LASM Issue 12 January 2012

LASM Issue 12 January 2012

pic 5

The art of silver soldering, by Mark Ward

Basic Silver Soldering Techniques By Mark Ward, Anglia Locksmiths, Cambridge, UK (Admin Note: throughout Locks And Security Magazine, clicking on an image will bring up a larger version. For this article, the images are very large to show Mark’s expertise and for clarity.) To produce a successful silver soldered joint , a few basic rules…

December 2011 Contents

December 2011 Contents

Welcome to the December 2011 fully online issue of Locks and Security Magazine! This is your index page. Use it to help you navigate and make sure you don’t miss any articles. Some articles are only available to paid members. These articles have an asterisk* next to the title. If you would like to read…


Mul T Lock Classic rekeying guide

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is a quick guide to the different pins within a Mul T Lock Classic lock.This is dimple lock with 5 pins, each with an inner pin. The Interactive lock also uses the same pins.There are 4 sizes of outer pins and 5 sizes of inner pin.Outer pins are types A, B, C, and D.Inner…

tn_Picture 1 - treasure box copy

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…


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,…

tn_photo 2

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…