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Old 5-pin technology isn’t a joke

In 1988, Sony introduced the first PlayStation. Thirty years on, if you were to give your kids one of the original models for Christmas, they would think you were having a laugh at their expense. They want the latest PS4 iteration, the PS4 Pro or the version with the virtual reality headset. And although we […]

After Christmas, Santa always takes a break.

In the blink of an eye, another year has flown by. It’s December, which means half our team are already wearing their Christmas jumpers while the other half is muttering “bah, humbug”. We don’t know whether you love or loathe the annual festivities – but we do need to let you know what’s happening at […]

Access 2 team to attend GAI Education awards

Every year the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) recognise the outstanding educational achievements of the door hardware industry’s rising stars at their annual Education Awards. The GAI education syllabus is the only recognised programme in the world that leads to a qualification in architectural ironmongery to British and European standards. The Access2 team will be […]

One Project, Two Priorities

When a hotelier is undertaking a refurbishment of a property, and every detail of each individual room has been chosen with note-perfect accuracy, the access control and security system cannot be an afterthought. Why would you ruin the work of the design team? Why would you risk compromising the hotel’s operation? When we got involved […]

Access2 at the Independent Hotel Show

Access2 Ltd are delighted to be exhibiting at the Independent Hotel show, the business event for luxury and boutique hotels, in October. Smart enough to suit the most desirable boutique hotels, and tough enough for continual use in major hotel chains, our products control access to a wide variety of leisure-related premises. We’re proud to have […]

Come & see Access2 at the Auto Locksmith Expo

Access2 are delighted to be exhibiting  at The Auto Locksmiths EXpo (ALEX) in October.  An exciting show for auto locksmiths, brought to you by the team that brings you the Locksmiths Exhibition every March and is THE show for auto locksmiths. Our team will be on Stand 14 for the two days and will have samples of our new […]

We’re stocktaking. Dates for your diary

                      We know it’s not the most exciting news, but stocktaking is important.  We offer a wide range of products and promise rapid turnaround on orders, so it’s vital that we know exactly what we‘ve got and where it’s located.   We wish we could carry […]

The benefits of going mechatronic

Just as there are applications where mechanical lock cylinders are the perfect solution, there are situations where anything other than an electronic locking system would be impractical. Both options have pros and cons, but there is a third option – a combined mechatronic system that’s ideal for challenging environments where security is paramount. Mechatronics, as […]

Is there still a viable reason to specify and select 5-pin cylinders?

  On the face of it, five pins in a lock cylinder sounds impressive. With a bit of clever marketing thrown in, it’s easy to see why buyers think they’ll be getting good security, and in the past, they would have been. But things have moved on a lot in the last few years, and […]

World Cup Competition

Only one team will take home the trophy but get your sums right and you could take home two Vanlocks – a definite winner in vehicle security. What’s the average of 64? Sounds like a daft question, but there are 64 matches to be played. 48 in the group stages, 8 in the next round, […]