Category Archives: Locks and Cylinders

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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How to increase the level of security of any cylinder

It doesn’t matter if a cylinder is low, medium or high level. You can greatly increase its resistance by protecting it with a security escutcheon.
The security escutcheon, also known as a “Defender” or security boss, is a true security shield that is mounted on the outside of a European profile cylinder, mainly to withstand attempts to break, remove or knock inside the cylinder itself. Continue reading

How to reinforce the doors of cellars and basements!

Are you looking for the best solution to reinforce your cellar door?

Do you want to replace the lock on the cellar or basement door?

Thieves often target these environments which, due to their conditions (in most cases they are actual secondary entrances to the home) and the probable lack of high security devices installed, allow access to the property for the most part undisturbed. Another point in favour of thieves? The poor quality that generally unites the various cellar doors and their original locks.

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How to have less keys in your pocket

Keyed Alike Systems for everyone, especially for Shops and Offices

A shop may have a rather complex management of the keys. Typically, there are various locks: shutters, entrance door, doors to offices and storerooms, secondary entrances or gates, security grilles and gates. If each lock is managed independently the bunch of keys soon becomes very bulky, and inconvenient to carry and use. Continue reading

Roller shutters and up-and-over doors: how to make them more pull-resistant

The weak points of roller shutters and up-and-over doors

  • The material of the shutter or door
  • locks fitted originally

As already suggested in previous blogs, the first things to do to make any door safer are to check that the manufacturing material is resistant and to replace the lock supplied as standard with a security type one.

However, shutters and up-and-over doors are exposed to different types of attacks. In order to prevent pull attempts, for example, among the various options available on the market we find the fastening unit. 

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How do you recognise a high-security European profile cylinder?

At first glance, Security european profile cylinders are all very similar. The outer shape of the body is in fact practically the same for them all.

The details which distinguish a good quality cylinder, that is able to provide security and reliability over time, from a mediocre one are hidden inside.

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