Wednesday, 29 February 2012

New Diploma heralds launch of Europe’s first fire door inspection scheme

A new qualification for fire door and building safety professionals was unveiled last week, in an important step towards the launch of Europe’s first Fire Door Inspection Scheme.

While similar schemes are well established in the USA, the UK’s Fire Door Inspection Scheme is the first of its kind here and is designed to transform people’s knowledge and understanding about the critical purpose and function of fire doors in buildings covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and equivalent legislation.

It aims to help improve fire safety management, protect property and ultimately save lives through creating a new pool of expertise and competence to help those with legal responsibilities under the RRO.

 The new Diploma in Fire Doors is a joint initiative developed by the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), the two industry bodies behind the creation of the UK Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS).

Gary Amer, Chief Executive of the GAI and spokesperson for FDIS, said: "We are extremely grateful for the Door and Hardware Federation’s contribution to FDIS. Their input to the metal doors module of the FDIS diploma was invaluable."

The FDIS online learning platform goes live this week, containing seven web-based education modules which are designed to be studied at a candidate’s own pace and location. A final examination can be taken at a local test centre, and successful candidates will be awarded the Diploma in Fire Doors and be entitled to use the designation DipFD after their name.

Gary Amer, Chief Executive of the GAI and spokesperson for FDIS, said: 

“We already know there is strong demand for this qualification. The FDIS online education programme is available to anyone who wishes to have a greater knowledge of fire doors and a qualification to prove it.

“Not only does it allow someone to demonstrate that they are an acknowledged professional with recognised expertise in fire doors, but it is also the first step towards becoming an FDIS Certificated Inspector able to offer fire door inspection services to building owners and landlords affected by the UK’s stringent fire safety regulations.”

Peter Johnson, BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme Chairman, said: "There is little doubt that the certification of fire doors has helped to reassure specifiers and building owners that door performance meets required standards, and has been instrumental in improving safety and saving lives.
“The FDIS is a natural evolution, helping to highlight the difference between a certified safe door and those which may not be appropriate for use or have been rendered inappropriate by poor maintenance or misuse."

The FDIS Diploma has been researched and authored by industry experts. It comprises:
  • Foundation module - providing a basic understanding of fire doors and their components, including testing and certification, regulations and standards, inspection and maintenance

  • Timber fire doors and frames - a more detailed look at timber fire and escape doorsets, their construction, installation and functional performance.
  • Metal fire doors - information on how steel doors differ from timber doors, how they are tested, glazed, installed and maintained.
  • Glazing - detailed guidance on the different types of fire resistant glass, glazed apertures, glazing retention systems and beading and the importance of getting it right.
  • Seals - detailed information on the function and technology of intumescent, acoustic and smoke seals, how they're identified and installed.
  • Ironmongery and signage (Part 1) - covers why each type of ironmongery is essential, critical issues about installation, how to check it is functioning correctly and when the item should be replaced.
  • Ironmongery and signage (Part 2) - covers essential and non-essential ironmongery, the requirements for panic escape mechanisms and signage on fire doors.

Each module looks at the relevant regulations and standards that apply to fire door components and how certification is crucial to compliance.
 
FDIS provides a vital new resource to help the ‘Responsible Person’ complete fire risk assessments for the premises they manage. It also raises awareness of defective fire doors and the potentially tragic consequences of leaving these unchecked.
The independent certification of FDIS Inspectors is likely to start later this year, resulting in a searchable database of local inspectors who can check on the specification, installation and maintenance of fire doors in all buildings being built.
 In order to become certificated fire door inspectors, Diploma holders will have to complete an additional education module which explains what is expected of an FDIS Inspector and how the scheme works. They will also need to demonstrate detailed knowledge and skills in a practical, working environment and be assessed by an independent third party, Exova Warringtonfire. All certificated inspectors will also have to work in accordance with the FDIS Code of Conduct. 
For further information: www.fdis.co.uk
Follow FDIS on Twitter for updates: http://twitter.com/FDIS_UK 
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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A&B Glass locks up to Yale Door & WIndow Solutions

Yale Door & Windows Solutions has created a bespoke product security range for leading manufacturer A&B Glass, all supplied efficiently to ensure all customers can instantly benefit from complete peace of mind.

