Category Archives: Locks and Cylinders

Shutter fastening units, such as Viro Nuovo Condor shown in the photo, have the advantage of having an armoured body that effectively protects the floor fixing point.

The best way to protect a shutter

A shutter of a shop or garage can be closed in several ways: with one or more locks per shutter, with one padlock per shutter or with a fastening unit.
The locks fitted originally on shutters, such as those for garages, are normally quite weak from the mechanical point of view and are therefore very vulnerable to attack. If valuable goods are kept inside, for example the goods for sale in a shop, they should be replaced with more resistant products.
What is the best solution?
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Why change the door if a locking bar may be sufficient?

Is the equation “secure door = armoured door” always true? No! Because not all armoured doors are secure and because it may not be necessary to have an armoured door to obtain a secure door.
As we have already seen in a previous blog, armoured doors are not all made the same. Many cheap products are armoured in name only. Moreover, in many contexts, it is not only the main door which has to be defended, as there are many secondary accesses that can be attacked by thieves (such as patio doors leading to gardens and balconies, access doors to condominium garages and/or basements etc.) in which it may not be possible, or convenient, to install armoured doors.

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How to install and replace a European profile cylinder in 5 easy steps

Amongst the many advantages offered by European profile cylinders there is also that of being able to easily change the cylinder if you want to install a better one or if the existing one is causing problems. In fact, fitting and removing this type of cylinder is very easy; here is a step by step guide. Continue reading

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7 good reasons to protect your home with a European profile cylinder

According to figures regarding reports made to the police, 60% of thefts by housebreaking in Italy take place through the main door, a percentage that reaches 90% in urban areas, given that the top floors of apartment buildings and condominiums are more difficult for thieves to reach using other accesses. Locks with European profile cylinders have become increasingly widespread over recent years, often replacing other types of locks, even where maximum security is required, such as on the front door of homes. Why? Continue reading

How to defend against the 3 methods most commonly used by burglars to enter our homes

If we know what are the techniques used by thieves to enter our homeswe can take the necessary countermeasures. As also reconfirmed in 2017 (with data for the previous 2 years) from an official source such as ISTAT, the National Statistics Institute, which published a report on crimes and security, since 2008 the number of thefts in the apartment has definitely increased.
In 2010 (last year available for this analysis) ISTAT also published a chart with statistics of how thieves enter homes.
Which is the most commonly used technique? And what measures must be taken to defend your home?

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3 simple solutions for making a garage door more secure

If you were asked: “where do you think would be the safest place to park your car or motorbike?”, your instinct would probably be to say: “in the garage”. However, a garage whose door is not reinforced may be, paradoxically, less secure than leaving the car or motorbike parked on the roadside. In fact, a thief who manages to sneak in by forcing the garage door has all the time to act calmly without being seen, while in the street they must generally act quickly, out of fear of being noticed.

How can the garage be reinforced?

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Characteristics of good quality European cylinder: Bite-sized security

The choice of lock (and, therefore, the cylinder) for the entrance door is often the most carefully considered, because it has the task of defending the main access to the house. The lock must be as strong as possible to resist any type of attack and the European profile cylinder is currently the most complete and cutting-edge system for the role it must cover: in combination with the lock, to prevent unwanted access.
However, although one cylinder might appear to be the same as another, details are hidden inside which denote a good quality cylinder, which is able to offer security and reliability over time.
We are about to reveal them to you!

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