Archive for 23/12/2011

December 2011 Contents

Welcome to the December 2011 fully online issue of Locks and Security Magazine! This is your index page. Use it to help you navigate and make sure you don’t miss any articles. Some articles are only available to paid members. These articles have an asterisk* next to the title. If you would like to read…

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Mul T Lock Classic rekeying guide

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is a quick guide to the different pins within a Mul T Lock Classic lock.This is dimple lock with 5 pins, each with an inner pin. The Interactive lock also uses the same pins.There are 4 sizes of outer pins and 5 sizes of inner pin.Outer pins are types A, B, C, and D.Inner…

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Impressioning a key for a secure box

The art of impressioning a key to a lock is difficult to master but once learned will definitely pay dividends writes Steve Coombes [dropcap]I[/dropcap] was recently asked if I could open a secure box and make a working key. The best way to tackle something like this, in my opinion, is to impression a key…

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BS 8621 – Keyless egress

Information supplied by the MLA for the benefit of the whole industry. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]everal enquiries are routinely asked by locksmiths regarding keyless egress and when BS 8621 locks should be used. Due to the inherent nature of the applications for keyless egress (e.g. fire safety) and the continuous battle between safety and security there is always…

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New electronic lock is a quick and easy way to upgrade security

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ngersoll Rand Security Technologies has introduced PegaSys Lite, a simple, compact and cost-effective way to upgrade doors with mechanical locks to fully electronically-controlled access solutions. PegaSys Lite is available in two versions: ‘PIN’ which allows access via a keypad and ‘Prox’ for access via a key fob. Designed for smaller premises and for a limited…

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Repairs to uPVC

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you have ever fitted a replacement MPL or upgraded to electronic or a better lock you may well have left ‘scars’ behind, maybe you had to move the handles, strikes or security chains etc. The resulting holes can be filled with a number of solutions and for the smaller holes a hard wax is…

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UAP TradeLocks move to Whitefield

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocksmith tool supplier and security expert UAP TradeLocks has moved to bigger premises thanks to a growth in business and exciting expansion plans. The company, formally of Bank St, Walshaw, would like to let their customers know that the relocation to Albert Close Trading Estate, Whitefield will be complete in January. UAP TradeLocks has big…

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News from Door and Hardware Federation

December 14, 2011 New DHF guide helps specifiers judge long-term performance of doorsets [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has published a new specification for enhanced lifetime performance of hinged and pivot doorsets. The DHF, which represents the UK’s door, hardware and architectural ironmongery sectors, developed the Technical Specification TS 006 so that its members…

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Last Word – And Finally…

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] don’t often write the ‘and finally’ page as I get plenty of chances elsewhere to have my say, but in this first edition I thought I may explain a few things to you all. Up to now LASM and The Forum relied on advertising revenue to keep us running. With the tight financial position…

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