Archive for 30/04/2012

April 2012 Contents

Welcome to the April 2012 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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And finally…

The following text is attributed to Jay Skowron: [quote]To the general public, a locksmith is more than a fix it person; more than any other contractor. People depend upon locksmiths to give them safety and a sense of security. When you move into a new home you contract a locksmith to re-key all of your…

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Van Locks

Lock fitting on a van

Lock onto that extra profit The “green shoots of recovery” are apparently just around the corner, but that is of small consolation to many locksmiths who may still be finding things tough. When one source of income falters, the smart thing to do is to identify new areas to become involved in. It may not…

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Customer Care & Relations

Introduction Did you know it costs five times more to sell to a new customer than an existing customer? Well, many businesses are sadly paying the price because they fail to encourage repeat sales from customers. This is often the result of poor customer relations / customer care. One thing that business owners often forget…

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THE END OF AN AFFAIR?

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by Mike Palmer The first modern key-changeable combination lock was patented in the USA by James Sargent around 1857 but conservative Britons have always regarded it with grave suspicion. Whilst US citizens wouldn’t dream of buying a safe locked by a key, until a few years ago, only 1 in 100 UK customers ordered a…

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The first word…Editor’s comment

Welcome to our second ‘proper’ online edition – if you have subscribed there is a lot to see beyond your password. Subscriptions continue at a good rate and if you have not yet signed up, now is a good time, especially with the 50/50 offer from UAP/Tradelocks. The PLF has been resonating with threads of…

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SUMMER SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Lisa Richardson, brand manager at Kasp Security, explains why garden security is paramount. As the clocks changed, signalling the start of British Summer Time, many are making the most of lighter evenings, spending quality time in the garden. Outdoor living doesn’t come cheap however, with the contents of a garden shed worth an average of…

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MLA Launches “Registered Locksmith” membership category

The Master Locksmiths Association, the largest locksmithing association in the UK, was delighted with the reception to the launch of its “Registered Locksmith” category of membership held at The Locksmiths Exhibition in Nottingham on the 1st of March 2012. The “Registered Locksmith” category is for those locksmiths who want to join as personal members and…

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