Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Centor Integrated Doors ‘make the view even more spectacular’ claims Sarah Beeny.

Buckinghamshire couple’s debut renovation celebrates the beautiful outdoors


Insect screen being pulled across a Yorkshire home installation

When James and Lucy Brackett transformed their small country cottage into a picture perfect home on Channel 4’s ‘Double Your House for Half the Money’ programme, (September 17 and 20) the show’s presenter Sarah Beeny reflected on how the house was ‘all about the view’. 

When she saw the refurbished kitchen/diner with Centor Integrated Doors looking out onto open fields she said: “God that view, it amazed me the first time that I came here but with the doors, that really just makes the view even more spectacular than it was.”

When the couple bought their 2-bedroomed semi-detached cottage near Great Missenden they wanted to expand it into a 4-bed country cottage. In the poorly built, 1960s designed kitchen you could barely see the field beyond but with the two sets of folding integrated doors installed around one corner there’s no chance that visitors won’t spot the glorious countryside outside.

Centor Europe’s General Manager Peter Watkins said:
“What viewers couldn’t appreciate from the show footage was that the couple’s door system incorporated built-in screens and shades to stop insects coming in, and to give the couple much needed sun control during the day while offering privacy at night.

“To all intents and purposes, they looked just like quality folding doors but that’s where their innovation lies,” suggested Peter. “Because when Lucy and James don’t need either the insect screen or the light-filtering shade they simply retract into the doorjambs leaving nothing visible and allowing the couple to enjoy the changing seasons outside.

The shades eliminate the need for curtains and it’s this that makes the view more noticeable from inside.

Light-filtering shades in action built-into folding doors

Peter continued saying:
“ I wasn’t surprised to hear that Sarah Beeny had remarked on how the doors had helped enhance the view. At Centor, everything we do is designed to connect people with the world outside, to provide the very best in inside/outside living, Until now, there has always been some degree of compromise; large doors offer great views but afford little privacy and curtains detract from clean interior design. The doors’ sleek design sees even the locks and hinges concealed to remove all possible visual distractions to the beautiful outdoors.”
James Brackett said in Double Your House for Half the Money: 
“It’s definitely worth buying a house for a view,” and Sarah agreed, saying: “and what a view it is.” It seems that in doing the renovation, the couple were hugely successful in transforming their small country cottage into a picture perfect family home.

“Centor Integrated Doors, are a world-first where glazed doors, built-in screens and shades, and hardware are all combined in one beautifully designed complete door system,” he added.

Centor Integrated Doors are manufactured in Birmingham to customer specifications. For more details visit www.centor.com or call  0121 701 2501.



Sarah Beeny’s Double your House for Half the Money series 3, episode 7 featuring James and Lucy Brackett can be found on Channel 4OD at www.channel4.com


About Centor

Centor is a multi-award-winning company dedicated to the design and manufacture of great-looking and high-performing doors that set the standards for others to follow. Founded in 1951 in Australia, Centor has since expanded across three family generations and six decades of experience to enjoy international success. The company’s expertise in all elements of window and door systems (frames, panels, glazing, hardware, screens and shades) has enabled it to develop the world’s first fully integrated door – creating a brand new product category in the process.

Centor’s products have earned the company a series of awards: the AMP National Innovation Award for Australia, two U.S. Crystal Achievement Awards, the Telstra Queensland Business of the Year Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Centor manufactures and distributes its products through a European headquarters in Birmingham and also operates internationally.





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Monday, 29 September 2014

Squire Introduces Smart New Rustproof Recodable Combination Padlocks

Squire has added distinctive new rustproof versions to its popular CP40 and CP50 recodable combination padlocks.

The new CP40s and CP50s padlocks in 40mm and 50mm body widths are highly resistant to corrosion for excellent weather resistance.Importantly, the distinctive light blue protective body cover makes them ideal for outdoor use on boats, sheds, gates, vans, lock-ups and storage areas.

