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NCJ Number: 69769 Find in a Library
Title: Magic of Crime Prevention, Part 3 - Padlocks
Corporate Author: Charles S Maccrone Productions
United States of America
Project Director: C S MacCrone
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Charles S Maccrone Productions
Aptos, CA 95003
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Charles S Maccrone Productions
432 Ewell Avenue
Aptos, CA 95003
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Magician Paul Svengari illustrates some of the best types of padlocks to use as a burglary deterrent.
Abstract: If the padlock goes through a hasp or a chain, then the hardness and diameter of the shackle are important; the diameter should be at least 9/32 of an inch. Some types of padlocks hide the shackle. Many padlocks only lock at the toe, (emerging portion) but a good padlock will lock at both the toe and the heel (inside portion). The best cylinder to have is either the pin tumbler cylinder or the multilever, but the latter one is difficult to find. A disc tumbler cylinder is not as good, and a warded cylinder is quite inadequate. Good padlocks will also have a key retaining feature. Consumers should avoid padlocks with identification numbers or erase the number, if there is one, because locksmiths can make keys from those numbers. Consumers should always keep locks in the locked position, have all their padlocks keyed alike to avoid an overabundance of keys, and keep control of their keys. Finally, like chains, the staple of the hasp should be sufficiently strong. The hasp should also have concealed screws.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Deterrence; Films; Locks; Physical crime prevention; Security
Note: 10 minutes, 16mm color. Rental also available
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