Category Archives: Locks and Cylinders

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 keep burglars away from the house after the re-openings: 6 checks and 3 useful tips!

Remembering that every home is different, and for that reason, depending on the year of construction, type and location, it will have certain advantages and disadvantages in terms of security, here is a ready-to-use check-up for all the access points to your home and to better protect its defence perimeters. 

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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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