They feature a stainless steel, rustproof shackle in 6mm or 8mm diameters respectively and a tough die-cast alloy lock body.Over 10,000 code combinations are offered too with a fully recodable four-wheel dial, which cannot be accidentally recoded.

The digit wheels are cleverly spaced apart making it easier for those who find smaller dials more difficult to operate.Recoding is straightforward too, as they can be coded ‘alike’ so one sequence opens several locks - ideal for multi-users at home or work.
 
Managing director John Squire said:
“Our new weatherproof options are the most dependable choice for customers looking for convenience and quality. 
“Without question, these quality combination padlocks deliver reliable weather protection in an easy to use design. Convenience and simplicity is their trademark, and above all there is no need for keys.”
 All Squire locks carry a 10-year guarantee as standard.

For further information on Squire’s CP40s, CP50s, contact Squire on 01902 308050, visit www.squirelocks.co.uk or email info@henry-squire.co.uk.



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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Bonhams offers the best of Motorcycles Vintage and Modern at Autumn Stafford sale

1914 Flying Merkel 998cc V-Twin

An incredible selection of Pioneer, Vintage, Classic, Modern and Racing motorcycles are set to headline Bonhams annual Autumn Stafford Sale at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, held on 19th October 2014.

Ben Walker, International Director for Bonhams Collectors’ Motorcycles, said: 
 “With almost 300 lots including over 180 motorcycles, this year’s Stafford sale will offer something for every enthusiast. We’ve an incredible selection of Italian, Japanese, British and American motorcycles, including pioneering pre-war machines, a wide range of vintage, and a selection of custom motorcycles appealing to the new generation of rider and collector.”

The Mole Benn Collection
The rare collection belonging to the late Maurice ‘Mole’ Benn includes several rare MV Agusta overhead-camshaft racing machines. Mole Benn was one of the first enthusiasts to tune and race BSA’s humble Bantam commuter bike in the 1950s, and is credited with lapping the Isle of Man TT course at over 70mph on one of his machines.

Mole had a great passion for the MV Agusta marque. Seven of his personal MVs are to be featured in the Bonhams sale, the highlight of this selection being the ex-works 1954 125cc Bialbero (twin-cam) racer (£55,000-75,000).

1954 MV Agusta 123.5cc Bialbero Racing Motorcycle

In addition, there are two 125cc (single-cam) racers from the early 1950s (£40,000-50,000 each), a 1954 175cc Super Sport Competizione production racer (£12,000-16,000), a circa 1955 175cc Modello Sport racer (£3,000-5,000), a circa 1957 125cc Super Pullman (£1,500-2,000), and a 1953 125cc TEL (£1,000-1,500). The remaining machines include a 1913 NSU 6/7hp v-twin restoration project (£6,000-10,000), a 1986 Suzuki RG500 project (£3,500-4,500), and a 1951 Moto Guzzi 250cc Airone (£3,000-4,000).

Japanese
A private collection of 1970s and 80s motorcycles including several turbocharged examples is to be offered. Heading the collection, the stunning 1975 Dresda-Honda (£8,000-12,000) that was offered as the prize in a Motor Cycle News ‘spot the ball’ competition in 1975 and, in more recent years, has won the ‘Best Chopper/Custom Bike’ award at the Ace Café ’70s Day.

1975 Dresda-Honda 900cc

Whilst few machines can equal the Dresda’s technicolor paint scheme others surpass in terms of performance. The 1980’s war on sales took on a new dimension with the introduction of performance-boosting turbochargers. Honda took the lead with their 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo (£2,000-3,000) and shortly after, Suzuki’s 1983 XN85 Turbo (£3,000-4,000). By far the most successful of such machines was Kawasaki’s 1985 GPz750 Turbo (£5,500-6,500).

Pioneer & Vintage
For the enthusiast keen to experience the golden era of vintage motorcycling first hand, few machines encapsulate the period better than Triumph’s trusty steed the 1922 Triumph 550cc Model H (£6,000-7,000).

