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31st January 2018
Dark winter nights are no match for the ERA Fortress

With the cover of darkness giving criminals a significant advantage during the winter period, the Fortress cylinder lock from security specialist, ERA, provides merchants and traders with the opportunity to offer customers ultimate peace of mind that their homes are protected against break-ins this winter.   Featuring six hardened high security pins, the lock offers […]

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23rd March 2017
Yale Smart Living partners with RISCO

Yale’s connected smart locks are now fully compatible with RISCO smart home systems, making traditional keys a thing of the past. RISCO  is a global leader in the security solutions market, producing high quality, reliable security products for every type of security installation. From intrusion systems for residential and commercial installations, to large scale access control and integrated security building […]

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24th January 2017
Intruder alarms

Some people think that an intruder alarm system advertises that you have something worth stealing. This is not the case; alarms are the best deterrent against burglary. Remember, burglars do not want to be seen or heard; time and noise are their enemies. The alarm industry is governed by inspectorate bodies similar to the `Gas […]

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5th January 2016
How do I find a local locksmith near to me?

All it takes is some bad luck or an emergency situation for us to start asking these questions, at such times depending on the issue and whether it’s an emergency lock out or you are trying to find a local locksmith near to you to survey your property or change locks we most often turn […]

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1st November 2015
Crack a Combination Lock In 30 Seconds With This 3D-Printed Contraption

A few weeks ago hacker Samy Kamkar showed the world how to easily crack a Master combination lock—the same kind used on thousands of school lockers—in eight tries or fewer. But who has the time for that? Thankfully, Samy has followed up with this wonderful 3D-printed contraption that does all the hard work for you, in about 30 seconds. Samy encourages […]

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8th October 2014
DOM ix Dimple key system

DOM ix Dimple key system. German DOM ix system is one of the first reversible dimple key systems with a horizontal keyway. DOM is also one of the world's leading manufacturers in security technology.  DOM also produces high standard quality security locks. The quality of materials, processing and function can be taken for granted. First […]

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19th August 2014
Wealthy and vulnerable: Coded chalk symbols used by burglars in London

The fake locksmith sticker and coded chalk symbols that could mark you for burglary in London. Thieves identify vulnerable homes in 'sophisticated new scam' Chalk symbols and plastic stickers placed by burglars on properties in Wandsworth, London. '24/7 Locksmith' stickers have already been linked to one local burglary. Scouts find vulnerable homes before calling to […]

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12th June 2014
Locksmith Jargon Buster

Anti-thrust bolt A spring bolt, for a night latch particularly, which cannot be pushed back when it has shot out and fastened a door, although it can be withdrawn by knob or key. This security device is usually achieved by a dog inside the latch case which falls behind the bolt and keeps it shot […]

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31st May 2014
What is a Mortice Lock?

Mortice lock Mortice is a lock that requires a pocket—the mortice—to be cut into the door or piece of furniture into which the lock is to be fitted. In most parts of the world, mortice locks are found on older buildings constructed before the advent of bored cylindrical locks, but they have recently become more […]

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30th May 2014
Avoiding Home Burglary

Avoiding Home Burglary Keep em' out!! Most criminals who burglarize homes are looking for an easy hit; a house that they can break into quickly, take something of value, and leave without being detected. Yes, there are professional burglars who can gain entry into almost any home if they want, however, most criminals who break into […]

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19th April 2014
Advice relating to Euro cylinder locks

Euro cylinder lock advice What is "lock snapping" ? As the title would suggest, this is where the lock cylinder is literally snapped in two by applying force to the cylinder. Thieves have devised methods of snapping these types of cylinders locks in a matter of seconds and still be able to operate the lock […]

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