garage lock

Padlocks and Garage Locks – Two New Just for You

To better protect access to garage doors, Master Lock has launched Garage Protector, a Bronze Level Sold Secure certified product. The steel security bar and hasp are ideal to block retractable garage doors from the outside. A round hidden shackle padlock made from hardened steel combined to rivets around all the lock offer maximum resistance against leverage and hammering. The 6-pin…

locksmith scams

Locksmith Scams – How Can We Avoid Them?

It might seem that the quickest, cheapest locksmith is the answer when a lock needs opening or a door needs securing but the lack of required certification in the locksmith profession makes it a target for scamming. What can be done? A recent study found that a burglary occurs every 68 seconds in the UK. Under the inevitable stress…

sliding door lock

Replacing The Lock On A Sliding Door

Replacement of a Schlegel BHD 2 Point Euro Patio Lock in an aluminium patio door, writes Dave Fletcher. Local estate agent needed me to look at an aluminium sliding patio door that was locked shut. The house was empty but sold and the new family were due to move in within the next few days. Go to…

IoT

The Impact of the IoT on Access Control

The Internet of Things represents a fundamental change to the access control industry that not only impacts the kinds of tools we use and how we use them but who makes the decisions on the customer side of the table, writes Rob Martens The IoT or Internet of Things has been a topic of great interest for home automation…

ABUS

ABUS Mechatronic Locking System: Security – Control – Convenience

ABUS’ Mechatronic range of door cylinders use cutting edge electronic technology combined with mechanical cylinder security for total access control and convenience. The innovative CodeLoxx cylinder range, manufactured in ABUS’ Seccor factory in Germany, offers a combination of protection against intrusion, using either, a digital combination code which can be set between 4, 5 and…

IP Shear Bolt

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…

smart alarm

Householders Leave The Door Open To Burglars

A recent YouGov survey has revealed that only a minority of British homes are protected by a burglar alarm… and uncovered irregular use by those that do have an alarm. Research conducted by You Gov for security provider RISCO shows that householders are leaving themselves open to theft. The survey of 4,237 British adults found that less than…

Avocet Aviva

Avocet – Aviva Acknowledgement Marks Insurance Turning Point

Avocet Hardware has welcomed Aviva’s decision to advise its customers about the use of TS007 3-star or SS312 Sold Secure Diamond accredited locks when seeking to protect their homes against lock-snapping. The West Yorkshire company, which sells the only Euro profile locks in the U K with both a 3-star British Kitemark and Sold Secure…

Greek safe

On the (Tough) Job of Getting in to a Greek Safe

We all know it’s almost impossible to get any money out of a Greek bank at the moment but Martin Newton has flown to Athens to see what was in a Greek safe and got well paid for his efforts in opening and restoring it. Safe Opening has changed for me during the last 25 years,…

door closers

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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