Once marketed as ‘The most powerful motorcycle in the world’, the 1914 Flying Merkel 998cc V-Twin (£50,000-70,000) (pictured above top) is an exceptional and truly rare Pioneer machine, expected to ignite the interest of any collector.

Elsewhere, the 1928 Model ‘A’ Ariel (£3,000-3,500) is guaranteed to leapfrog the successful buyer into a Vintage riding career with the added bonus of a complimentary entry onto the Vintage Motorcycle Club’s (VMCC) 2015 Banbury Run and a year’s free membership to the world’s largest vintage motorcycle club.

Other highlights include the 1909 Premier 600cc V-Twin (£18,000-22,000); 1924 Norton 490cc 16H (£12,000-15,000); 1927 BSA 986cc Model G27 Deluxe (£7,000-10,00); 1926 AJS 349cc Big Port (£8,000-10,000) and 1930 Velocette 349cc KSS Special (£6,000-8,000).

Racing Motorcycles
Bonhams’ very own motorcycle extraordinaire Colin Seeley is synonymous with motorcycle frame design. So much so, his frames have been the focus of many builders to follow. Seeley sold the Manx Norton side of the AMC business to former fellow sidecar competitor John Tickle in 1969. Tickle was already supplying bolt-on accessories to the café racer movement, and for 1971 introduced an extensively redesigned and upgraded Manx frame. The c.1971 Tickle Manx 40M 348cc Racing Motorcycle (£18,000-25,000) is one of the rarer classic racers and is a potentially competitive mount in the right hands.

Another capable machine is the 1994 Seeley G50 500cc Mk3 Racing Motorcycle (£12,000-16,000), built by Roger Titchmarsh, entrusted to continue Seeley frame production with equally exacting standards.

New Generation
Whether a professional builder or a back shed enthusiast, these bikes embody the spirit and charisma of the old school whilst bringing a new and exciting twist to café racer/custom design.

Bonhams presents a collection of bikes that is becoming synonymous with the new generation of collectors including the 1999 Kawasaki 676cc W650 Custom by Deus Ex Machina (£12,000 - £15,000). Having previously been displayed at the Bike Shed M.C.C., the Kawasaki is likely to excite the avant-garde keen to own a piece of the famed Deus institute.

Elsewhere, the stripped to the bones 1985 BMW 1,000cc R80RT Café Racer (£5,000 - £7,000), with its vivid red paint work and minimalist aesthetics, proves less can be more.

The 1978 Seeley-Honda 750cc F1 Sport (£8,000 - £12,000) in the sale is more than capable of holding its own alongside these modern-day creations. Built by celebrated racer, designer and engineer Colin Seeley, the F1 Sport’s style is mirrored by today’s new breed of ‘café’ demonstrating the superiority of the Seeley product over 30 years on.

To find out more please visit www.bonhams.com/motorcycles



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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Arnold Laver replace Charlie after 94 years

The early day’s
 
In the early day’s Arnold Laver delivered his goods on a hand cart, and later he purchased their first horse Charlie to lighten the load.
 
From humble beginnings, with the first site in Heeley Sheffield, the Arnold Laver business has grown, and is now known and respected nationally as a Company that represents quality and choice. 
 
This was endorsed throughout the 2012 London Olympic Games where Arnold Laver supplied over 50% of the timber and timber-based products required.
 
Fast track to 2014, Charlie is no longer about, but, given the task of selecting a delivery method suitable for today’s trade, Group Operations Manager, Debbie Jones has opted for a DAF CF 6x2 rigid truck and the Palfinger F3 253 GT-S combination
 
The new Charlie
 Debbie Jones said: 
‘The Palfinger, with a lift capacity of 2500kg, to a lift height of 3700mm is ideal for the delivery of any of the vast range of product we have, and with a ground clearance of 300mm, off road deliveries are not a problem. In particular, this will enhance our service offer, for the distribution of doors and door-sets, meaning we can provide our customers with an easy and managed process, from ordering right through to site delivery’.
Debbie added: 
‘Bennett Engineering have organised everything, the purchasing process was trouble-free and they even came to us to carry out the training that we needed.’
 
