Electronics, Access Control & CCTV

How Should You Store Company Records?

I read recently of a small trader that had his company records ’stolen’ from his house along with some nick-nacks and I have to say it made me think, writes Mick Friend. The victim was bemoaning the fact that HMRC smiled and said ’tough your problem. File on time or be fined’. So what is the position? This…

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To Boldly Go Further And Further With Technology

Has the future been secured as technology catches up with Star Trek? First there were bar code cards. They evolved to magnetic stripe cards which evolved into proximity cards. As proximity became the predominant credential technology over the last decade, it’s evident that contactless smart cards will replace proximity and the other legacy credential technologies…

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Tried and Fitted ABUS TVAC 80020B

ABUS are known for their padlocks, accessories and now a great 3* cylinder and all sorts of physical security products but what about the electronic side? asks Mick Friend. Picture 1 Video equipment has been available for some time and my eye was caught by this product a wireless CCTV entry system. It comes in a very nice…

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So You Know About Safes?

Safes in the sense that we now think of them first emerged during the Industrial Revolution. They were originally designed to protect company ledgers from the all too common fires that many factories of this era suffered from. A market for thief resisting versions emerged soon after and now days there are a plethora of…

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GPS Tracking For Locksmiths

According to ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, the Ford Transit van is top of the UK’s thief hit list.  The workman’s favourite van is the most popular vehicle to be stolen, and with a leading UK insurance company estimating the average contents of a commercial van being worth £1382, it is easy to see why!…

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Belzona Repair Compounds

An extra toolkit in the professional locksmith’s armoury By John Harding   The name Belzona has become a well known name in the professional engineer’s vocabulary over the last 7 decades. In much the same way as cleaning staff refer to their vacuum cleaner as ‘the Hoover’ engineers around the world frequently refer to their…

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I Did It My Way

Or 8 four wheel Combinations to Manipulate in 4 days, away from home. What on earth was I thinking !!! Martin Newton CPS I am writing this article two days after I finished the job, this has given me time to reflect on what happened. I now realize that this was my best safe opening…

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Who’s There?

Do you turn down requests for a simple intercom/door entry system? Why? The Response electronics wireless door intercom is child’s play to install, if it takes you 15mins you have dawdled. The CL60118 on its own works from the box (well almost). It is well packaged and all the bits are there to get it…

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