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Quick Guide To Picking An ERA Invincible Lock

Despite this quick guide being based on the ERA Invincible Lock, This process can be used across the ERA range except for the fortress, and can be adapted to open ended lever types in many makes of lock. We have picked the ERA Invincible lock as an ideal lock for someone new to picking British…

Lock fitting on a van

Van Locks

Lock onto that extra profit The “green shoots of recovery” are apparently just around the corner, but that is of small consolation to many locksmiths who may still be finding things tough. When one source of income falters, the smart thing to do is to identify new areas to become involved in. It may not…

Customer Care & Relations

Customer Care & Relations

Introduction Did you know it costs five times more to sell to a new customer than an existing customer? Well, many businesses are sadly paying the price because they fail to encourage repeat sales from customers. This is often the result of poor customer relations / customer care. One thing that business owners often forget…

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How to change a set of friction stays (hinges)

Top Hung Sash. There are generally 6 different sizes of friction stays used on top hung sashes. They are 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24 in inches. On Side Hung sashes there are 12 and 16 inches. This is the total length of the friction stay. Side Hung friction Stays can also have an extra…

Locks and Security Magazine

THE END OF AN AFFAIR?

by Mike Palmer The first modern key-changeable combination lock was patented in the USA by James Sargent around 1857 but conservative Britons have always regarded it with grave suspicion. Whilst US citizens wouldn’t dream of buying a safe locked by a key, until a few years ago, only 1 in 100 UK customers ordered a…

The first word…Editor’s comment

The first word…Editor’s comment

Welcome to our second ‘proper’ online edition – if you have subscribed there is a lot to see beyond your password. Subscriptions continue at a good rate and if you have not yet signed up, now is a good time, especially with the 50/50 offer from UAP/Tradelocks. The PLF has been resonating with threads of…

SUMMER SECURITY SOLUTIONS

SUMMER SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Lisa Richardson, brand manager at Kasp Security, explains why garden security is paramount. As the clocks changed, signalling the start of British Summer Time, many are making the most of lighter evenings, spending quality time in the garden. Outdoor living doesn’t come cheap however, with the contents of a garden shed worth an average of…

MLA Launches “Registered Locksmith” membership category

MLA Launches “Registered Locksmith” membership category

The Master Locksmiths Association, the largest locksmithing association in the UK, was delighted with the reception to the launch of its “Registered Locksmith” category of membership held at The Locksmiths Exhibition in Nottingham on the 1st of March 2012. The “Registered Locksmith” category is for those locksmiths who want to join as personal members and…

Body Language in Business

Body Language in Business

Did you know that body language accounts for over 90% of a conversation! Body language can be used to help conduct an interview, give a presentation or make that important sale: a conversation stretches so much further than speech. Body language is the reason why selling face-to-face has a huge advantage over selling by phone,…

3 Wheel Combination Lock Change Instructions

3 Wheel Combination Lock Change Instructions

You will need: Appropriate change key for model of lock         Sargent and Greenleaf           LaGard Rules: • Record the new combination before it is changed • Use a secure combination, e.g. no birthdays or easily guessed combinations • Do not force the dial, lock or change key…

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