Visit the Arnold Laver website for more about their history, product range and services - www.laver.co.uk
 
For further information on The Palfinger contact Peter Bale, Area Sales Manager, Bennett Engineering. pb@palfingercrayler.com
 
 








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Friday, 26 September 2014

Ironmongerydirect Offers Locked Down Prices In New Catalogue


IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s biggest online and mail order supplier of ironmongery products to the trade, has released a new autumn catalogue with price cuts on over 700 products and prices locked down on 13,000 products.

The new 900 page catalogue features over 14,500 products with thousands of items available at fixed low prices. Tradesmen can be confident knowing that they get quality products at unbeatable prices that will stay low.

A revolutionary new design of plasterboard fixings, GRIPIT fixings, is amongst hundreds of products that have been added to the latest edition of the catalogue. The heavy duty fixing was backed by successful entrepreneur Deborah Meaden after its recent appearance on Dragon’s Den, receiving an investment of £80,000. The unique wing design makes the fixing easily removable and reusable meaning it can’t get lost in cavity walls and can also support loads of up to 180kg.

IronmongeryDirect prides itself on its reliable and free next day delivery service. Customers can receive their order the next working day if placed by 8pm and by 3.30pm on Sunday for Monday delivery, and delivery is free for all orders over £45. The company also offers guaranteed morning delivery from just £2.50, which is beneficial for tradesman who need products immediately for a job the next day.

Customers can place orders via the website or by calling the customer contact centre between 7am and 8pm, seven days a week. The entire range is covered by a free returns policy meaning any unsuitable items can be returned and refunded hassle-free. 

Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect, said:
 “We’re pleased to launch our new catalogue that is packed with savings and quality products at low trade prices. We are locking down prices so tradesman don’t need to worry about rising costs and they can continue to get the best deals on the items they need to get the job done.

“In addition, it’s fantastic to offer the latest in revolutionary new trade products, so our customers can stay ahead of the game and offer their own customers reliable and sound solutions.

“We are also dedicated to supporting the trade by making the buying process as easy as possible for our customers with our reliable delivery service.”

To get your free copy today, call 0808 168 28 28 or visit www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk .


 
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

MODO IS THE BUSINESS


Apeer’s leading edge MODO collection takes centre stage at Grand Designs Live, Birmingham, next month (October 9th -12th) showing why it’s in a class of its own when it comes to contemporary styling.

Distinguished by its now much copied stainless steel glazing trims, MODO offers a number of benefits that set it apart from cheaper alternatives. Its 2mm flush trims – featured on both sides – are structurally bonded and screwfixed into the door rather than simply glued to the external skin, forming part of the glazing cassette and creating a much stronger bond.

The range is also made to the same high spec as all Apeer 70 doors with formidable levels of security, an Energy A rating and Kitemarked cylinders
“The MODO collection proved a massive hit with consumers when we showed it at Grand Designs Live, London, in May,” said Apeer marketing manager Linda Tomb. “The quality shines out and although MODO is at the top end of many peoples’ budgets, once people see and appreciate all the quality features, they want that level of design, security and insulation for their homes.”

They include:
•    12 cutting edge designs
•    Toughened, 60mm thick warm edge, triple glazed units as standard
•    Double rebate system with inner fibreglass frame
•    Kitemarked cylinder, multi-point locking system and steel dog bolts
•    Timber effect fibreglass door leaf for hassle-free maintenance
•    A bigger size range than other composite doors, up to a maximum width of 1086mm
•    Available in all colour combinations
•    Modern bar or traditional lever handle options

MODO also comes with Apeer’s usual 10-year structural guarantee and full choice of standard, premium, heritage and bespoke colours.

Apeer Doors can be seen on stand B800 at the Grand Designs Live, Birmingham, exhibition at the NEC from Thursday October 9th until Sunday October 12th.






