- Created: 03 December 2013
|As from Monday 2nd December Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies will become a stand alone company from Ingersoll Rand and will be known as Allegion. The new Allegion company will have it's headquaters in Ireland with regional sites in USA, Belgium and China.|
For more than a century, we have been pioneers in developing products that help keep people safe where they live, work and visit,” said Dave Petratis, Allegion chairman, president and CEO. “This is an opportunity to carry forward the best of Allegion’s heritage, expertise and entrepreneurial roots while becoming bolder at capitalizing on major trends in commercial and residential security. As a global enterprise, we will continue to lead the industry in defining and raising the standards for safety and security everywhere.”
Allegion (pronounced uh-lee-juh n) provides mechanical and electronic locks for homes and businesses in more than 120 countries. It sells products under 23 brands of which the lock brands are Legge, Briton, CISA and Kryptonite.
The Legge range of locks concentrates on Lever Locks and Nightlatches. From a simple tubular mortice door latch to a high specification British Standard 5 Lever Lock, the Legge brand has them all. Legge locks can also be purchased in a range of colours to suit your existing door furniture.
For over 100 years, the Briton brand has been the leader in door controls and exit hardware with lock products more designed for commercial use.
CISA is a world leading brand of Cylinders, padlocks and access control equipment, all of which can be found in residential and commercial applications. Formed back in 1926 CISA is known for producing the first electrically controlled lock.
A global leader in action sports security, Kryptonite are the creator of the original and world famous bicycle u-lock back in 1971. Kryptonite's range of high-quality cables, chains, U-locks and flexible security is sold in over 50 countries around the world.
- Created: 02 December 2013
For some time now patio doors have been vulnerable to lift attacks, a method whereby the sliding door is lifted out of it's track and allowing access to a property.
The Ivess Lock solves this problem with a unique locking bolt that is angled into the sliding door to restrict upwards movement. The main lock body of the Anti Lift device is fitted to the frame of the patio door lock, the bolt is then pushed into the door.
As featured on Dragons Den, the anti lift device has a very simple locking method, the spring loaded bolt is withdrawn by simply pulling the large black knob, when fully retracted the knob can be twisted left or right to hold the pin in the open position. When retracted the Ivess lock pin is an extra 1.5cm further out than normal, this allows for an easy visual check to make sure the patio door is secure.
Fitting of this patio door lock is very easy, and made even easier with the fitting template that is included with all packs. Simply remove lock from packaging, the cardboard insert when unfolded is used as a template to fit the lock, the lock is supplied with 2 self drilling holes for easy installation.
Multiple Ivess locks can be used for increased security, these extra locks can be fitted to the top and bottom of the sliding door section and even on the side rail.
Secure ventilation can also be achieved with the Ivess lock, by the addition of a second hole for the locking pin slightly further along the door sill. With a second hole, the lock can be used to hold the door in a slightly open position, allowing good ventilation but restricting the door to be opened further, this is great protection for pets and children.
This patio door lock is not locked with the use of a key, where this function allows for easy use, it could also allow an easy exit point for an intruder who made entry via another door or window.
- Created: 19 November 2013
Crime statistics show that home burglaries increase by 60% during the darker nights of autumn and winter, as thieves use the cover of darkness to break in. We have created these winter home security tips to stop you becoming another statistic!
Simple techniques can be used through the winter months to improve the overall levels of home security, that won't cost much or require a specialist to install. A timer switch on an inside light would give the impression that someone was home, like wise curtains give the impression of people being in, make sure these are drawn during the night, but then opened during the day.
