Archive for May 2018

Locksmith Scams – How Can We Avoid Them?

It might seem that the quickest, cheapest locksmith is the answer when a lock needs opening or a door needs securing but the lack of required certification in the locksmith profession makes it a target for scamming. What can be done? A recent study found that a burglary occurs every 68 seconds in the UK. Under the inevitable stress…

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Replacing The Lock On A Sliding Door

Replacement of a Schlegel BHD 2 Point Euro Patio Lock in an aluminium patio door, writes Dave Fletcher. Local estate agent needed me to look at an aluminium sliding patio door that was locked shut. The house was empty but sold and the new family were due to move in within the next few days. Go to…

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The Impact of the IoT on Access Control

The Internet of Things represents a fundamental change to the access control industry that not only impacts the kinds of tools we use and how we use them but who makes the decisions on the customer side of the table, writes Rob Martens The IoT or Internet of Things has been a topic of great interest for home automation…

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ABUS Mechatronic Locking System: Security – Control – Convenience

ABUS’ Mechatronic range of door cylinders use cutting edge electronic technology combined with mechanical cylinder security for total access control and convenience. The innovative CodeLoxx cylinder range, manufactured in ABUS’ Seccor factory in Germany, offers a combination of protection against intrusion, using either, a digital combination code which can be set between 4, 5 and…

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Website Launch for Fastening – IP Shear Bolt

Shear bolts have traditionally been an expensive product and normally available only to special order on extended lead times. Integrity Products has changed that with the IP Shear Bolt, a patent pending innovation. This permanent high security fastening will give many benefits. In addition to reduced cost and lead time, an extensive size range is offered and the…

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Householders Leave The Door Open To Burglars

A recent YouGov survey has revealed that only a minority of British homes are protected by a burglar alarm… and uncovered irregular use by those that do have an alarm. Research conducted by You Gov for security provider RISCO shows that householders are leaving themselves open to theft. The survey of 4,237 British adults found that less than…

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Door Closing On Commercial Properties

Installing or fixing commercial door closers can be a frustrating task. You need to know what you’re dealing with – which includes the public, property managers and the hazards whoever worked on the closer before you have left behind. There are 4 main types of door closure on commercial doors: • Floor springs (some are very…

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The Funding Key To Business Success

Business success for locksmiths calls for appropriate financial support. Academy Leasing’s managing director Mike Nolan considers the funding options to help drive company growth and expansion. Hiring a locksmith is something that can be rarely avoided and consequently, the sector rode out the roller coaster of the economic downturn better than most. But while the industry offers lucrative business potential for…

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