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Spire Hospital Improves Staff and Patients’ Safety with Mul-T-Lock SMARTair

Mul-t-Lock has supplied a private hospital in Cheshire with its innovative SMARTair access control solution, helping to manage access in critical areas and therefore improving security on site Spire Cheshire Hospital is a private hospital that offers high quality medical and surgical care to patients throughout Warrington and the surrounding Cheshire area. The private hospital…

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Huge Increase in Cancer Claims

Acting as a stark warning to seek diagnosis and treatment at the earliest opportunity, ECIS, the employee benefits company for the construction and related trades such as locksmithing sector, has published figures showing that the cost of health insurance claims for cancer treatment among contractors and tradespeople has increased by 84% since 2012. Research. The average claim cost is now in the region of £7,363…

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The True Cost Of Losing Keys Highlighted By Prison Blunder

Abloy UK is highlighting the need for key security, following recent revelations that HMP Northumberland Prison incurred costs of up to £1million to change the facility’s locks after a guard was reportedly taken hostage and had his keys stolen. The Security systems had to be reviewed and locks changed, at an estimated cost of more than £500,000. In addition to this, moving…

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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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