2018) – Manything Pro, the British video monitoring software company with more than 850,000 registered global users, has received a glowing review from one of its UK partners, Care Protect. The Manything Pro software allows security professionals to offer offsite cloud recording and remote viewing to their customers, and in turn creates a…

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Two Thirds of Britons Have Had to Break Into Their Own Homes

A new study has found that 90% of Britons have locked themselves out of their homes, and two thirds of these have had to break in to their own homes. The majority of British residents have had to break into their own homes after locking themselves out, causing an estimated £175 worth of damage each…

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70% Of Us Forget If We’ve Locked Our Doors

New research reveals extent of carelessness around property security, impact on insurance claims Seven in ten of us have left a property and been unable to remember whether we locked the doors, while six in ten of us have left a property and returned to find we had left a door unlocked. These are the findings from…

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The True Cost Of Losing Keys Highlighted By Prison Blunder

Abloy UK is highlighting the need for key security, following recent revelations that HMP Northumberland Prison incurred costs of up to £1million to change the facility’s locks after a guard was reportedly taken hostage and had his keys stolen. The Security systems had to be reviewed and locks changed, at an estimated cost of more than £500,000. In addition to this, moving…

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What Do These 3 Have In Common? Fortress, Strongbolt and Yale

Geraint Jones of GJ Locks says they can be decoded and opened non destructively in less time than it will take you to read this article If you’re proficient with drilling mortice locks you should be able to drill and pick any Fortress, Strongbolt and Yale Decoder in about 4 minutes. However the downside of…

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Striking A Balance Between Security, Aesthetics And Budget

JACKSONS FENCING RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES FACING ARCHITECTS WHEN INSTALLING SCHOOL FENCING  A third of architects say that schools have weak points in their perimeters and entrances Multiple entry points are the biggest access control challenge affecting schools (90%) Nearly all architects are familiar with Secured by Design standards (95%) 71% of refurbishment specifications are identical…

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Nightlatches And Deadlocks – The Test of Time

Mick friend is joined by a couple of contributors to look backwards and forwards at the past, present and future of trying to defeat the burglar – and making a living as a locksmith. When I were a lad, writes Mick Friend, it was simple. Nightlatch cylinders and Union Oval profile cylinders. The Nightlatch cylinders came in differing flavours with the…

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The Psychology Behind Audio Branding And How Sound Can Influence Customer Behaviour

Dan Lafferty, Director of Voice and Music at PHMG, looks at how audio branding can be used to unlock customer potential   As an unlicensed and unregulated industry in the UK, professional locksmiths have the added challenge of differentiating themselves to attract customers to their quality service and workmanship. Emphasis is often placed on the…

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