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Protection You Can Count On

There’s nothing more precious than protecting those you love.  Sometimes that means locking up the liquor cabinet or securing prescription medication to keep others safe from harm.  Even if you have a gun cabinet locked, you should seriously consider adding additional layers of security because keys can be lost (and found by someone who shouldn’t […]

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Gasoline Tanker Truck Physical Security

An area of physical security that often doesn’t get much attention is the transportation of liquid fuels in vehicles  such as a gasoline tanker truck. This is a HUGE problem in emerging markets; but in fact theft of gasoline and other high value liquid fuels happens even in developed markets such as the US and […]

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Remote Security Management for Unmanned Facilities

One of the most challenging scenarios for physical security professionals is unmanned facilities which require completely remote facilities management – and therefore remote security management. There are myriad facilities of this nature throughout the utility and industrial world including by not limited to: Remote Security Management Typical Applications Power Substations (Electricity, Oil, Gas and Nuclear) Public […]

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The High Tech Padlock in Industrial and Commercial Applications

The versatile (and for many decades – if not centuries – boring) padlock has been a mainstay of industrial and residential physical security for many years.  According to WikiPedia, padlocks date to the Roman Era, 500 BC – 300 AD.  During the period between 850 AD and the early 1000 AD was when the name ‘padlock’ […]

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How Better Lock Management Decreases The Risk Of Employee Theft

This week we have a special treat; a guest post from Ralph Goodman, the lead writer over at United Locksmith’s Lock Blog. Ralph was kind enough to contribute this article on lock management to the OpticalLock Blog’s growing collection of articles on locks, physical security, cargo, warehouse security and supply chain management. Please enjoy the […]

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The Role and Importance of Ballot Box Seals & Locks

Election and ballot box security has become a high profile topic recently in the United States. The main reason is that one of the candidates in the US presidential election was constantly warning of fraud months BEFORE the election even took place! Ironically, that candidate won a very close election and there was very little […]

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