A TV simulator is a new LED device that simulates the flicking of a television set. This simple battery operated unit comes on automatically when it gets dark, bright LEDs then start to illuminate, mimicking the glow from a TV set.
|Ensure that front and back doors are fitted with a good quality fully working British Standard Lock. During the festive period callers to your door will increase as friends and family make their annual visit, however it is important to remember that not all callers are so friendly, a door chain and door viewer will allow identification of callers with out the need to open the door fully.|
|All windows, especially ground floor windows should be fitted with locks. Intruders will always try to avoid smashing a window as this can be very noisy, instead they will try and force a weak window out from it's frame. Automatic window locks are the most suitable type of lock.|
|Home alarms systems can be an excellent visual deterrent for would be thieves and also act to alter neighbours . The bell box should be situated in a very obvious position on the front of the house. Wireless alarm kits are now readily available, these offer very easy fitting options, basic kits can be used to cover small flats to large family homes, easy to install accessories can also be added at a later date.|
|A small home safe can be used to secure small valuable items such as jewellery. Car keys can also be stored in the safe, this will prevent the increasing threat of house break ins, specially to gain access to car keys. Small safes can easily be hidden away from sight, under the stairs for example, they should also be bolted to a solid wall or the ground. Electronic safes are now very popular with a simple key pad operation to unlock.|
Secure garage and sheds
|Outbuildings, garages and sheds are attractive to criminals due to their often low security levels and high value contents. Garages can be very tempting for intruders, large garage doors can be difficult to secure and often contain expensive items such as bikes and garden equipment. All door to external buildings should be secured with a high quality weatherproof padlock with suitable haps and staple.|
For further advice on crime reduction or if you have a specific concern, please get in contact with us.
- Created: 25 October 2013
National Home Security Month is running during the month of October, the scheme, run by Yale, promotes home security as winter creeps up on us and the darker nights arrive. Each week has a different theme all based around home security, these are as follows;
1st October – 6th October
Crime in your area – what’s the risk?
7th October – 13th October
Secure your doors and windows.
14th October – 20th October
Protect your valuables.
21st October – 27th October
28th October – 31st October
Future home security.
- Created: 23 July 2013
Summer has finally arrived here in the UK, most of us are now enjoying time in the garden or days out, but don't let all the sun go to your head and forget about security, especially garden security.
Often forgotten about, garden security is the first line of defence to overall home security, here are a few easy to implement pointers;
- Lighting - Install security lights to illuminate dark corners and places anyone could hide.
- Gravel - Lay gravel paths around the property, these are noisy when walked over alerting occupants of someone approaching.
- Fit extra locks and security to shed and out houses.
- Hide or lock any ladders that are left outside, these could be used to gain access to an upstairs window.
- Prickly shrubs or bushes can deter anyone from entering a garden.
- Securely lock side gate and doors.
- Ground Anchors can be used to secure valuable items such as bikes or lawn mowers.
- Created: 12 June 2013
New rim gate lock IFAM CR19S Rim Gate Lock from the Spanish company IFAM is now available to the UK market. This high security gate lock comes complete with high security IFAM Euro Cylinder and 5 keys giving the option for Keyed Alike and Master Key Suites. Easy to fit and operate this gate lock can be used on left or right hand door opening in or out, other features of this lock include;
- Locked and unlocked from either side
- Easy to assemble
- Suitable for door up to 48mm thick
- 5 Dimple Keys supplied as standard
- Supplied with Keep and outside escutcheon
- Created: 26 April 2013
Designed for UPVC doors without the need to screw into the door and void any manufacturer warranty this door security chain allows residents to identify caller before fully opening the door. The secure ring incorporates a special ring that hooks around door handle restricting how far a door can be opened, when not in use the ring attached to fixing on the wall by means of a magnet.
Available in White, Black and bronze colours to suit all doors the Secure Ring is easy to fit and very simple to use. Place ring around the door handle, this allows you to answer the door and safely ask, who it is. Simply lift up the door restrictor part of the Secure-Ring to allow the chain to be lengthened enough to safely see the caller. Simply remove the ring off the handle and attach it against the magnet on the door restrictor part of the security door chain.
- Created: 28 January 2013
New from Asec Security, a Padlock and Chain Set with handy carry bag
Supplied with an 85mm Straight Shackle Padlock, 1.5mm Chain with 10mm square links and convenient carry bag, this make for an ideal lock set that can be stored in a van for easy use. Supplied chain includes protective cover, this prevents any damage caused to whatever is being secured.
