simplest way for you to keep thugs from ruining an expensive register is
by leaving the drawers open after removing the money. If you have
charitable collection containers on the counters or near the register,
they should be put in a safe each night.
October 20, 2014 Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.)
deadbolt lock cannot be moved to the open position from the outside except
by rotating the lock cylinder with the key.
A deadbolt can be
either single cylinder or double cylinder. A single cylinder deadlock has
a key cylinder on one side of the lock, but is operated by a thumbturn on
the other side. Double cylinder locks have a key cylinder on both sides.
This prevents unwanted unlocking of the door by forced access to the
interior thumbturn (via a nearby window, for example). Double cylinder
locks are not recommended for residential applications because they
violate fire safety regulations.
American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) has designated voluntary performance standards for
builder's hardware. The various grades set requirements for the minimum
acceptable requirements for Operation (key torque; cycles) and Security
(pull strength, impact resistance).
Grade 1 certification –
Highest Grade Security Grade 1 is the strongest grade
ANSI/BHMA will supply for any Residential or Commercial product. This lock
has been tested to 250,000 open/close cycles, has a bolt that projects 1
inch into the door frame, and can withstand 10 hammer blows without giving
Grade 2 certification – Higher Residential Security Grade 2 is designed and built to offer excellent security and
durability for more residential applications and some light commercial
applications. This lock has been tested to 150,000 open/close cycles, also
has a bolt that projects 1 inch into the door frame, and can withstand 5
hammer blows without giving way.
Grade 3 certification –
Basic residential security Grade 3 is the lowest grade
provided by ANSI, the minimal acceptable quality for residential door
locks. This lock has been tested to 100,000 open/close cycles, also has a
bolt that projects 1 inch into the door frame, but is only required to
withstand 2 hammer blows without giving way.
Installation The strike plate is a metal plate attached to the
door jamb which receives the bolt. For maximum security the plate
should be installed using 3 inch screws. By using long screws,the strike
is secured to the door frame stud, not just the jamb. In addition,
deadbolts should also have a reinforced strike plate with off-set screw
holes. This will ensure that the screws aren't driven into the same grain
of wood. If someone tries to kick in the door, the jamb will normally give
way before the deadbolt; but the extra long screws and reinforced plate
will stand up to some serious pounding.
Harold Doan and Sons Ltd is
a professional mobile locksmith, serving Orangeville, Dufferin County and
the surrounding area. Call us to help you find good, solid, workable
security solutions. Solutions that allow you to proactively protect your
premises and the assets on those premises. Better security is part of our
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