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Historical Figures Who were Locksmiths

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on May 26th 2020

Finding ways to protect personal belongings goes as far back as civilization does. Primitive engineers developed mechanisms using wooden pegs for keeping doors and chests shut and securing away valuable or coveted belongings. Over time, these locks became more advanced. This caught the interest of various notable historical figures who took an interest in locksmithing, helping to propel the technology forward.Pharaoh KhafreThe Ancient Egyptians were known for collecting gold, art, and other valu
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Considerations When Making Lock Recommendations to Clients

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on May 26th 2020

When making a lock recommendation for your client, it can be helpful to assess their routine, the purpose of the locking mechanism, and who will be using it. These things can help determine what locking system is most suitable for your clients’ specific goals or help provide recommendations for a general all-around security system they can use. Homes have different requirements than offices, as well as places with high-security needs or valuable items in inventory. The best way to make a good re
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Lessons Learned: Bug-In Bag Preparation for Pandemics and Natural Disasters

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on May 11th 2020

In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic, disaster preparation has changed. Whole nations have had to bug-in and shut their doors due to the virus.This disaster has taught us that pandemics and natural disasters--like hurricanes or earthquakes--necessitate a different style of planning. Your clients need to ensure they have all your essentials close at hand and that everyone in the household is ready for whatever may come. Including a bug-in bag as part of your offerings is something that is eas
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Best Door Bolts for a Front Door and Why

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on May 11th 2020

Most of your customers are most concerned about securing their front door. The front door is likely the entry point at which a burglar strikes or attempts entry. More often, burglars are looking for an easy target, a lock they can pick, bump, or break quickly without bringing any attention to themselves. Clients want a good quality high-security lock at their home’s main entrance to help prevent easy access to an intruder. A premium or good quality lock is usually enough of a deterrent, assuming
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Robert Barron and the Double Acting Tumbler Lock

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on May 11th 2020

The double acting tumbler lock, also known as a level tumbler, was invented by Robert Barron in 1778. It uses a system of levers to stop the bolt from moving inside the lock. When the key is inserted, it lifts the tumblers, allowing the bolt to slide past.While the original version of the double acting tumbler lock had two levers, these types of locks usually use an odd number of levers to maintain symmetry in the locking mechanism. History of Tumbler Locks and Robert BarronTumbler locks have be
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