One of the restrictions imposed to contain the spread of Covid19 is to stay at home. Many people have signed up to the social media campaign #IMSTAYINGHOME, but what is really behind those apparent smiles? Continue reading
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ELECTRIC LOCKS: Everything you need to know
The main purpose of every electric lock is to open after having received an electrical pulse. Electric locks can be used to close drive-through or pedestrian doors and gates, indoors or outdoors. They are ideal for automated access points, since they can be controlled remotely, but they can also be installed on entrances with manual opening.
EUROPEAN CYLINDER: everything you need to know
In order to prevent undesired accesses, the European profile cylinder, combined with the lock, is currently the most complete and state of the art system. However, due to precisely this reason, there is a very wide range of demands on this particular cylinder.
Privacy, Security & Society
When we talk about security, we generally think about its practical aspect, that is to say, protecting a building with high security doors and locks, or safeguarding valuables such as motorbikes and bicycles with chains and anti-theft devices. In reality, the term security encompasses an even broader concept; Continue reading
ELF (European Locksmith Federation) CONVENTION 2019
The ELF Convention, the most important European event specifically dedicated to security, will be held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May.
This year it will be that city of Bologna that has the honour of welcoming and bringing together security professionals, industry representatives and all the members of the “European Locksmiths Federation” (that is to say, specialist locksmiths) who will take part. Continue reading
Garage doors: more locking points more security!
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.
Are motorized sectional doors secure?
In the previous blog, in which we talked about the most common methods of access to garages and locks fitted as standard, we mentioned the existence of electric locks for better protection of goods stored in automated garages. Viro electric locks, of which there are several models, represent the ideal solution as they are suitable both for automatic up-and-over and sectional doors. Continue reading
Viro Panzer padlock: physical and mechanical characteristics
In a previous blog we presented the various versions of the Viro Panzer padlock and some possible applications. Its versatility is in fact a key to the success of this padlock. But what are the physical and mechanical characteristics which make it different from most other padlocks on the market? Continue reading
The lock is blocked and the key no longer turns (Part 1)
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
5 features to consider when buying a chain to protect your motorbike or bicycle
As the saying goes, a chain is as strong as its weakest link. This is the case for chains by themselves, but it also applies in general for all security systems which consist of several elements. The entire system is as strong as its weakest component. If you lock up your bicycle or motorbike with a system consisting of a lock and a chain, it is therefore important to evaluate not only the quality of the padlock but also that of the chain. If the chain is the weak point, any thief will attack this instead of padlock.
But how can you recognise a good quality chain, which is able to effectively resist any attacks? There are 5 main features to take into consideration: Continue reading