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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Stuart Charles will join safety campaigners during Gate Safety Week


The Health & Safety Executive Inspector who led the investigation into the tragic death of a child in a South Wales automated gate accident will be playing an important role in a major national safety initiative.

Stuart Charles is to be the keynote speaker at an event being held during Gate Safety Week (October 13th - 19th - www.gatesafetyweek.org.uk ).

Safety campaigners from the Door & Hardware Federation launched Gate Safety Week to alert the public to the dangers posed by poorly installed and maintained gates. In recent years three children and three adults have been killed in gate accidents and there have been many other serious injuries caused by unsafe gates.

"As an industry we're determined to do everything we can to ensure tragic accidents like this do not happen again," said Neil Sampson, chairman of the Door & Hardware Federation Powered Gate Group which is running Gate Safety Week.

"In the run up to Gate Safety Week we're partnering with a number of influential organisations in the safety, enforcement, inspection, education and security sectors who will be lending their support to the campaign.

"We're delighted that Stuart Charles has agreed to speak at the conference."

Safety and security specialists, gate manufacturers, installers and gate specifiers will be amongst delegates to benefit from the seminar which is being held at Fencex, the fencing industry exhibition at Stoneleigh Exhibition Park, near Coventry, on Wednesday October 15.

His presentation will major on the accident in South Wales where five-year-old Karolina Golabek tragically died after being crushed between the closing edge of the gate and the gate post. The two gate companies involved in the repair and maintenance were found guilty of serious safety failings and were heavily fined.

There will be a question and answer session following the seminar.

Britain’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates and gate automation equipment, who make up the DHF Powered Gate Group, are supporting Gate Safety Week. For more information visit www.gatesafetyweek.org.uk .

Background Information:

The DHF Powered Gate Group is a collective of the UK's premier gate installation companies and the major automation equipment suppliers who work together to provide state of the art technology in safe and reliable installations. 

The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) represents all the key players in the following sectors: powered gates, industrial/commercial doors, garage doors, metal & timber doorsets and locks & architectural hardware. With the ultimate aim of maintaining and raising quality standards throughout the industry, all DHF members must meet minimum standards of competence and customer service.

Door & Hardware Federation
01827 52337
www.dhfonline.org.uk



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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Frozen Fittings! - Carl F Groupco Staff Get Wet For Charity


Six people from Carl F Groupco braved the elements outside their Peterborough distribution centre to take part in a team ice bucket challenge. 

From left, picture shows Nathalie McKee Sales Co-ordinator; Carlia McGowan Sales Manager; John Mitchell Technical Support; Kayleigh Scarrott Sales Co-ordinator; Norman Berrill New Business Development – Timber & Aluminium and Sam Agius, Sales & Marketing Assistant.

All people pictured participated - further evidence can be found on YouTube.



Following a nomination, Sales & Marketing Assistant Sam Agius persuaded her colleagues to douse themselves in iced water to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND).

Commenting on taking part, John Mitchell, Carl F Groupco’s Technical Specialist said he had no option: Sam fixed him with a steely glare and wouldn’t take no for an answer!

Since accepting the challenge, Carl F Groupco is delighted to report that many of their nominated suppliers and customers have got cold and wet for charity.

Visit www.youtube.com to see the evidence.

Carl F Groupco Limited
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Codelocks to present new digital lock technology at Security Essen in Germany

Codelocks, a leading manufacturer of standalone access control products, has developed new technology that will allow its digital locks to perform functions only previously available in hard-wired systems, but at a fraction of the cost.

At this year’s Security Essen, visit hall 10, stand 101 to see the new high-spec electronic digital locks from Codelocks with features such as:

•    Inbuilt audit trail – the new CL5000 digital door lock with audit trail allows users to manage access permissions and analyse the data on a computer. This lock is perfect for applications where door access needs to be carefully controlled and reviewed.


