By Veronika Mølbæk |August 15, 2023 | FAQs

How to measure the throw of your weld-in lock

THE DIFFERENT MEASUREMENTS Weld-in locks are installed as part of the gate frame. The latch or deadbolt can therefore cover a larger gap as it doesn’t have to go through the gate frame to reach the gate post. In this FAQ article we will tell you all the dimensions you could want when it comes […]

By Ian Hetherington |February 17, 2023 | FAQs

How do I work out the lock handing for my gate?

Left- or right-handed? And no, we aren’t talking about which hand you write with, but the handing of your lock. Some locks have a specific handing which determines how it can be installed on your gate and it is one of the considerations to make before deciding on the right lock and hardware for your […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |December 06, 2022 | FAQs

The best metal gate locks

Metal gate locks are used for many applications like securing residential, commercial, and industrial metal gates. Naturally, there is a wide variety of different metal gate locks out there! In this blog, we go through the most common types and their pros and cons to help you find the best metal gate lock for your […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |July 28, 2022 | FAQs

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

In a previous blog, we discussed different ways to increase your gate security with gate hardware. One of the gate accessories we covered was the gate shroud. In this blog we’d like to tell you a bit more about why they are a such good idea. The purpose of gate shrouds Gate shrouds are made […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |June 29, 2022 | FAQs

How to measure the throw of a bolt-on gate lock

Security is a main reason to install a gate and the lock is naturally a big part of that. It is therefore important to make sure the lock latches and locks properly without any issues. Measuring the throw of the lock should be an important step when finding your next gate lock. We’ve therefore made […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |April 05, 2022 | FAQs

Gate keeps: How big can the gap between my gate and gate post be?

The gap between your gate and the gate post is important for a number of reasons. The most obvious one is security. If the gap is too big, an outsider could be able to get their arm or tools through the gate and open it from the outside. You therefore don’t want this gap to […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |March 09, 2022 | FAQs

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 […]

By Veronika Mølbæk |February 28, 2022 | FAQs

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 […]

By Ian Hetherington |September 22, 2017 | FAQs

Should I have my locks Keyed Alike?

At Signet, most of our locks come with the option of being “Keyed Alike”, if you are buying more than one. To help you decide if having your locks Keyed Alike is beneficial to your home, business or products, it’s probably best to fully understand what the difference is between locks that are, and aren’t, […]

By Ian Hetherington |March 24, 2017 | FAQs

The advantages of electric gates and gate automation

With so many electric gates to choose from, which is right for you? There are many advantages of installing electric gates and a reliable secure system, providing convenience and saving you time. If the following sound beneficial to you, you may wish to install electric gates: enter your home or work premises with a gate securely closing […]