The increasingly hectic and stressful rhythms of everyday life sometimes lead to slight distractions or oversights which may adversely affect our personal or household security.How many times do you leave home and forget to set up the alarm? Or leave a window, the car or the garage door open?
After having described in a previous blog the reactions of item 304 in a salt spray test and in the pull-out resistance test, the protagonist of this series is the Viro Panzer, together with 3 competing products imported from the Far East (which, for sake of convenience, we will refer to as “1”, “2 “,” 3 “).
This blog describes the individual reactions of the 4 products after the salt spray test.
After having talked about materials and treatments, in this last (but no less important) blog in the series “how to recognize a good quality lock“, it is time to explore the theme of the padlock mechanism. To make the explanation clearer we will make use of some videos.
When it comes to the resistance and quality of security products on the market, the questions we are most often asked by readers are: “What are the features that distinguish your products? Why prefer Viro to a cheaper product?”.
Once again, we will answer by showing you the results of some resistance tests carried out on our products and on their imitations of padlocks with chains, which are typical anti-theft devices for bicycles and mopeds.
Buying a good quality safe to protect your valuables is not enough if certain precautions are not used during installation. Let’s see the five most common mistakes that people make when deciding where to install a safe and we’ll provide some useful advice.
We recently talked about how to make our house secure with mechanical systems and electronic systems; we focused on the features which a high security cylinder should possess and on other measures useful for improving the protection provided by locking systems.
Today we’ll talk about the concept of security and also statistics. What is the difference between actual security and perceived security?
In the last blog we listed certain features which a European profile cylinder should possess in order to ensure a good level of security, that is to say, an effective resistance against external attacks.
Unfortunately, as we have already pointed out, even the most resistant product in the world would be overcome if it were easy to obtain an illegal copy of the keys, so that they could be opened without difficulty. Let’s see what is meant by patented controlled duplication profiles.
An alarm system is like a chain; its effectiveness depends on the capability of its weakest link. Therefore, in order to be truly effective, all the components must be up to the job and the design and installation must also be done in a workmanlike manner. We will see step by step which features to look for in the main components which typically form an electronic alarm system for the home: siren, sensors and dialer.
In this first blog we will discover which features a siren must have in order to best perform its role of raising the alarm.
Autumn is traditionally the hunting season and many hunters are already their preparing rifles and shotguns. However, in order to avoid unnecessary risks it is always necessary to handle weapons with maximum safety. One particularly sensitive issue is that of storing the guns when they are not being used. It is therefore necessary to prevent them from falling into the hands of criminals or even simply individuals who are unable to handle them safely, such as children.
An old Italian advertisement said that coffee is a pleasure to drink, and if it’s not good quality, what pleasure is it? Similarly, a padlock and chain is an theft device, and if it is not secure, what kind of anti-theft device is it? Unfortunately, some products which may appear similar may actually be very different. Continue reading