•    Remote code generation – Codelocks has developed a new secure web-based application that allows time sensitive access codes to be generated for an individual or group of electronic cabinet locks, all from a remote location. The application is useful for field service managers granting temporary access to machinery or equipment locked inside cabinets or enclosures.



“If you haven’t seen what digital locks are now capable of, you may want to take a look at the new technology we are presenting at this year’s show,” explained Grant Macdonald, Managing Director at Codelocks. “Year on year the electronic capability of our keyless digital locks becomes increasingly more sophisticated. Audit trail and remote code generation are great examples of how technology is improving the scope of our digital locks and widening the applications they can serve.”

Security Essen runs from tomorrow until the 26th September and is the world’s leading exhibition for security and fire prevention.

For more detailed product information, visit Codelocks at www.codelocks.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1635 239645.



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Sunday, 21 September 2014

McLaren 650S Sprint to make competitive debut following confirmation of global race eligibility

 
The new 650S Sprint by McLaren GT is set for its global competitive premiere this weekend at the penultimate round of the GT Cup race at Donington Park, UK. The 650S Sprint is developed and optimised for the track, and eligibility has now been confirmed to race in the NARRA US GT series, the SCCA GT Championship and the UAE GT series. McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell will be joined by German-based journalist Dale Lomas, for the weekend’s triple-header.

The covers were pulled off the McLaren 650S Sprint at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last month, and the race this weekend marks the European debut of the car, in the most public of arenas. Racing with McLaren GT customer team Von Ryan Racing, the 650S Sprint will contest three races during the weekend – one sprint race incorporating a driver-change on Saturday, followed by two shorter events on Sunday, with the drivers contesting one complete race each.

McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell returns to the Von Ryan Racing team after running at this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa in the 12C GT3. In addition, Bell has been involved in the development of the 650S Sprint so has extensive knowledge of the track-only racer. Bell will share driving duties with experienced Nürburgring-racer Lomas, who has shown good pace in testing ahead of the event. 
 
 
Based on the road-going 650S, the aerodynamically enhanced design of the 650S Sprint offers increased levels of downforce, and the revised air intakes offer optimised cooling of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo M838T engine. In the 650S Sprint, the proven powerplant is retained from the 650S roadcar, with a unique engine and transmission calibration to further enhance on track drivability and driver engagement.

Managing Director Andrew Kirkaldy commented: 
‘The 650S Sprint is an evolution of the successful 12C GT Sprint, and moves the game on as the 650S roadcar has done. The 650S Sprint is an easier car to fully exploit and enjoy for a driver, and the levels of engagement and refinement have been optimised. The development programme for the car has been extensive so far, with many thousands of kilometres completed on various tracks, but this will be the ultimate test – a real race situation with a highly competitive grid.

‘The team at Von Ryan Racing has shown themselves to be world class over the years in GT racing, and Rob has been heavily involved with the development of the 650S Sprint, so knows the car very well. It should be a great weekend of racing, and with the recent announcement that the car is now eligible for championships in North America and the Middle East, this marks the next exciting chapter for McLaren GT.’

The 650S Sprint is priced at £198,000*, and available from all official McLaren retailers worldwide or direct from McLaren GT. 
 
Visit: retailers.mclaren.com to locate your nearest retailer.
 
* price quoted is for the base car plus applicable taxes/duties




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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Notting Hill Housing Group choose Guardian24 to protect their lone workers

 
One of London’s leading housing associations continues investment in their staff’s personal safety by protecting 400 of their employees with Guardian24’s lone worker solutions. Approximately 70% of Notting Hill Housing Group’s (NHHG) staff have aspects of their role where they are required to work out of the office in the community. The level of risk that these staff face can vary, from visiting empty or remote properties to being at risk of verbal or physical abuse when dealing with confrontation from clients.