- Created: 04 December 2012
New from Squire a high security combination Padlock, operated by 5 dials giving over 100,000 possible combinations. Constructed from hardened steel for the lock body and alloy steel for the shackle, with a protective lock body cover for extra high security. This range of SS50 padlocks also feature an electrophoretic finish for excellent resistance against corrosion, the dials on this model can also withstand 200 hours exposure to salt spray. With a full recodeable set of 5 dials with 10 digits and good spacing in this high security padlock it can be used for all security needs.
- Created: 07 November 2012
A MYSTERY Scottish artist has placed almost 2,000 padlocks across the country as part of a project to encourage free love. An Aberdeen artist, known only as Dymagate, has hidden his Freelove Padlocks and their keys in his home city, Dundee, Glasgow and London.
Most of the locks – decorated with a love heart – have been attached to railings in public areas.
- Created: 06 September 2012
A new gate lock from ZedLock has been launched.
For Metal Gates with a 25x50mm (1"x2") frame at the slam end. Can be bolted or welded to the gate frame, and fitted to springbolt, sliding bolt or D-loop type gates. Compatible with Bateman Cattleyard; Century; Ashcombe and Half Mesh gates, and IAE Asbourne Plus, National Box End, Big Bar Plus, Five Rail Half Mesh and Eight Rail Premier. Supplied with hole cutter. All versions can be keyed-alike.
- Created: 07 October 2011
Supra UK Ltd have just released the new C500 Key Box. The first key box to achieve a Security Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175, level 1 and approved by the police.
Ideal for the elderly who have a number of different care workers visit throughout the day, the key code can be changed as required, rather than the large expense of lock replacements. The spacer interior of this key safe can store up to 6 keys along with an integral hock for easy storage. The Zinc Alloy case of the C500 gives it excellent protection against attack along with good rust and water resistance. In fact this key safe can be operated from -32°C right up to +68°C, which should cover most weather conditions experienced in the UK!
- Solid metal construction
- Easy push button access
- 4096 possible combination codes
- Stores 5+ keys
- Weather cover included
- Mounting hardware included
Police Approved Video
C500 Key Box Instlation
C500 Setting the Code
- Created: 19 August 2011
Squire has added two new padlocks to their already large range of Stonghold Padlocks with a new weatherproof padlock and a shutter padlock. Squire have been producing high quality locks and padlocks for over 200 years. William Squire began making locks in the mid 18th century, by the time his son Thomas joined him, his locks were famous enough for the company to be formally incorporated in 1780.
Squire ATL Weatherproof Padlock
Weatherproof padlock with solid brass body and hardened steel shackle, a high security weather protected padlock at a reasonable price. The Squire ATL4 and ATL5 all terrain padlocks are designed for situations that require high security in a harsh environment. The all terrain padlocks have solid brass lock bodies enclosed within a protective cover, the shackle is protected by an anti corrosion plating. Two sizes of lock are available with the ATL4 having a 52mm body width and ATL5 with a 58mm wide body. The Squire ATL Padlocks have undergone a vigorous 150 hour salt spray test, to prove these are the padlocks to have in severe weather conditions!
Squire WS50 Built Stronghold Shutter Padlock
High Security Stronghold Padlock designed for Roller Shutters, Warehouses, Garages, Lorries, Trailers and Gates. This new padlock from Squire boasts a hardened steel shackle and body for increased security and an electrophoretic finish for excellent corrosion resistance making it ideal for external applications. The WS50 has passed some impressive lock standards, having gained British Standard BSEN:12320 grade 4.
- Created: 29 August 2011
UNION StrongBOLT™ features a radius inner forend for ease of first fit installation or simple retro fit replacement. It is designed using the same footprint as many UK first fit products, therefore eliminating the need for additional tooling or carpentry saving time and money as well as avoiding spoiling the aesthetics of the door which may occur on a retro fit installation.
1. Easily reversible radius latch bolt
2. Chamfered bolt design, increases the performance of the lock under side load testing to withstand a side load of up to 13.89KNm 38% over the requirement of the standard. The chamfer also makes drilling attack more difficult.
