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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
27th September 2023 Issue no. 673

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Lock Cylinders

When I were a lad!!! It was simple. Nightlatch cylinders and Union Oval profile cylinders. The Nightlatch cylinders came in differing flavours the Ingersol SC1 Being the most chunky it had secure keys that required the consumer to buy, by post, with his registration a duplicate which was sent by recorded delivery. You could get brass or nickel.

Then Johnny foreigner introduces those infernal 'plastic' doors. It would never catch on we all thought. The British Nightlatch and Deadlock combination would rule for years and years. Well that all went wrong.

Now we have cylinders that open by magic, a code is sent via a mobile app and the door unlocks, the lights turn on, the kettle comes to the boil, the central heating clicks up two degrees. Iloq now have one that batteries are no longer needed as it takes its power from the mobile phone that has NFC induction.

This article is another in a series of 'tasters' from sister-publication Locks & Security Magazine. April's edition of Locks and Security Magazine is available on line, on your phone and by subscription.


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