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News for January 2021

Thursday 14th January 2021

Be Prepared for Rising Metal Theft Crime

The cost and impact of metal theft is once again in the news after four men were sentenced to a total of over 19 years in prison for stealing lead from more than 20 churches across the UK between 2018 and 2020. Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has estimated the cost impact of these thefts to have been over £2 million due to the damage caused to targeted countryside churches. The insurer’s risk management team is encouraging churches to take precautions to avoid becoming crime victims.


Thursday 21st January 2021

Are You Ready for Smart Locks

The earliest known locking mechanism was discovered by archaeologists in Iraq, dating from around 4000 B.C. So we are all very familiar with traditional locks and keys, using them every day around our homes, our vehicles and our workplaces. But in recent years, advances in communications technologies have enabled the development of what are called ‘smart locks’, introducing a whole new chapter world of lock technology. In this post we look at what smart locks are, key aspects of the types that exist and whether they are as safe as their traditional counterparts.


Thursday 28th January 2021

What is the Best Type of Steel

With over 3,500 different steel types to choose from, it’s hardly surprising that “what is the best type of steel” is such a frequently asked question. Unfortunately there is no simple answer as it primarily depends on the application the steel is required for. In this post we look at the differences between various primary steel types along with what they are typically used for.


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