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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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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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Security That’s Small and Smart – XS4 Mini

SALTO Systems has earned itself a reputation for delivering secure, easy-to-install next generation electronic locking solutions without wires and without mechanical keys. Security, manageability and scalability are the company’s watchwords as it sells its products in over 90 countries through subsidiaries and/or offices in 24 countries. SALTO Systems’ success has been built on two technologies -…

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ERA Vectis Decoder

  The decoder consists of a make up key, a set of pins a reader wire and a downloadable chart.      First place the chart on the door so the key hole is lined up and the chart is square. 90 degree and 0 degree marks are there to make sure you don’t tilt the chart and…

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