Monday, 22 April 2019

Profile’s Sliding, Folding Door Tipped as Favourite - Again


Profile Doors, experts in sliding, folding doors, recently manufactured a 21 metre wide, bi-parting door for a new aircraft hangar belonging to leading race horse trainer, Mark Johnston. 

Profile offer bespoke solutions for large openings on commercial and industrial applications, incorporating ease of operation, durability and security. With Class 5 wind resistance, the Ram-Fold door is perfect for aircraft hangars too. 

The specialist folding door division of Alliance Door Engineering Ltd, was originally recommended to Mark Johnston by a fellow aviator, who’d had the Ram-Fold sliding, folding shutter installed on his own hangar and Mark, also suitability impressed, has now utilized the Ram-Fold door twice, with a similar sized folding door fitted previously on an older hangar.

The specific nature of the site requires the doors to be bi-parting, driven by motors on both sides which can be independently operated via remote control transmitters. Optimal safety around the door threshold is ensured by utilising multiple high precision, laser beam technology BEA safety sensors. The shutter leaves bunch clear of the opening, providing maximum clear opening dimensions.

The work has now ensured Mark has a hanger door capable of providing the required space and security to accommodate multiple aircraft.

Profile Doors, acquired by Alliance Door Engineering Ltd in 2007, have been supplying their in-house made range of folding, shutter doors to the trade for over 30 years, specialising in the larger applications which require cost effective and high security solutions.

For more information on the range of doors Alliance Door Engineering supply to the trade, please visit www.alliancedoors.co.uk or call 01942 683601 / email: info@alliancedoors.co.uk




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Sunday, 21 April 2019

London Concours to Display the Great Automotive Icons


The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, will be hosting a special display of ‘The Icons’ presented by Footman James, in association with Azur. 

This astonishing line-up of 13 cars, from Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost to Ferrari F40, each came to define their generation.

Whether it was through ripping up the rulebook, finding fame on the silver screen or being the poster car for a whole generation of buyers, each car in this class has established itself as a verified automotive icon.


Perhaps the earliest automotive icon is the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost; a model that gained global notoriety for running virtually non-stop over 14,000 miles in 1907. In that same year, only 14 of 104 cars managed to finish the 748-mile Scottish Reliability Trials, bringing into sharp focus just how impressive the Silver Ghost’s feat really was.


But achieving ‘Icon’ status doesn’t necessarily require a high price-tag. Also on display are a number of more everyday models that through ingenious design and innovation transformed motoring forever. The Land Rover Series I established an off-road lineage that continues to run to this day – over 70 years later – while the original Alec Issigonis-designed Mini utterly revolutionised the small car market. Both will line-up among ‘The Icons’ at London Concours.

Then there are the true performance icons, or bedroom wall poster cars that were faster, more advanced and more beautiful than anything else on the road at the time. London Concours will be displaying an early Jaguar E-Type Series I ‘Flat Floor’; one of fastest cars in the world at the time and still revered for its beautiful Malcolm Sayer-penned aerodynamic lines. Guests will also be able to admire the iconic shape of the Porsche 911, on display in legendary 1972 2.7 RS guise.


Of course, no collection of ‘Icons’ would be complete without paying homage to Italy’s great supercar manufacturers. Ferrari will be represented not only by the Dino, but also by the one-of-19 Ferrari F40 LM; a lighter, more powerful version of one of the most iconic Ferraris ever. The Lamborghini Countach will also take its place among ‘The Icons’ in sought-after downdraft configuration, featuring Weber carburettors.

In total, nearly 100 automotive greats of all eras will be on display on the idyllic lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company HQ when the London Concours rolls into the City from 5-6 June. Curated across seven distinct classes, including ‘The Outlaws’ and ‘The Innovators’, London Concours is the ultimate automotive summer garden party.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said:
“Out of each of our seven classes, it was ‘The Icons’ that generated the most debate among our Steering Committee of motoring experts. In the end, we’ve arranged a collection of 13 indisputable icons that, in themselves, tell the story of the greatest motor cars ever built.
“But there’s plenty more for visitors to see at London Concours including fine watch displays from Montres Breguet, high-end Italian fashion from ISAIA and a luxurious hospitality offering from Searcys, Mark Hix and Veuve Clicquot.” 