NHHG has worked with Guardian24 for over 10 years and during this time they have used Guardian24 via standard mobile phones, via a specialised lanyard device and more recently via an application on their BlackBerry phones. The Guardian24 solution is flexible and customers can mix and match what way their staff use the solution. Jacqueline Olulana, Health, Safety & Environmental Advisor for NHHG comments; “Guardian24 gives us the peace of mind that our staff are protected and that we are meeting our duty of care to our workers. Our staff feel valued by the company as they know we have invested in their safety and we take it as a high priority.”

The Guardian24 solution is fully compliant with the British standard for Lone Worker Device Services BS8484. It enables users to quickly and easily log their visits when they are going out in the community by calling an automated log line. They record detaintacted an escalation process begins. Additionally, should the user feel that their safety has been compromised, they can easily summon help quickly by discreetly pressing a panic button. At this stage the service will immediately notify a nominated respondent to begin the escalation procedures. From this stage, live audio is recorded and the GPS location fix is increased to every 5 minutes.

NHHG’s procedure is that if an alert is raised it goes through to an approved Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), where the situation can be assessed and escalated to the Police if necessary. Therefore NHHG users can be assured that should the need to raise a panic alarm be required, help will immediately be on hand. Using an ARC response removes pressure from managers to respond to calls and gives management the peace of mind that an accredited body is available to act accordingly should an incident occur.

The staff of NHHG can go about their customer facing activities with the knowledge that should a situation arise where they feel their safety has been compromised they can feel reassured that they are not alone and help will be on hand should they need it.

For further information on Guardian24 please contact Leona Mills (Marketing Manager) on 0207 118 8247.






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Friday, 19 September 2014

UK’s security industry throws its weight behind automated gate safety campaign


Influential organisations within the security sector are continuing to join the growing campaign to improve the safety of automated gates.

Secured by Design, the flagship UK police crime prevention initiative and the European Fencing Industry Association (EFIA), which promotes safety within the fencing industry, are the latest to support Gate Safety Week (www.gatesafetyweek.org.uk October 13 - 19).

The Master Locksmiths Association has already joined the Gate Safety Week campaign which is committed to raising public awareness of the dangers posed by poorly installed and maintained powered gates.

Gate Safety Week is being organised by the Door & Hardware Federation Powered Gate Group which comprises Britain’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates and gate automation equipment.

Neil Sampson, chairman of the DHF Powered Gate Group, said: 
“We’re delighted the security sector has put its weight behind our campaign. They are joining a large number of influential organisations in the safety, enforcement, inspection and education sectors that are determined to help us promote this vitally important powered gate safety message.
“Gate Safety Week is all about making as many people as possible aware of the dangers posed by a poorly installed or maintained powered gate.
“We estimate that more than two thirds of all automated gates in the UK fail to meet current safety standards and could be potentially unsafe. In recent years three children and three adults have been killed in gate accidents. As an industry we are determined to minimise the risk of further tragic accidents happening.”

What the security professionals are saying:
“Secured by Design and the DHF have a long history of working together. As well as needing to be secure, it is vital that gates are regularly inspected and maintained so that they perform properly and at the same time are safe to those using them. Gate Safety Week is a great way of raising awareness in this area.” - Mick Reynolds, senior development officer at the Association of Chief Police Officers Secured by Design.
“EFIA actively works to raise standards of safety, quality and professionalism within the fencing industry, and therefore wholeheartedly supports DHF’s Gate Safety Week and its significant efforts to date in developing professional standards for powered gate installers and suppliers.” - Bernard J KilBride, general secretary of European Fencing Industry Association.

The DHF Powered Gate Group was set up with the encouragement of the Health & Safety Executive following fatal accidents involving unsafe gates. Its Gate Safety Week campaign is raising awareness of the potential dangers that powered gates pose and advising that existing powered gates should be checked for safety and legal compliance. It is also stressing that correctly installed and properly maintained gates are perfectly safe to use. 

There is comprehensive guidance for security professionals, other professionals and the general public on the website www.gatesafetyweek.org.uk . This includes a guide to safety legislation and a detailed rundown of the safety features to look for on a powered gate.the safety features to look for on a powered gate.






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