 A&B Glass has made the switch to Yale, to take advantage of a high quality range of security solutions, each created specifically to suit A&B Glass’ windows, doors and conservatories product range.

Yale has adapted its exclusive Secured-By Design accredited Mantis 3 multipoint lock for A&B Glass boasting an impressive 13 locking points for the ultimate homeowner security.

Further enhancing the security of the Mantis 3 system, A&B Glass has chosen the Yale Magnum high security cylinder, as standard. The Magnum cylinder is one of a few Kite marked cylinders offering protection against snapping at the fixing point, bumping, drilling and picking.

An additional feature is the inclusion of ‘Snap-Safe’ technology, with sacrificial break points on either end of the cylinder which, along with the steel bar reinforcing the fixing point, provides two-fold protection against extraction. 

A&B Glass has also signed up to The Yale unique kanban supply chain policy, which ensures all products are delivered only when required, using recyclable packaging, both designed to allow more product space, improve cash flow and next day deliveries on all products covered by this system.

 Dave Barrett of A&B Glass said: “Our business is based on innovation and attention to detail, for both our product and service offerings. Therefore forming close relationships with highly qualified teams such as those at Yale, who can deliver technically sound products instantly, can only work to strengthen our offering to customers.

“By switching to use the industry renowned high security range from Yale Window & Door Solutions, which have been specially adapted as a bespoke range to suit our product offerings, we can demonstrate that we are choosing the most up to date solution on our products and services, so that installers can consistently offer end users a top of the range security solution.”

Paul Gravell, Regional Sales Manager at Yale Window & Door Solutions added: “A&B Glass has embraced the need to offer high security solutions and innovation, without compromising on style or aesthetics. However, in today’s environment, the additional key to success is being able to deliver exact client’s requirements instantly, affordably and efficiently.

“By selecting such high quality products from Yale Door & Window Solutions’, A&B Glass instantly adds value and boosts the sales potential of its entire range without incurring costs. Being more secure and versatile to manufacture, installers can be assured that A&B Glass has invested in product and service solutions that meet their own and their customer’s exact security requirements.”

For further information on the full range of Yale Door and Window Solutions for fabricators and installers, please visit www.yale.co.uk.

If you would like to know more about A&B Glass, please visit www.abglass.co.uk 




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Sunday, 26 February 2012

CREATIVE THINKING AT BLUECARROT GENERATES ADVERTISING SPACE

How the application of vinyl transformed an unsightly storefront into an attention grabbing advertising medium.

Last December in an article on shopfront security we revealed that many planning authorities will not give planning permission for heavy duty shutters in high streets and shopping centres on aesthetic grounds.

For example, planning guidelines issued by the London Borough of Croydon state: "Where grilles and shutters are the only solution to deter criminal activity, the council will require such devices to be in character with the building and locality. Solid or perforated shutters, however well designed, will not be acceptable on the grounds that they adversely affect the character of a building and street scene, thereby contributing to an unwelcoming and hostile environment."

With such criteria in place it is very difficult for specifiers of shopfront shutters and grilles to achieve an acceptable balance between security and approved appearance. However, all may not be lost thanks to some creative thinking by media Company, Bluecarrot - read on to find out more.
Whilst operating a successful shopfitting business, founder and Managing Director Ian Cheetham was presented with a dilemma by one of his valued customers, a jewellery retailer in Chesterfield. Caught within the confines of Insurance requirements and Local Planning criteria, the retailer was forced to install security shutters to the inside of his storefront windows, which compromised the visual impact of the store during closing hours.
A ‘eureka’ moment resulted in the concept of high quality images being printed to vinyl strips, which in turn were applied to the new shutter front. The transformation created a dramatic effect, by both enhancing the shutter and providing an advertising medium for products within the store.
As the principle was developed and applied to external shutters, a graffiti-resistant coating was applied to the vinyl which enables straightforward removal of aerosol paint.
Over the years, Bluecarrot has provided media solutions for an array of high profile clients and has also secured third party advertising for vacant shutter space. Colourful, high impact shutter media can provide solutions for urban regeneration, directing customers to online services, product advertisement and brand awareness.
More and more retailers are realising the benefits of storefront advertising, particularly emphasizing online offerings when the high street outlet is closed. The full size image can accommodate an easily replaceable smaller section to advertise local or monthly promotions. 
For more information contact:

Ian Cheetham on 07813 923048

info@bluecarrotmedia.com

www.bluecarrotmedia.com




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Friday, 24 February 2012

It's Time to Book The IDAExpo 2012

The IDAExpo™2012 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 9-12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Conducted in Las Vegas every other year since 1995, Vegas is a huge draw and attracts the most significant audience from outside the continental United States than any other venue in which the event is conducted. Attendance for the 2012 Expo is expected to exceed 5,000.

Exhibitors include manufacturers of garage doors, openers, safety products for garage doors, hardware, specialty doors, and many other products and services directed to garage door dealers.Download an Expo brochure here. 

For full information on IDAExpo™2012 visit www.idaexpo2012.com

Below is the current list of exhibitors - last updated on 01/04/2012.





ABC DOCKS
ACKUE INC
ACTION INDUSTRIES
ADVANCED CONCEPT DISTRIBUTION INC
ADVANCED PLASTIC CORP
ADVANCED SYSTEMS GROUP
ADVANTAGE GATE PRODUCTS
AIRLIFT DOORS INC
ALECO
ALUTECH UNITED INC
AMARR GARAGE DOORS
AMERICAN GARAGE DOOR SUPPLY INC
ARM-R-LITE
ARROW TRU-LINE
ASC MACHINE TOOLS INC
ASO SAFETY SOLUTIONS INC
ASTA DOOR
A-TECH
BAD DOG TOOLS
BAISHENG GATE & DOOR AUTOMATION
BD LOOPS
BEA INC
BELWITH PRODUCTS LLC
BERNER INTERNATIONAL CORP
BID INTERNATIONAL DOOR INC
BLUE GIANT EQUIPMENT CORP
BRADBURY (THE)
CANA VAC SYSTEMS INC
CANIMEX INC
CARRIAGE HOUSE DOORS
CHASE
CHI OVERHEAD DOORS
CLOPAY BUILDING  PRODUCTS
CONTROLSA SA
CORNELL STOREFRONT SYSTEMS
CORNELL IRON WORKS/THE COOKSON CO
CUSTOM WOOD GARAGE DOORS INC
DALIAN SEASIDE DOOR CONTROLLING SYSTEM CO, LTD
DAVISWARE
DBCI
DENCO MARKETING
DIAMOND STORAGE CONCEPTS/HYLOFT
DIGI-CODE INC
DJA IMPORTS, LTD
DOOR KING INC
DOOR ENGINEERING & MFG
DOORHAN GROUP
DOORLINK MFG INC
DUAL TITE SEALS
DYNACO
DYNAMIC CLOSURES CO
EAGLE ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM
EBERLE DESIGN, INC
ELTON MFG
EMX INDUSTRIES
ENCON ELECTRONICS
(ENTRY SYSTEMS INC) SpringTurner LLC
FEHR BROS IND
1st UNITED DOOR TECHNOLOGIES
FIRST SRL
FLEXI-FORCE LLC
FOAM SUPPLIES
GARAGA INC
GARAGEWORKS STEEL
GARAGE DOOR REFACING
GATEWAY INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
GENIE CO, THE
GLIDEROL GARAGE DOOR
GLOBE INTERNATIONAL CORP
GOFFS ENTERPRISES INC
GTO INC
GUARDIAN ACCESS & DOOR HARDWARE
HAAS DOOR
HANOVER DOOR SYSTEMS
HELTON INDUSTRIES
HORMANN, LLC
iCONTROLS
INDUSTRIAL SPRING
INDUSTRIE PU. MA. SRL
IOWA SPRING MFG & SALES
JANUS INTERNATIONAL
JIELONG SHUTTER MOTORS LTD
JOHNSON CONTROLS
JC GURY CO INC
JN MACHINERY CORP
KNAPHEIDE MFG
KR DOORS, INC
LAWRENCE DOORS
LELAND INDUSTRIES INC
LIFTMASTER
LINEAR
LINEAR
LIVING DOORS
MANARAS/OPERA
MARANTEC AMERICA CORP
MARTIN  DOOR MFG
MEMTECH
MICANAN
MID-AMERICA DOOR CO
MILLER EDGE
MINNESOTA METALS
MMTC
MULTI SALES INC
MURPHY INDUSTRIES INC
NAPOLEON/LYNX
NATIONAL DOOR INDUSTRIES INC
NINGBO JIANGBEI LONGXIN MACHINERY FACTORY
NORTHWEST DOOR
OVERHEAD DOOR
PANTRON AUTOMATION, INC
PAZGAL
PERMA TECH
PIONEER DOCK EQUIPMENT
POWERED AIRE INC
PINE MEADOW CONTROLS LLC
PROFESSIONAL DOOR DEALER
R & S ROLLING DOOR PRODUCTS
RASCO INDUSTRIES
RAYNOR/RICHARDS WILCOX CANADA
RENO A & E
RE-SOURCE
ROLLAC SHUTTER OF TEXAS INC
ROTARY PRODUCTS
ROYAL MOULDINGS
RUBBAIR DOOR
RYTEC
SAFE-WAY DOORS
SAUTERELLE INC
SCHWEISS DOORS
SEALEZE
SEARS GARAGE SOLUTIONS
SERVICE AUTOMATION INC
SERVICE SPRING
SKYLINK GROUP
SOMMER USA,INC
STEIR STEEL CORP
SYRACUSE STAMPING COMPANY
TELCO SENSORS
TMI, LLC
TNR
TRAC-RITE DOOR
UNIQUE GARAGE DOOR INC
UPWARDOR
VE POWER DOOR CO
VEE INDUSTRIES INC
VITECTOR, INC
WARREN DOOR CO
WAYNE-DALTON
WINDSOR DOOR
YODLE
ZHEJIANG SHUANGXIONG DOOR CO LTD
GARAGE DOOR NEWS
IDA/IDEA
R & T
ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS


