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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Stainless Steel Hinge

    5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Stainless Steel Hinge

    This article explains five key design considerations to take into account when selecting a stainless steel hinge.

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  • Expanding Remote Enclosure Security with Electronic Access Technology

    Expanding Remote Enclosure Security with Electronic Access Technology

    This article explains how electronic access solutions with integrated electronic locks and latches can be used to secure networked enclosures in remote locations.

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  • Using Fastening and Positioning Technologies To Solve New Challenges In Lighting Design

    Using Fastening and Positioning Technologies To Solve New Challenges In Lighting Design

    This article explains how fastening and positioning technologies to enhance the functional performance and visual and ergonomic appeal of lighting equipment and fixtures.

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  • Sitting Down with Southco and The LIFT-A-SYST® Series

    Sitting Down with Southco and The LIFT-A-SYST® Series

    This article with Woodworking Network features an interview with Lou Mintzer, Southco's Business Development Manager for CounterBalance Solutions.

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  • Counterbalance Technology Lightens the Design Load

    Counterbalance Technology Lightens the Design Load

    This article explains how counterbalance technology can help reduce fatigue and improve operator efficiency for applications where operators are routinely opening and closing heavy doors

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  • Countering the Growing Threat of Human Error and Physical Security Breaches

    Countering the Growing Threat of Human Error and Physical Security Breaches

    Electronic access solutions combine access control and monitoring functionality with intuitive installation, and allow data centers to enhance the physical security of stored data.

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  •  Bluetooth Solutions for Wireless Credential Management and Audit Trail

    Bluetooth Solutions for Wireless Credential Management and Audit Trail

    There are two options for providing access to equipment with Bluetooth lock controllers: by using a smartphone directly, or with existing RFID access credentials.

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  • Why the Quarter-Turn Fastener Turns Heads In Automotive Design

    Why the Quarter-Turn Fastener Turns Heads In Automotive Design

    This article explains how quarter-turn fasteners can lower installation costs, while facilitating quick repeatable access to critical vehicle components.

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  • Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms

    Solving Aircraft Interior Design Challenges with Standardized Mechanisms

    This article explains how using standardized access hardware solutions allowd weight to be conserved across aircraft interior applications while ensuring reliable operation of passenger touch points.

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  • Cab-free Design Implications

    Cab-free Design Implications

    This article explains how designers can prepare for the shift to more autonomous operation of off-highway equipment.

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  • How Electronic Access Security Can Stop Criminals From Hitting the Jackpot

    How Electronic Access Security Can Stop Criminals From Hitting the Jackpot

    This article explains how physical security can be enhanced using electronic access to prevent ‘jackpotting’, a physical attack on the ATM top box to access the ATM computer located inside.

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  • Avoiding Costly Penalties and Loss by Securing Datacenters at the Rack Level

    Avoiding Costly Penalties and Loss by Securing Datacenters at the Rack Level

    Electronic access solutions (EAS) allow datacenter managers to easily incorporate intelligent locking throughout the facility – from its perimeter down to its servers.

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  • Integrating Physical Security at the Rack Level Inside the Data Center

    Integrating Physical Security at the Rack Level Inside the Data Center

    When combined with a building’s existing security system, rack level electronic locks create one cohesive security network can be used across the data center to control access.

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  • Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    Are You Sitting Comfortably?

    This article explains how constant torque hinging solutions enable rail operators to improve seating and promote a highly ergonomic passenger comfort zone.

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  • Designing Enterprise Server Hardware to Protect the Physical Side of the Internet

    Designing Enterprise Server Hardware to Protect the Physical Side of the Internet

    By specifying enterprise hardware engineered with quality materials, engineers can prevent service issues and downtime, while keeping data safe and secure.

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  • Locking into the Future: Electronic Access for Medical Equipment

    Locking into the Future: Electronic Access for Medical Equipment

    Incorporating electromechanical locks into medical enclosure design is key to delivering an end product that delivers convenience, usability and above all, security.

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  • Monitoring and Protecting Retail Assets with Intelligent Electronic Locks

    Monitoring and Protecting Retail Assets with Intelligent Electronic Locks

    This article explains how retailers can increase the physical security of high value items by retrofitting their existing display cases and cabinets with electronic locking mechanisms.

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  • Transitioning From Mechanical to Electronic Locking Devices

    Transitioning From Mechanical to Electronic Locking Devices

    This article explains how engineers can simplify the transition from mechanical locks to electronic access technology by integrating the appropriate Electronic Access Solution into the application.

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  • Bluetooth Technology: the “Key” to Effective Time-Based Access to Data Centers

    Bluetooth Technology: the “Key” to Effective Time-Based Access to Data Centers

    When connected with cloud-based applications, Bluetooth-enabled devices – like the common smartphone – can be used as a key.

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  • Electronic Access Solutions – Design Considerations for Your Data Center

    Electronic Access Solutions – Design Considerations for Your Data Center

    If the data center grounds, lobby and individual server rooms are securely locked, the same level of security should be extended down to the rack level.

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