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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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Domestic PVC-U Door Access Control

Mick Friend gives the Keylex 700M from Securikey a good going over in his search for a decent answer to domestic access control via the ubiquitous plastic door. I have been working with the Keylex 700M from Securikey as a possible answer to domestic access control especially if there is a handle inside and out and you have to lock…

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Cyber Security – Collaboration Is The Key

The idea of cyber security suggests that it is something private, not to be shared, something that should be left between the security provider and the recipient. Yet the idea of a collaborative approach to cyber security is not such a crazy one and sharing the burden of ensuring your security is running in the…

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The Early History of Chubb

You don’t have to be a trained locksmith to know something about the substantial impact Chubb has had on the world of locks and security, writes Connor Glaze Jeremiah and Charles Chubb were born and raised in rural Hampshire. They were originally ironmongers and ship’s outfitters, who worked on dozens of ships that passed through Portsmouth during the early 19th century.…

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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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