Garage security has recently been a hot topic in the Viro Security Blog. We have spoken about the importance of replacing the locks supplied as standard with the door with high security locks and how to best protect automated garage doors, both sliding and up-and-over ones, with electric locks and specific accessories. In addition to the fact that it can frequently represent a preferential route for thieves and intruders which leads straight into the house, the garage is also the place where the most bulky items such as cars, mopeds, bikes and other objects are kept which have both an economic and sentimental value. Continue reading →
If the lock has blocked and the key has got stuck or has broken inside, read the previous article as it might be your situation. If, on the other hand, it is another problem and corresponds to one of those mentioned below, then you are reading the right blog. As promised, we are proposing solutions here for the three cases which had remained pending from last time: Continue reading →
When the lock blocks, it is generally due to one of two culprits: either the key or the cylinder. The most common situations are basically those we have briefly listed below and for which we try to suggest some solutions. Continue reading →
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 →
One often chooses to install an internal knob on the entrance door so as to be able to also open and close the lock without having to use the key. In effect, the internal knob is convenient, but it also brings an important security issue which should not be underestimated. Continue reading →
The quality of a lock is judged by how easy it is to prevent unwanted access. However, there are situations where the presence of a lock can represent a problem even for those who are authorised to gain access. This is especially the case where you need to quickly gain access to a house or a room to rescue a person closed inside who is unwell and unable to open the door. Indeed, with common double cylinder locks, if the key has been left inserted in the keyhole inside the house one is often unable to open the door from the outside, even having another correct key. To avoid this situation, which can result in the loss of valuable time in the event of an emergency, there are cylinders designed specifically to be opened (with the key!) from the outside even if a key has been left inside. Continue reading →
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.
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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.