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How to ensure safe gates for children

Think it’s child’s play installing a safe gate in a playground? Think again! You are installing a gate at a school, playground, or other public place frequently used by children and it all seems fairly straightforward. After all, it’s just another gate, right? Well stop! Have you considered the risks of finger traps, trip hazards […]




What is a gate keep and why do I need one?

What are gate keeps/strike plates? Our lock kits will usually consist of the locking mechanism and a receiving part which goes on the post. This receiving part is either a strike plate or a gate keep.   A strike plate is how we describe a metal plate installed on the post, designed to guide the […]


The History of Hinges

Have you ever wondered about the history of hinges or where and when a hinge first appeared? We certainly have. Although there is no date for the invention of the hinge, the earliest pivot hinge discovered dates as far back as 1600 B.C. Some say a hinge’s “importance to everyday life is right up there […]


How to stop a gate from slamming

Are you tired of your gate slamming closed behind you? Perhaps you’re tired of hearing what can only be described as a prison gate closing shut, every time you enter or leave your property. Installing the right gate hardware will prevent the annoying noise and vibration you’re experiencing when your gate slams.   How to […]


Need replacement keys? Here’s what to do

Lost your keys to your gate lock? Or do you simply need a few extra ones to distribute to new employees? Whatever the reason, we can help you find the replacement keys you need for our locks. There are a few different processes depending on the type of key you have, so read the below […]


FAQ: What locks can be fire brigade converted?

A fire brigade lock is different from your normal gate lock. Although it might look the same, all fire brigade (FB) locks can be opened with a fire brigade key. As suggested by the name, these are used by fire brigades, councils and other emergency services. Commonly, they are used on locks where the fire […]