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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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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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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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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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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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