3. Square outer face plate
4. Slots to accommodate bolt through furniture
5. Hardened steel anti drill plates on both sides of the case
6. 5 levers provide over 1000 effective key differs to resist manipulative attack
7. Deadbolt with Hardened steel rollers
8. Radius inner forend for ease of first fit installation
• For timber doors hinged on the left or right,
• Keys suitable for doors up to 54mm thick.
• Deadbolt locked or unlocked by the key from either side,
• 20mm deadbolt for secure positive deadlocking and additional resistance against attack,
• 2100S can be keyed alike with 2200S.
• Anti-pick, anti-saw and anti-drill security features for resistance against attack,
• Chamfered bolt design increases the performance of the lock under side load testing. The chamfer of the bolt also makes drilling attacks more difficult,
• Supplied with covered escutcheon to match forend.
• Radius inner forend for ease of installation,
• Can be installed into many UK mortices without the need for additional carpentry or spoiling the edge of the door,
• Anti-pick and keyhole protection prevents forced entry by picking,
• Hardened steel pins provide resistance to attack from sawing.
Reference 2100S (BS 20mm extended throw)
Case Size 68mm (2.5") or 81mm (3")
Backset 45mm or 57mm
Case Steel, red powder coat
Forend Stainless steel or brass finish
Striking Plate Finished to match forend
Face Plate Supplied with square faceplate which covers a radius inner forend
Deadbolt With hardened steel rollers
Latch Bolt n/a
Rebate Kit 2100REB 13mm (0.5”) or 26mm (1”)
Keying Groups Supplied to differ or to pass/keyed alike. Supplied with 2 steel nickel plated keys, Key Blank Number KB430
- Created: 15 April 2011
Silca has just released the latest version of their New Electronic Key Catalogue Version 6.0 and also made it available online. Silca are a global leader specialised in designing and manufacturing products and services dedicated to the world of key duplication.
The new Silca catalogue can be viewed here.
Silca have been producing keys and key cutting equipment from their head office in Italy since 1974, when they were founded as 'Società Italiana Lavorazione Chiavi e Affini', this translates in English as 'Italian Company Processing Keys and Related'. Silca manufacture some of the best quality keys available and are trusted by key cutters and locksmiths across the world.
- Created: 14 December 2010
Remember the old days? “Right three times past zero…left two turns to…” Forget it! Wordlock is the new style of friendly, easy-to-use padlocks for recreation, storage, travel and commercial uses. Perfect for school lockers or the gym, toolboxes, sheds, job sites and anywhere else you need a solid, secure indoor/outdoor padlock.
Wordlock padlocks provide maximum security against theft with a 2 5/8 inch hardened steel shackle and body. With 100,000 different letter combinations, you can pick words that are easy for you to remember but next to impossible for anyone to guess. If you have several Wordlock padlocks of the same style, you can set them all to the same word in a matter of seconds. And since all our locks are weatherproof, they can stand up to the toughest environments. That’s extra strong, extra secure, and extra simplified.
- Created: 30 September 2010
Yale has launched a new door bolt, Yale PM444 (previously Chubb V-8002 series)
Simple yet very effective is this new rack door bolt from Yale. Since Yale have taken over some of the old Chubb products they have re-branded and re-launched a number of products, with this door bolt being one of them. Door bolts are excellent additional security devices for doors with a nicely hidden lock body and well designed rack operation. The lock body is morticed into the door thus hidden from site, a small key hole is made through the side of the door allowing for the key to be inserted to operate bolt. Supplied key is of a star shape, this engages with rack system within lock body, when twisted the bolt extends into door frame and locks door.
The Yale PM444 Door Bolt is available in single or twin pack with a white or brass finish.
- Created: 30 September 2010
Chubb is changing!
For almost 200 years Chubb has been the name behind products customers know and trust, but in August 2010 that name will have to change.
Chubb will continue to offer exactly the same products customers know and trust, but we will no longer be able to offer them under the Chubb name. Instead they will continue to be available under another prestigious brands which has a history and strong reputation within the secondary security and locking markets.
Although Chubb has been the name on our locks for so long, the brand is actually owned by an American multi-national and sold under a license that runs out in August 2010.
Chubb Product will now be sold as Chubb at Heart under the Yale and Union brands.