Archive for June 2018

Striking A Balance Between Security, Aesthetics And Budget

JACKSONS FENCING RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES FACING ARCHITECTS WHEN INSTALLING SCHOOL FENCING  A third of architects say that schools have weak points in their perimeters and entrances Multiple entry points are the biggest access control challenge affecting schools (90%) Nearly all architects are familiar with Secured by Design standards (95%) 71% of refurbishment specifications are identical…

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Nightlatches And Deadlocks – The Test of Time

Mick friend is joined by a couple of contributors to look backwards and forwards at the past, present and future of trying to defeat the burglar – and making a living as a locksmith. When I were a lad, writes Mick Friend, it was simple. Nightlatch cylinders and Union Oval profile cylinders. The Nightlatch cylinders came in differing flavours with the…

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CCTV Catches Another Crash Crook

A man has been sentenced for a false insurance claim after CCTV proved he wasn’t in his car when it was hit in a carpark. The James Young has pleaded guilty at Mold Magistrates Court and been sentenced to six months suspended for two years for a false insurance claim and ordered to pay £200…

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Does The Traditional Lock And Key Have A Future?

Martin Smith, product manager at IronmongeryDirect, discusses his predictions for the future of the lock and key Technology is constantly changing and evolving, meaning that there are always new and innovative devices and gadgets coming to market. For example, technology has advanced within the home to the extent that heating and lighting systems can now be controlled by a smartphone. And choosing a…

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Padlocks and Garage Locks – Two New Just for You

To better protect access to garage doors, Master Lock has launched Garage Protector, a Bronze Level Sold Secure certified product. The steel security bar and hasp are ideal to block retractable garage doors from the outside. A round hidden shackle padlock made from hardened steel combined to rivets around all the lock offer maximum resistance against leverage and hammering. The 6-pin…

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