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The Highs and Lows of Picking Locks

The Highs and Lows of Picking Locks British standard 3621 curtain lock picking tips using the Chris Belcher Reversible Pocket Curtain Pick By Martin Pink [dropcap]I[/dropcap] favour the Chris Belcher Reversible Pocket Curtain Pick (RPCP) range as in my opinion it is the most versatile set of curtain picks available – and with the best…

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Clips – Anti-Slip

Clips – Anti-Slip This months Tried and Tested comes from across the big pond from Peterson Manufacturing. There is a very good video on the site of the tool in use (see below). But I wanted to try it myself. By Mick Friend I suspect everyone is familiar with Euro cylinder dismantling. And with luck…

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COMPREHENSIVE DOOR FURNITURE RANGE FROM UNION

UNION‘s 1000 Series range of stainless steel door furniture provides an attractive and functional door handle solution for a variety of commercial and public sector new build and refurbishment projects. Supplied in an attractive satin stainless steel finish, the competitively priced range from UNION features six different lever handle styles, with complementary accessories including turns,…

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TRIMEC® SECURES ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Trimec®, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, has launched an independent UK website, offering an up-to-date resource for its customers. Visitors to www.trimec.co.uk will find a whole host of useful resources, from technical product specifications and latest news, to exclusive product launches and authorised distributor details.  Developed in response to…

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Two thirds of homeowners didn’t change the locks when they moved

by Matt Owen, Direct Line insurance.  Many homeowners have no idea who has keys to their door 3.4 million spare keys ‘hidden’ around people’s homes [dropcap]P[/dropcap]eople are putting themselves at increased risk of burglary by failing to change the locks when they move home, reveals new research by Direct Line. Almost two-thirds (63 per cent)…

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What’s in your shoe box?

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]f course I refer to your accounts filing system, I used shoe boxes and then large folding crates for a number of years, The only way I could keep on top of it was to have a person what does, into the shop every week to enter the details onto the computer – thankfully sales…

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German Engineering – The CES Vario Flex

German Engineering What’s in the box? The packaging and case of the CES Vario Flex may be compact but what comes inside is a Meccano kit that any locksmith would be proud to have on his or her premises or stored away safely in the van , as tried and tested by Mick Friend  …

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Picking and Decoding the GT15 Fiat Lock Using the Lishi 2in1 Pick/Decoder

Picking and Decoding the GT15 Fiat Lock Using the Lishi 2in1 Pick/Decoder by Martin Pink [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ver the coming months I’ve got lots and lots to write about and in fact some of the planned articles are so long, we may need to split them over two issues. However, this month I’ll be relatively brief -…

Keeping Up The Standards

Keeping Up The Standards

Keeping Up The Standards Kevin O’Reilly, Operations Director for Securefast plc Group, and one of the UK’s leading technical experts for Panic & Emergency Exit Hardware comments of changes introduced in January 2010 to EN179 & EN1125. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n a recession it is very easy to think more of reducing prices and forget the standards and…

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Tried and Tested – ABUS van lock

Gold Award for Abus Van Lock Mick Friend does a virtual road test on the new Abus product Having just sold his van, Editor and working locksmith, Mick Friend was obliged to take Abus’ counter display in order to put the company’s new van lock through its paces [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s you know, I like to see…

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