The full list of ‘Icons’ on display is:

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Bentley 4.5-Litre Blower
Land Rover Series I
Volkswagen Beetle
Mini
Citroen DS
Jaguar E-Type
Ford GT40
Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Porsche 911 2.7 RS
Ferrari 288 GTO
Lamborghini Countach
Ferrari F40 LM


The London Concours 2019 takes place from 5-6 June. Tickets are available to buy now from www.londonconcours.co.uk/tickets




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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Celebrating the Best in Scottish architecture


GEZE UK is to sponsor the prestigious Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Awards Dinner for the fifth consecutive year.


The glittering event, showcases the best of Scottish architecture and will take place at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, on 30 May.

A total of 82 entries have now been shortlisted to 19 projects which must go head-to-head in order to win accolades for architectural achievement.

They include projects as diverse as: the legendary Glasgow tearooms, Mackintosh at the Willow, Perth Theatre, Hendrick’s Gin Palace, Girvan and The Black House, Isle of Skye. The shortlist can be seen in full at: www.rias.org.uk .

Andy Howland, GEZE UK sales and marketing director said:
“It is always an honour to be part of the RIAS Awards which presents an eclectic range of projects within a variety of landscapes and created to accommodate very different requirements.
“The categories will no doubt be hotly contested and we are delighted to again be sponsoring the awards dinner where we shall see which of the projects claim victory.”

The 2019 Awards will be decided by an esteemed panel of judges including: Prof. John Cole CBE Hon FRIAS (Chair), Joanna van Heyningen OBE RIBA, van Heyningen and Haward Architects (representing the Royal Institute of British Architects), Catriona Hill from CH Architecture and Peter McCaughey, WAVEparticle.

President of the RIAS, Robin Webster OBE, said: 
“This year’s judges were struck by the continuing high standard of submissions and found shortlisting very difficult indeed. This is an impressive list of buildings that all show the ambitious level of excellence that architects and their clients can achieve, and I hope that communities, government and local authorities, along with everyone else who needs to procure buildings will look at these examples and ensure that their ambitions match them. Our awards celebrate the very best that is being built in Scotland.”

For more information about GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic and manual door closers call 01543 443000 or visit www.geze.co.uk.





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Friday, 19 April 2019

Norseal Seals Are Safe and Sound for Sliding Doors



Finding a solution to the problematic challenge of acoustically sealing sliding doors has now been solved with a range of acoustic seals. 

The door seal specialist Norseal has created a range of solutions including the feature-packed Complete Sealing System which provides all round smoke and draft protection as well as acoustic insulation for the majority of sliding doors.

The acoustic performance of doors is increasingly in the spotlight for specifiers. Regulations to control noise in the workplace state that employers should consider the design and layout of offices, work stations and rest facilities to reduce noise. 

But more than just meeting minimum regulatory performance levels, studies have shown that well-designed sound environments in offices or schools help to improve concentration and enable better communication. 

In office environments, privacy is also a key issue driving the acoustic insulation of work spaces. A simple way to reduce the impact of noise within buildings is to install acoustic door seals, which can reduce noise transfer between spaces in a building.

Norseal’s Complete Sealing System for sliding doors by Athmer is the solution for automatically sealing the majority of sliding doors with any kind of hardware configuration and regardless of door and frame construction. 

It effectively provides smoke and draft protection as well as giving the best possible acoustic performance for your door. Norseal’s Complete Sealing System provides automatic sealing top and bottom, and uninterrupted vertical sealing for most latched or unlatched sliding door applications including pocket doors whether glass or timber. It is an easy access option offering zero-threshold, barrier- free access and minimal opening and closing forces.

Norseal’s sliding door acoustic seal range also includes the Schall-Ex® Slide door seal by Athmer. This self-levelling, unobtrusive sliding door drop seal offers sound reduction performance of up to 55dBRw. 

