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Impressioning a key for a secure box

The art of impressioning a key to a lock is difficult to master but once learned will definitely pay dividends writes Steve Coombes [dropcap]I[/dropcap] was recently asked if I could open a secure box and make a working key. The best way to tackle something like this, in my opinion, is to impression a key…

BS 8621 – Keyless egress

BS 8621 – Keyless egress

Information supplied by the MLA for the benefit of the whole industry. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]everal enquiries are routinely asked by locksmiths regarding keyless egress and when BS 8621 locks should be used. Due to the inherent nature of the applications for keyless egress (e.g. fire safety) and the continuous battle between safety and security there is always…

PegaSys Lite

New electronic lock is a quick and easy way to upgrade security

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ngersoll Rand Security Technologies has introduced PegaSys Lite, a simple, compact and cost-effective way to upgrade doors with mechanical locks to fully electronically-controlled access solutions. PegaSys Lite is available in two versions: ‘PIN’ which allows access via a keypad and ‘Prox’ for access via a key fob. Designed for smaller premises and for a limited…

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A brief introduction to the Willenhall CT12 7 lever safe lock

A brief introduction to the Willenhall CT12 7 lever safe lock Note: This article does not include drill points or explicit instructions on how to pick this lock – as with locks that are new to you, it is best to get hold of one or two, take them apart and see how they work,…

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Repairs to uPVC

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you have ever fitted a replacement MPL or upgraded to electronic or a better lock you may well have left ‘scars’ behind, maybe you had to move the handles, strikes or security chains etc. The resulting holes can be filled with a number of solutions and for the smaller holes a hard wax is…

UAP TradeLocks move to Whitefield

UAP TradeLocks move to Whitefield

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocksmith tool supplier and security expert UAP TradeLocks has moved to bigger premises thanks to a growth in business and exciting expansion plans. The company, formally of Bank St, Walshaw, would like to let their customers know that the relocation to Albert Close Trading Estate, Whitefield will be complete in January. UAP TradeLocks has big…

News from Door and Hardware Federation

News from Door and Hardware Federation

December 14, 2011 New DHF guide helps specifiers judge long-term performance of doorsets [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has published a new specification for enhanced lifetime performance of hinged and pivot doorsets. The DHF, which represents the UK’s door, hardware and architectural ironmongery sectors, developed the Technical Specification TS 006 so that its members…

Last Word – And Finally…

Last Word – And Finally…

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] don’t often write the ‘and finally’ page as I get plenty of chances elsewhere to have my say, but in this first edition I thought I may explain a few things to you all. Up to now LASM and The Forum relied on advertising revenue to keep us running. With the tight financial position…

First Word – Editor’s Comment

First Word – Editor’s Comment

Welcome to our first fully electronic edition, to be repeated 3 times a year. Why? We have found it difficult to produce an edition in holiday months, December and August and by experience following a show (April). This is a huge departure for us, publishing in print is relatively easy if you have experts as…

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Safety First – Making Sure the Daily Grind Doesn’t Kill You

Safety First – Making Sure the Daily Grind Doesn’t Kill You Although often the subject of ridicule in the national press – we won’t focus on conker banning or the dangers of pancake tossing. Our focus is the serious issues – the dangers that will blind you, cripple you or kill you. [dropcap]M[/dropcap]any locksmiths are…

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