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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Freedor just got even better!

Fireco has announced some important improvements to award winning Freedor, the world's first wireless, electrically powered free-swing door closer.

For users we've made access smoother by adding an automatic free-swing function; reduced weekly self-test disruption and noise by making the weekly test selectable rather than a default function; and extended battery life from 12-18 months to 18-24 months.

And for installers we've made Freedor even easier to install by simplifying the whole process. We've reduced the component count and removed redundant consumable parts from the package. The battery lift has also been improved making it an easier transition to activation and we've improved the screw elements. The environmental performance has been enhanced, too, through wider testing in different environments/scenarios. The latching action, too, has been upgraded through internal modifications and the development of a more robust latch.

Award winning Freedor is a unique wireless solution that allows users to hold open fire doors at any angle, automatically closing them when the fire alarm sounds to prevent the spread of fire and smoke around the building. Installed at the top of the door Freedor is neat, unobtrusive and is easy to install in new buildings and retrofit, with none of the expense and disruption to occupants or the building associated with the installation of hard-wired door closers.

Features include Fail-to-safe technology, with a minimum battery life of 12-18 months; Adjustable sensitivity; Complies with BS EN 1154, BS EN 1155, BS 7273-4 category B.

For more product features visit www.firecoltd.com/fire/freedor.aspx

Fireco Ltd.0845 241 7474
e: sales@firecoltd.com
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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

SECUREFAST LAUNCHES THE ‘EASY CODE PLUS’ DIGITAL LOCKS


In response to a growing demand for a mechanical digital lock with a simple and yet convenient method of changing the access code, Securefast have now launched the Easy Code Plus SBL330.SL with lever handles on both sides and the Easy Code Plus SBL330.S with an internal turn knob and hold back snib for the tubular latch.
 
Designed to provide security in low to medium traffic areas, the new Easy Code Plus range incorporates a superior mechanism specifically designed to prevent the code from being detected by opportunist thieves, whilst eliminating the necessity of moving detainers around the mechanism to alter the code setting. With the SBL330 range all that is required is a simple push and rotation of the dials for each digit located on the inside of the external unit by using a flat screwdriver. The clearly visible indicator dot on the dial next to each digit indicates the set code.
 
The new Easy Code Plus Digital Locks are supplied complete with a 60mm backset tubular latch and a clear eleven button display, offering a choice of over 2,000 non-sequential codes.
 