Its internal mechanism drops the seal when the sliding door closes to prevent the transfer of unwanted sound, draughts, heat and light and is perfect for sliding door applications in residential properties, office spaces, schools and hospitals on single or double sliding doors. Specifically designed and manufactured by Athmer in Germany, the Schall-Ex® Slide M-12 WS has been engineered to endure in excess of 1 million cycles.

Norseal’s Stadi L-20/20WS Automatic Drop Seal by Athmer is a self-levelling, self- extinguishing, automatic drop seal for acoustically sealing sliding doors. A self-extinguishing single actuation seal, the Norseal Stadi also offers fire protection, smoke protection, and can be fitted on accessible doors.

Part of the European Athmer Group, Norseal is the leading provider of specialist door seal solutions, plus a wide range of ancillary door products. The company has a long track record of innovation, developing products which meet and exceed the latest industry standards for fire and smoke protection, acoustic properties, accessibility and thermal insulation. 

Products are backed by a qualified and experienced technical team offering advice and guidance on all aspects of intumescent and acoustic seals. As well as its core range of seals, Norseal supply a wide range of supplementary door products including fire-rated glazing, electrical and plumbing solutions, fire rated ventilation, letter plates, door viewers, threshold plates, weather seals, and finger protection products.

For more information please visit www.norseal.co.uk or contact us on 01661 830088.




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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Aluroll’s Teleco Panel Offers Exclusive Benefits - Now With New Upgrades!


Introduced last year, Aluroll’s exclusive Teleco control panel is quickly becoming an industry favourite. Installers and end users alike are benefitting from an ever-growing list of design improvements and new features. 

The only Teleco panel with a built-in alarm 

Aluroll’s wireless panel is the only Teleco panel in the marketplace with a built-in alarm as standard. A shock sensor and powerful 98dB buzzer have been integrated into the bottom edge transmitter, providing additional peace of mind for Secureroll door owners without the need for accessories.

Integrated sleep mode for double the battery lifespan (and only one to replace)

A unique integrated sleep mode doubles the average battery lifespan to an estimated three years. Sleep mode limits communication between the panel and bottom edge transmitter to when the door is activated.

While many wireless transmitters have two batteries to replace, Aluroll’s has one long-life 3.6V lithium battery which end users can purchase replacements directly for (available from www.batteryterminal.co.uk). Combined with the power-saving sleep mode, site visits to replace batteries should be a thing of the past.

NEW upgraded metal handsets

Aluroll Teleco panels come with two four-button handsets as standard. The old plastic bodied design has been upgraded to an identical aluminium one, for the same stylish appearance with a higher quality feel.

Pre-programmed for convenience

All Aluroll safety edges and handsets are pre-programmed and pre-tested before leaving the factory. This hassle-free plug-and-play design saves installers time on site.
Push buttons inside the Teleco panel assist with limit setting and eliminate the need for a test lead.

Improved LED courtesy light

Teleco’s old bulb has been replaced by an integrated LED light strip for longevity and brighter light.

And the best part? All of these are standard features, at no extra cost!

For installers looking to offer a little extra, there are also plenty of new and exciting upgrade options.

Mobile phone operation is made simple through the addition of a plug-in GSM SIM card module, which slots into the panel. Wireless wall switches now have bidirectional technology, allowing users to check the status of their door from inside the home.

A new Teleco Moonlight lighting system can be used to add ambient lighting on the door. As with the panel itself, these extras offer convenience with a fuss-free install.

Speak to Aluroll on 0800 977 8975 to arrange a Teleco panel demonstration or training.






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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Europe's first Jackshaft Garage Door opener with integrated Wi-Fi


The new LiftMaster LM3800W jackshaft garage door opener sets new standards: It is the first opener on the European market to have an integrated Wi-Fi interface. That makes an additional gateway unnecessary. Another advantage for installers and customers is the space-saving installation on the wall instead of on the ceiling, which can be carried out with little effort.

Garage door openers from the world market leader LiftMaster stand for smart operation, easy installation and maximum safety. Now the company is introducing the LM3800W, Europe's first jackshaft garage door opener with integrated Wi-Fi. No additional gateway is needed to connect the opener to a home router.

The connection to the MyQ-Smart Home system takes place directly at the opener in just a few steps. Then the proven MyQ technology can be fully utilised. That means users can monitor and control the door opener independently of the location using an app on a smartphone, tablet or PC. The MyQ App is available for free from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.


