Archive for April 2018

Cyber Security – Collaboration Is The Key

The idea of cyber security suggests that it is something private, not to be shared, something that should be left between the security provider and the recipient. Yet the idea of a collaborative approach to cyber security is not such a crazy one and sharing the burden of ensuring your security is running in the…

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The Early History of Chubb

You don’t have to be a trained locksmith to know something about the substantial impact Chubb has had on the world of locks and security, writes Connor Glaze Jeremiah and Charles Chubb were born and raised in rural Hampshire. They were originally ironmongers and ship’s outfitters, who worked on dozens of ships that passed through Portsmouth during the early 19th century.…

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Broken, Bent and Words Of Praise

Derrick Purvis, Avocet Hardware’s marketing manager, talks about his company’s on-going battle against lock-snapping. We’ve been banging the lock-snapping drum for longer than I care to remember and at times it feels like we’re the lone drummer in an orchestra that’s playing a completely different tune. The fact of the matter is that the general public still isn’t…

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Have You Got Stars In Your Eyes?

The security industry/insurers/architects/ manufacturers and standards boards have been working on a fool-proof system for some time and it would appear the ‘STAR’ rated system is becoming accepted. Of course it is not fool-proof, nothing is, the whole system relies on the lowest common denominator, the jobsworth who inspects the door or specifies and the idiot at the hardware shop. It…

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Decoders Save the World…

Thank heavens for Decoders, writes one advocate…otherwise it’d be Curtains for us all. Geraint Jones of GJ Locks explains why he thinks Decoders can help save the average locksmith’s family world by reducing the amount of time spent out on the road There are a lot of locksmiths who sit on the fence and can’t decide…

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Key Management Improves University Access Control

With almost 30,000 students,1,890 staff and 110+ service contracting companies some requiring 24-hour access to the site, Coventry University needed a secure method to manage its keys and access cards. Traka key cabinets were installed to ensure that pre-authorised contractors could gain easy access to areas of the campus at any time of the day or night, without compromising security.…

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One Sixth Of Van Drivers Admit To Leaving Valuables In Vehicles Overnight

A brand new study conducted by a leading business insurance website in the UK has revealed that as many as one sixth of professional drivers admit to leaving valuable items in their vehicles overnight on a regular basis, despite knowing that they are at a heightened risk of theft. Furthermore, more than half of guilty participants confessed that the goods left overnight belong to other individuals. As part of…

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You Keep Me Hanging On the Telephone

Don’t leave customers hanging in silence. Mark Williamson, (pictured) Sales and Marketing Director for audio branding specialist PH Media Group explains how to turn hold time into a key marketing tool. The implications of poor call handling can cost a business dearly. Research has revealed 67 per cent of consumers have hung up on a service call before their particular issues could…

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