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Discussion in 'General' started by MarkW7, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    I have just bought some pretty expensive equipment for my home office, i am looking for a lock to help secure this.

    Any ideas on what the best solutions is, needs to be lockable from the inside and outside.

    What do you have fitted? :D
     
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    I use this one ;)
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    The locks I've seen abroad have generally been total rubbish to use. Anything from Abloy seem like such a pleasure when ever I come back home. They just work.

    Don't know if you have something similar over there, though. The flat keys just seem like they belong to Two-Dollar-Store padlocks...

    Have a look and see what I mean; http://www.abloy.com/ Nice, chunky keys and locks that remove the guesswork from locking and opening a door :)
     
  4. Lorquis

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    The OP said locks... not universal key...
     
  5. unknowngamer

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    It's not the lock you need to worry about, it's the door & frame.

    Putting a big lock ona door just says "Valubales inside" and a swift kick will put 99% of door through.
    at work we got done over a few years ago, they just kicked the 2" firedoors through, or kicked them of the hinges.
    These are SOLID 2 inch doors with 5 heavy duty hinges both mortice and latch went through in 1 or 2 kicks

    Got though 19 doors in under 3 mins!



    If I were you, I'd be inclined to get a security box for the items and bolt/screw them to heavy desks and use a steel security wire and screw them in to the floor beams.

    It's not a case off stopping them, you can't, given time any system can be broken, all you can do is slow them down enough to make it too risky.
     
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    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    :eek: Jees, 19 doors in 3 minutes - that takes some kicking!

    I understand it'd most probably get a swift kick and drop to the floor rolling in pain :p. But it's also just to keep family members out as if i nip away for 10minutes people like to mess with things.
     
  7. Moyo2k

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    Magnetic Card Reader lock? Try one. It looks cool and it will protect your gear, and you can make it so if the circuit is broken without the card opening the door an alarm goes off
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    In that case just pop down to B&Q and get a cheap Yale lock or something, doesn't need anything fancy. :)
     
  9. smashie

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    Piano hinge instead of regular hinges and reinforcement for the other side of the frame to stop the wood splintering.
     
  10. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    A fancy card lock sounds good but also expensive.

    Locks Recommended:

    1. Yale.
     
  11. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Just make the place look like there is nothing worth stealing inside. ;)



    Anyway, a solid door with a steel inlay and a good Abloy lock should do the trick. You also need to think about the frames of the door. Lots of wedges between the frame and the wall it's mounted in should to the trick. Depending on the wall, you may want to reinforce that as well.


    After that you should consider camera surveillance and some alarm system.



    Oh, and magnetic card locks are sooo 1998. Nowadays we use RFID :D
     
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    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    You want a secure frame and a solid-core door first. Then you need two locks and an alarm. The lock itself will rarely stop a determined thief and can be either picked or kicked through quite easily. Thus, you want the door itself to be heavy and strong and with multiple locks on it to slow people down once the alarm is triggered.
     
  13. MarkW7

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    that's probably as solid as strawberry jelly. :(
     
  15. MarkW7

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    yum, jelly. :D

    Did you notice the link underneath?
     
  16. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That'd be fine, but you'd have to break out the chisel to get it into the door/frame.
     
  17. MarkW7

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    Yep, i'd have to purchase a chizel.

    As my door is right up against the wall i cannot have a latch lock, the other option was then a handle and lock together, but as i have a handle i don't want to mess that up, so then it looks like just a lock :D (Dead bolt) i think.
    Any idea how hard it'd be to install (Never done before)
     
  18. eek

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    I'd say the door looks a little flimsy. I'm no expert but logic tells me that any door with panels is going to be weaker (if for no reason other than the fact it's thinner there!!).

    If someone really wants to get in, then they will. Any lock will act as a deterrent, anything too fancy and it'll attract attention.

    I'd stick to a relatively solid fire door, a mortice lock and a safe (bolted to floor) for anything irreplaceable (backups, paper work, etc). This way, all your data and irreplaceable things are about as safe as you can make them (maybe co-locate) and anything else can just be replaced using your contents insurance - that is what it is there for after all!!
     
  19. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That's not what it's for, if you'd read the thread properly it's more for inquisitive family members who need to be kept away.
     
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