Archive for February 2018

School Security Is No Longer A Luxury – It’s A Must

School leaders and authorities need to make building security the No. 1 priority, says Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader of safety and security company Allegion It’s easy to think that school shootings, massacres and violence are associated purely with our neighbours across the pond. In the U.S., gun culture and high-profile cases – like a recent…

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Would You Like To Drill With Skill?

Geraint Jones of GJ Locks takes us through a strict drill on how to open locks through the timeless art of drilling. Drilling mortice locks has always been frowned upon by most, described as ‘The Cowboy’ method or what an unskilled locksmith would do. Despite what the keyboard warriors on the many locksmith social media groups might have…

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Like Me, Are You a Rivnut?

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…

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Be A Doormaster With Yale

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…

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How Should You Store Company Records?

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…

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To Boldly Go Further And Further With Technology

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…

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Tried and Fitted ABUS TVAC 80020B

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…

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