For further information on the new Easy Code Plus Digital Lock range please contact our sales office on: 01543 501600 or visit our web site: www.securefast.co.uk 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

ALUTECH at the R+T Trade Fair - Stuttgart February 28 to March 3, 2012


The  leading R+T world trade fair  takes place every three years in Stuttgart Germany, providing a meeting point for manufacturers and buyers of roller shutter systems, doors, gates and sun protection products.

R+T 2012 sets the pace for innovations, which are presented at this biggest international trade fair.

Visit Alutech at R+T 2012 in Stuttgart, from February 28 to March 3, 2012.

You will find us in Hall 9 - Stand С78 (ALUTECH Roller shutters) and Hall 4 - Stand С51 (ALUTECH Door systems).

R+T is the world’s leading trade fair for roller shutters, doors, gates and sun protection: 800 exhibitors from the whole world, 9 exhibition halls, the exhibition area covers over 100,000 square metres.You can discover in one place, new innovative technologies and latest product developments.

The ALUTECH team is waiting to meet you and are ready to present our new products, answer  questions and respond to your requests and demands! We look forward to seeing you there. 
 
Our hot line numbers at the R+T exhibition in Stuttgart are:

Roller shutters: +49 (0)162 861-46-70
Door systems:   +49 (0)152 2459-81-64

Visit our website for more information.







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YALE DOOR & WINDOW SOLUTIONS DEBUTS AT FENSTERBAU

Yale Door & Window Solutions is making its debut at Fensterbau 2012 with an exciting new range of digital security solutions and mechanical innovations.

Visitors to stand 1-329 will be amongst the first to see a completely operational ‘technology door” featuring Yale Door & Window Solution’s latest Keyfree digital door lock and a new high security digital door viewer.

Yale Door & Window Solutions will also be showcasing the complete Keyfree range and its suitability for all door types including a new retrofit collection and panic door systems.

At the same time, Yale Door & Window Solutions’ new anti-snap and Millenco cylinder solutions will be on display alongside new patio door locks and window locks, all designed to enable optimal security performance.

Says Jon Walker of Yale Door & Window Solutions: “Fensterbau is an ideal opportunity for us to display our advanced new range of digital and mechanical high security solutions and show how they can offer unrivalled protection.

“By demonstrating such all encompassing security solutions, each designed to combat the increases in crime trends, we believe there is no reason to go anywhere else than Yale Door & Window Solutions to provide complete peace of mind for consumers.

“We want to help our customers to harness the brand power of Yale, to boost sales and encourage consumer upselling, cross selling and repeat business.”

Yale Door & Window Solutions’ latest portfolio of door furniture products, including the all new Yale premium letter plates and door handles will also be on display to demonstrate how security upgrades can be achieved without compromising on aesthetics.

For further details on Yale Door & Windows’ Solutions product portfolio, visit stand 1-329 at Fensterbau, 21-24 March or visit www.yale.co.uk.




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Monday, 20 February 2012

Weather beating keypad from Securefast


Whatever the elements have in store the new APX-16 waterproof keypad from Securefast as been purposely designed to stand up to the challenge.
The new keypad is IP68 rated, which means it can be installed in the most extreme environments. Not only is the entire keypad protected from long periods of immersion under pressure, the units complete wiring system is also totally protected against the ingress of dust and contamination.
The APX-16 represents a new generation multiple input keypads, providing a standard 4-8 digit pin code with the option to include a proximity reader for up to 1200 users when specifying the AXP-16 PROX. The range supports pin only, card only or a combination of pin and card operation with two relay out-puts, lock and alarm.
The keypad will accept a 125KHZ EM proximity card and uses two zones. Zone one offers up to 1100 pin and card holders, whilst zone two allows up to 100 pin and card holders. The APX-16 design has a lock output of up to 2 amps and an alarm output of 20 amps, both relays are normally open or closed settable. The keypad will accept both 12-24v AC and DC power inputs.
Featuring backlit keys for easy visibility in low lit areas such as porches, under canopies or where there is poor street lighting, the APX-16 incorporates a 58mm wide super slimline design, which is both aesthetical pleasing and yet the robust zinc diecast and electroplated construction affords a reasonable measure of vandal protection.
For further information on the Securefast APX-16 please contact the sales team on: 01543 501600 or visit the web site at: www.securefast.co.uk
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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Unpaid invoices costing UK economy £1.4 trillion

