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Benefits of Time Locks

Posted by Howard Sales on 10/15/2014 to Locks
Time locks have been a popular plot device in movies for some time now. The bank robbers, who wanted to rob the bank’s safe, would have to do so only in a certain time of day when the time lock on the safe allows the safe to be opened. And this silver screen depiction of time locks does them justice, so if you think time locks like to ones you saw in movies would increase the safety of your business’s safe, you’re right. They would.

3 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Padlock

Posted by Howard Sales on 10/7/2014 to Locks
At one point or another, you'll probably come across the need for a padlock, whether for a simple locker or a bicycle or even for a valuable storage unit or warehouse gate. It's not advisable to just go for any padlock you get your hands on, especially if you need to secure something very important. Hence, you need to carefully consider the following factors when choosing a padlock:

Types Of Security Locks

Posted by Howard Sales on 9/10/2014 to Locks
The security and safety of your valuables at your home or business is highly important. A variety of locking mechanisms exist, and understanding how they work will help you choose the right option for your needs. Knowing the details of the following types of locks can help you guarantee that access to your belongings will be protected.

Combination Or Keypad Lock: Is One Safer Than Another?

Posted by Howard Sales on 9/5/2014 to Locks
When you are in the market to find a quality lock for your safe or vault, you could find yourself with too many options that you might be sitting there paralyzed and unable to make any decision. There are the old-school combination locks with dials and numerical combinations, and there is the electronic/digital locks that use keypads.

Hi Tech Future of Locks

Posted by Howard Sales on 8/18/2014 to Locks
Assa Abloy, the world's biggest lock maker, is expanding into more profitable high-tech ventures, including secure authentication. There is strong growth in the company's Global Technologies division, home to an array of products, ranging from apps that remotely open hotel doors to secure digital authentication. Johan Molin, chief executive of Assa Abloy sees the potential to eventually expand into biometric data, including fingerprint or retinal identification, when prices for companies are more attractive.

Single or Double? Deadbolt Basics Explained

Posted by Howard Sales on 8/2/2014 to Locks
The deadbolt lock has long been “the lynch-pin of physical security,” and remains so today. Deadbolts are strong mechanisms that resist both forcible entry and lock-picks, so they are usually near the top of any physical security expert’s list of the right tools for the job. To the average consumer a deadbolt is a deadbolt; the lock snicks into place and it’s locked, right?

Assessing Small Business Security Risks

Posted by Timothy on 6/7/2014 to Locks
Your small business is your livelihood, your bread and butter. Imagine the trouble, time and expense of replacing inventory and tools. The small business owner must think through all possible security issues beforehand to protect the business from harm. There are a number of questions the small business owner can ask in order to assess possible risks:

The Titan Pivotbolt Lock

Posted by Robyn on 5/26/2014 to Locks
The Titan Pivotbolt lock provides a reliable, secure motor actuated locking mechanism. The lock bolt is retracted and extended by the movement of the safe's boltwork. And there are literally one million codes from which you can choose yours. This lock is even field programmable (via keypad) for single control, and employee/manager modes; and it’s conveniently changeable at any time. Its default operating mode is single control, but the lock can easily be set to a permanent dual control mode, if you prefer. It features one master code, one supervisor code, one time delay override code, seven user codes (eight user codes if the time delay override is not enabled).

Getting the Best Value from your Security Installation

Posted by Timothy on 5/5/2014 to Locks
In these economic times and current climate, money is always tight, yet cutbacks on one’s security installation and system could cost you much more in the long run. Those seeking to cut costs is understandable –looking to commissioning a great price from a contractor. Yet, one must think of the long term benefits of the whole life of the security installation in terms of cost and effectiveness, not simply getting the equipment in place.

The Threat of Lock Bumping & Bump Keys

Posted by Timothy on 4/30/2014 to Locks
There are occasional reports in the news, of locks being picked through the technique of lock bumping with what is known as a bump key. As the threat continues, how can we address and stop this problem? First, let us explain the process.