Quick installation and powerful for everyday life

Often garage door openers are installed in the middle of the ceiling. If there is not enough or too much room on the ceiling, the space is needed for something else, or the ceiling-mounted opener just does not look good, consumers have to find an alternative. LiftMaster installers can now offer their customers a solution with the LM3800W jackshaft operator for sectional doors with spring operation.

The opener is mounted in a space-saving way, inconspicuously next to the garage door. The installation is time-optimised with a few simple steps and also eliminates the need for overhead work. End positions are adjusted intuitively and electronically (as already occurs with the LiftMaster rail openers). The opener automatically learns the forces required for opening and closing.


It is capable of moving garage doors weighing up to 130 kilograms with maximum dimensions of 3.00 metres in height and 5.50 metres in width. Soft start and soft stop ensure smooth opening and closing.

The included MyQ wireless LED light provides excellent illumination. In addition, up to five additional separately available LED lights can be connected to the opener and controlled by mobile devices: During opening and closing of the garage door directly via the opener, via MyQ, via the hand-held transmitter or via a separately available multifunction console (78EV).

The smart LED lights, which can be used flexibly and independently of the opener, can, for example, be positioned in the garage or hallway for optimal illumination (not for outside use).


Standard package and optional accessories

The new LM3800W jackshaft garage door opener comes with two designer 4-channel handheld transmitters (TX4EVF), an improved shaft-to-drive coupling, a 12V E-lock for automatic locking of the garage door and a long-lasting MyQ LED light. Optionally available accessories – for example are, a fail-safe photocell and a back-up battery – allowing the system to be specifically tailored to the individual housing and security needs.

Further information is available from
Chamberlain GmbH, Saar-Lor-Lux-Straße 19, 66115 Saarbrücken (new address from June 2019).

UK & RoI contact:
Andrew Buckler, Tel +44 (0) 7796 148957
Email: andrew.buckler@liftmaster.com
www.liftmaster.eu





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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Delta Security wins new maintenance contract with Gateway Housing


Delta Security, a specialist in automated high-security solutions, has won a new contract with Gateway Housing to provide full maintenance and repairs to the CCTV, access control and gate systems installed at Gateway’s portfolio of 3,000 residential properties. 

The new three-year contract, which covers the East London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham, was won in a competitive tender including six other security suppliers. The tender was a part of a wider company drive to rationalise and professionalise all procurement. Criteria included value for money, customer-focused delivery and the ability to provide compliant and comprehensive support to all tenants within a set time period.


As part of the new contract Delta Security has also delivered a programme for planned upgrades and regular maintenance to support the Housing Association’s commitment to ‘pre-prevention maintenance’ (PPM).

John Gilbert, M&E Contracts Manager at Gateway Housing, says ensuring excellent customer service on maintenance projects is key to its continuous improvement goals: 
“Dave Mundy, the MD of Delta Security, and I hold a combined vision for how we can further streamline processes to ensure our residents have the most efficient and effective maintenance and repairs service,” he says. “Delta has provided out-of-hours support to ensure this partnership starts in the best position, and so far, we could not ask for any more.”

Dave Mundy, Managing Director at Delta Security, says this is a significant new contract for the company: 
“We have extensive experience in delivering maintenance repairs and system upgrades with the minimum of disruption to residents, combined with the utmost convenience for the Housing Association,” he says. “We are extremely pleased to add Gateway to our portfolio of Housing Association clients and look forward to delivering on this new partnership.”  
“Supporting local SMEs is also extremely important to our organisation,” adds John. “We are therefore very pleased to be working with an East London business, and one that is large enough to manage demand, yet small enough to care!”

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Monday, 15 April 2019

Hörmann UK introduces new style of sectional garage door


Europe’s leading door manufacturer, Hörmann UK, is transforming sectional garage doors with the launch of its new aluminium frame sectional garage door (ART 42).

Building on the durability, longevity and urban aesthetic of Hörmann UK’s industrial product offering, the new garage door range offers outstanding service life, security and thermal efficiency, combined with a contemporary visual style.