  • 13% of small business invoices remain unpaid each year
  • 39% of invoices fail to be paid on time
  • 76% of the 25 employee hours per week spent chasing invoices could be saved with e-invoicing 
Research released earlier this month from Tradeshift finds that 13% of invoices issued by UK small businesses remain unpaid every year, causing a £1.4tr black hole in the economy. At a time when life is tough for many small businesses, just under a third (30%) said cash flow issues caused by unpaid invoices could force them to lay off staff and 20% said they would have to turn down business or take out a business loan.

The responses to the Tradeshift survey from UK small business owners and financial decision makers are revealed in a report entitled “Getting Paid”, available to download from shiftbusiness.net/getting-paid. It found that small businesses issue 528 invoices on average every year and yet 69 of these remain unpaid, totaling 177m invoices.

In addition to these unpaid invoices and, despite the majority of small businesses having payment terms of less than 60 days, 39% of all invoices issued are not paid on time. When asked about the reasons for non-payment of invoices, 34% put slow payers at the top of the list, followed by companies going out of business (24%), disputes over work (19%), cash flow (11%) and administration (9%).

The resulting administrative burden of chasing these payments requires an average of 25 employee hours per week spent managing, processing and chasing invoices. Small business owners estimate that 76% of this time could be saved if all invoices were managed online, but only 28% said they currently handle invoices in this way. This burden is magnified by the fact that over a third of invoices are still received by post.

Mikkel Hippe Brun, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Tradeshift, an online platform that aims to revolutionise e-invoicing by eliminating charges for small businesses, sees this as a dangerous trend that is crippling UK companies: "For centuries, the invoicing process has held small, innovative businesses at the mercy of others with a clear disregard of agreed payment terms and damaging cultural precedents. This is 2012 and there's no reason why invoicing shouldn’t undergo a revolution that fits the modern times in which we live rather than acting as a noose waiting to drop around the necks of the UK’s army of small businesses.”

The full report – available to download from shiftbusiness.net/getting-paid – contains the full research as well as tips for small businesses looking to reduce the burden of unpaid invoices. Small businesses can use Tradeshift’s e-invoicing platform free of charge. For more information, visit www.tradeshift.com.




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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Fair Pay – a radical new approach to motor insurance

Access to fair car insurance could be made easier with a radical new approach to calculating premiums announced today. 

Motaquote, the firm behind young driver insurance iKube, has teamed up with TomTom to launch         Fair Pay Insurance.  Fair Pay Insurance recognises drivers willing to be monitored and demonstrate how good a driver they are.   It gives the customer preferential insurance premiums bundled with sat nav technology to feedback their driving behaviour.  Just like your car’s MPG, the better the car is driven, the further your ‘insurance fuel’ will go.

Ideal for drivers who are paying, or expect to pay, more than £1,000 for their car insurance, and despite being good drivers, feel unfairly charged.

Nigel Lombard, Managing Director of Fair Pay Insurance explains: “If you genuinely believe you’re a good driver and are happy to have your driving behaviour monitored, we’ll believe you and we’ll even give you the benefit up front.” 

He continues:  “And our unique partnership with TomTom means that we are able to offer customers the very latest high-tech in-car TomTom navigation device with real-time driver feedback, enabling them to monitor and adapt their own driving behaviour on a day-to-day basis so they won’t get any nasty surprises as they go along or when it comes to renewal.” 

Fair Pay is designed for those who genuinely believe they are good drivers and feel they could be unfairly charged because of a so called risk factor that insurers use to calculate premiums such as postcode, gender, age, vehicle type or an isolated previous motoring conviction, which doesn’t impact on their ability to drive well. And to prove they’re good, they’re happy to have their driving behaviour monitored.

Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of TomTom Business Solutions, said: “We are delighted to be working with Motaquote, who have recognised this potential in launching such a groundbreaking product.”

As motor insurance premiums continue to rise, Fair Pay Insurance really does offer a fairer deal to drivers.




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