Tutorials

Glossary – Lock jargon explained

Don’t be confused – Lock jargon explained. BACKPLATE A stamped or forged plate onto which levers and knobs are attached to create the door handle. BACKSET A lock or latch measurement which determines the distance of the centre of the Follower (Spindle Hole), and therefore of your handle / knob, from the edge of the […]

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Tutorials

Fitting a new cylinder

Fitting a New Euro Cylinder Fitting a euro cylinder is like a reverse of the removal process. Align Cam and Cylinder – Insert and turn the key until the cam no longer sticks out and is lined up with cylinder. Insert Cylinder – Holding the key, guide the cylinder through the euro cylinder cutout on […]

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Tutorials

Removing an existing euro cylinder

Removing an Existing Euro Cylinder To remove the cylinder you will require a cross-head screwdriver to release the Fixing Bold, which is visible just under the latch on the edge of the door. Open the Door – Insert key to unlock and open the door. The key should be left in the lock. Remove Fixing […]

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Tutorials

Buy the right size cylinder

Buy the Right Size Cylinder – All you need is a metric ruler. It is possible to place the ruler against the open edge of the door and use your eye to judge the measurements from the outside face of one backplate to the cylinders fixing screw and from the fixing screw to the outside […]

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News

Smart Technology

Smart Technology, an increasing trend picked up on by Geoff (Managing Director) and Adrian (Alarms Manager) visit to IFSEC – International Security Exhibition last week. One of our leading suppliers in access control is Paxton. Being a manufacturer, Paxton is fortunate enough to be able to actively participate in forming the future trends of the […]

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News, Products

Full Beam Ahead

A recent installation of active perimeter beams at one of our client’s secluded Country houses deterred intruders   who drove across a neighbouring field of crops in the early hours to ram through fences into the stable yard.   The beams activated the alarms mains powered siren causing the raiders to retreat into the night. […]

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