Tutorials

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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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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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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Maximising The Value Of Your Door Hardware

By Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader UK & Ireland of Allegion UK When looking at door hardware, it may at first appear to be a simple choice that can be broken down into three broad factors: appearance, functionality, and cost, i.e. what type of hardware looks best, does what I need it to do right now…

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Adjustment of locks and lock furniture

A common call for a locksmiths attendance will be a door failing to latch closed or being difficult to open, either by handle or key. In some cases lockouts occur. Wooden doors There are several possibilities for this age, wear or shrinkage of a door which still swings freely may require some adjustment to the…

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Hand Making Keys

Making a key to a mortice lock is a basic locksmith skill, and one required by the MLA as part of their full exam. The chosen lock for the exam is a 3G110. Why? Because it requires some intricate skills and good hand eye coordination. But you can change the levers quickly! Agreed but what…

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