Author Archives: Miryam Sarti

Convenience and security when traveling with the TSA padlock

In this article we will see what the TSA luggage locks are used for, how to distinguish it from a common combination lock and how to change the combination of a Viro TSA approved lock.

The beginning of the autumn season, like every year, marks (for many) the return to routine, resulting in a slowdown in tourist travel and a consequent greater offer of advantageous proposals to travel to the USA or to more remote destinations, perhaps making a stopover in one of the many American airports.

To travel to the United States it is absolutely recommended to close your suitcases with TSA locks for the reasons that we will see below.

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Evaluate the locking mechanism of a lock to be fitted: SECURITY TIPS (2/5)

Evaluate the locking mechanism of a lock to be fitted: SECURITY TIPS (2/5)

The aim of the “Security Tips” series is to reveal some of the “trade secrets” to be able to identify a good quality security product quickly and without having to disassemble it.

We answer the most common questions about padlocks, locks, safes and other security devices, aiming to offer the possibility of an informed choice. 

In this second episode we talk about the locks to be fitted and the reliability of the locking mechanism.

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How to keep burglars away from the house during holidays

How to keep burglars away from the house during holidays

Three other useful warnings:

1. Always pay attention to the gestures we generally perform automatically. A substantial percentage of unwantedintrusions into the home occur through adoor or a window unintentionally left open. What may seem like carelessness, a minor oversight, such as forgetting 

2. Taking care of the garden, decorating the entrance, perhaps with an automatic light, and emptying the letter box periodically, gives the idea of an inhabited house. An increased likelihood of running into someone during an attempted burglary does not encourage a potential thief to operate.

3. Managing the privacy of one’s social media accounts. Through social media we can make our location public, as well as every minor movement but, in terms of security and theft prevention, this would not be the best behaviour to have. In our opinion it is not necessary to deprive oneself of sharing a holiday photo on the Internet, but it is useful that only a limited number of people can view it. Almost all social networks allow us to choose the privacy setting we prefer.

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Automatic gates without rebate – how to close them effectively?

One of the main risks of automatic gates without a rebate is that a thief can take advantage of the usual mechanical clearance between the leaves and, by pushing or pulling them with sudden and violent movements, the normal electric locks can become ineffective (in these cases, in fact, there is the risk of the bolt and striker separating).

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