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Comparing 1 Star, 3 Star & Ultion Sold Secure Diamond Cylinders Locks

So many locks claim to be “anti-snap” but with so many kitemarks and standards what level of security are you actually getting with your locks? TS007 TS007 is a technical specification from the Door and Hardware Federation alongside the Glass and Glazing Federation. Introduced due to the increased burglary threats and locks breaks from the availability of techniques on the internet, the standard sets high-security standards for lock cylinder and door hardware. The TS007 comprises of a 3-star rating system.   Star Ratings Explained The…

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How to tell if your locks are correctly installed

As an essential component in a property’s security setup, it is important to ensure that your locks are functioning effectively. You should take the time to properly maintain them and solve any potential problems quickly in order to prevent them becoming a larger issue further down the line. By carrying out a few simple checks you can determine whether any faults are down to your lock’s original installation, or simply from general wear and tear that they have experienced over time. These inspections could save…

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How to correctly adjust a door closer

Commonly used in commercial or public buildings, door closers can occasionally require adjustment in order to maintain optimum functionality over extended use. Often set up to operate differently depending on the door and surroundings they are situated in, the correct set up of these products is imperative if you are to avoid issues such as doors slamming shut or failing to latch when closed. The following points cover the main adjustments commonly required and the most common ways in which these changes can be carried…

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Types of lock explained – wooden, residential doors

Whether you are seeking a replacement for your property or specifying for a new building or development, it is essential that the correct standard of lock is used in order to meet the requirements of your insurers, as well as provide you with the functionality needed for your premises. In this series of articles we will explore the types of lock that are best suited to a variety of different doors, whether wooden, uPVC, or those used on commercial properties; addressing both the functionality and…

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Types of lock explained; TS 007 standard

With the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) reporting that almost ‘70% of UK residential entrance doors are vulnerable to lock attack’, it is now more important than ever to consider the security of the buildings we are responsible for. The first step towards this should be to check the level of protection our current locks are providing. This is especially important when it comes to uPVC doors fitted with a standard Euro cylinder lock which are most commonly attacked using techniques such as snapping or…

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Types of lock explained – uPVC, residential doors

Regardless of whether you are seeking a lock for your home or looking to find the right specification for a new development; it is vital that the correct product is chosen in order to meet the necessary requirements of your property. The following points outline the main types of locks that should be considered when fitting a uPVC door; providing the level of security and functionality needed for effective use in the years to come. Choosing a lock for a uPVC door Frequently used for…

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How easy is it to fit door handles?

Whether as part of a new door setup, or just as a replacement for broken or out-dated units, installing new door handles can bring a number of aesthetic and practical values. Although it may seem like a simple DIY task that can be carried out without much prior knowledge or planning, an incorrectly fitted door handle can cause a world of problems, so getting it right the first time is the best way to avoid future issues. While your choice of doors may be slightly…

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Introducing: The UNION Classic Range of mortice locks

Introducing: The UNION Classic Range A major player in the world of door lock solutions, UNION have a number of mortice lock ranges available that show off the capabilities of their first rate products. From the Professional Range to the Essential Range, the choice is wide, varied and competitively priced without ever skimping on quality, making UNION and parent company ASSA ABLOY market leaders in the field. Another of the jewels in the crown of the UNION mortice lock family is the Classic Range. Encompassing…

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Introducing: The Professional Range of Locks from UNION

For retailers and customers alike, UNION are the manufacturer of choice when it comes to first rate quality door locks, with competitively priced models that stand head and shoulders above their competitors. The brand, a division of global door solutions leader ASSA ABLOY, has now further boosted its credentials with the introduction of the Professional Range. Consisting of a wide selection of high quality locks, latches and lock cases, the range includes a couple of models from the flagship StrongBOLT series, including StrongBOLT Lever Mortice…

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ASSA dp CLIQ Technology at Doorfit

As discussed in our previous post, Doorfit’s 15 years as an approved ASSA dealer has led to us investing in the technology necessary to distribute their pioneering dp lock platform. This security solution, which perfectly balances safety and convenience, provides businesses with a way of regularly altering access permissions to different areas without the need for changing locks or cutting new keys. An additional piece of technology is also available with the dp system, known as CLIQ. Elevating the already innovative platform to a whole…

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