Tutorials

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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Would You Like To Drill With Skill?

Geraint Jones of GJ Locks takes us through a strict drill on how to open locks through the timeless art of drilling. Drilling mortice locks has always been frowned upon by most, described as ‘The Cowboy’ method or what an unskilled locksmith would do. Despite what the keyboard warriors on the many locksmith social media groups might have…

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Like Me, Are You a Rivnut?

RivNuts – what are they and how can they help? By Nigel Tolley   Perhaps one of the most frustrating things about tapped holes is when the thread is ruined. Another issue is when there is only a thin sheet or thin-walled tube, and you would really like to attach something removable to it. There…

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Be A Doormaster With Yale

Over the coming months and years, growing numbers of multipoint locks are expected to fail, presenting a significant opportunity for replacement sales Multipoint locks are fitted to 80% of all new external residential doors and many older multipoint locks are reaching the end of their lifecycle. Over the coming months and years, growing numbers of…

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Modular Vaults – A Solution For Drug Storage

Jeremy Cassady, MD for Securikey, looks at the importance of storing pharmaceuticals in a secure facility within a controlled environment and examines how Modular Vault systems can offer a cost-effective, easy-to-install bespoke security system that meets all requirements. According to a recent report brought out by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), the UK pharmaceutical industry…

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Rivetting Drill Pins

An easy lock repair Richard Phillips A common problem on pipe key locks is the drill pin coming loose, or being lost completely. As well as some safe locks (many, but not exclusively, old) there are millions of old cabinet locks, which can be made reliable with a simple repair. If the drill pin is…

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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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