Featuring an aluminium frame that can be personalised with a range of infill options, professionals can capitalise on potential sales by offering customers the opportunity to create a unique aesthetic, whilst also maximising the available natural light. Customers can select from a range of 11 finishes, from synthetic double pane grey tinted glazing, to perforated stainless steel.

The aluminium frame can be coated in 15 different colours, or can be colour matched to complement existing windows and entrance doors. This again enables professionals to move away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach of traditional garage doors, providing customers with the flexibility to create a unique exterior to their property.

Also available for side garage doors, the ART 42 features a streamlined design for quick and easy installation that also supports comprehensive and straightforward servicing. For enhanced thermal performance, the ART 42 is available with a thermal break to improve insulation levels, whilst subsequently minimising drafts.


David O’Mara, Marketing Manager for Hörmann UK, said:
“Throughout Hörmann’s longstanding history, the design, supply and manufacture of garage doors has remained at the very core of the business. It’s this continuous research and development and commitment to providing the most innovative garage doors that has led to the launch of our new ART 42 sectional range.
“We wanted to provide installers with the ability to offer customers complete design freedom, with the opportunity for the garage door to complement existing entrance doors and windows through 11 different infill designs and 15 different frame colours.”
For further information on Hörmann UK’s domestic offering, call 01530 516850 or visit: www.hormann.co.uk.





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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Armed forces charity complete 2,000km extreme Saharan rally in Dacia Dusters


A team of 14 current and ex-military service personnel, some with severe physical and mental injuries, have completed the Carta Rallye in Morocco, an extreme 2,000km challenge that took place in the Sahara Desert, all in a trio of Dacia Dusters. 

Over seven days between the 31st March and 6th of April, the Future Terrain team, a charity that supports career transition and rehabilitation mainly for those with physical and mental injuries, took on giant sand dunes, rocky roads, flooded tracks and harsh terrain – in Britain’s most affordable 4x4. The journey to Morocco was also just as arduous, with the team driving more than 2,000 miles from the UK and then all the way back home again.


While several specially-built rally cars costing hundreds of thousands were getting stuck overnight in the desert, the shockingly affordable Dusters made it back to the camp each evening after ten-hours of driving. The Dusters were near-standard, with little to no modifications made to them other than some racing seats, roll bars and all-terrain tyres.


The team took part in the GPS Challenge, a timed navigation-based event. Not just about podium results, the aim of the event for the charity was to build confidence and skills in the group that competed and challenge them to redefine themselves. However, the team aimed high and achieved second and third place finishes in some legs. 


While the team were expecting a dustbowl, they arrived following highly unusual heavy rain and the first day of the rally saw the cars being driven through a far wetter environment than predicted, meaning that the challenge was even greater as they had to improvise and think even more carefully about the routes they were taking through the desert.

Scott Garthley

Scott Garthley, who was a Sergeant in the Adjutant General’s Corps, received several complex injuries following an explosion while serving in Iraq in 2003, including the need to amputate a limb in recent years. He was an expedition coordinator on the event and said:
“The event really threw up some challenges for us with the changeable weather. One-minute sunny weather, then heavy rain with poor visibility and sandstorms. It made navigation really tough.” 
Grant White, co-founder of Future Terrain

On completing the rally, Grant White, co-founder of Future Terrain, said: 
“The Carta Rallye is highly demanding even for the fittest able-bodied people, when you bring people into the mix who are in wheelchairs, with prosthetic limbs or have mental illness, it really ups the ante. It’s the first time we have driven these cars in this kind of environment and we found out the Dusters can even climb mountains as we went slightly off-piste! I sat there in wonder seeing people that only three to four weeks ago had never driven off-road but took these cars up things you just wouldn’t believe.” 

Jason, who is paralysed, lowering tyre pressure before dunes

Ben Fletcher, Head of Dacia UK, said:
“I’m delighted to see the success that Future Terrain had in Morocco with the Duster. It’s been amazing to hear the stories from the team, how they overcame the challenges facing them and how their skills and confidence are growing with the support of the charity.”


The team of volunteers from Future Terrain now prepare themselves for the next challenges - racing the Dacia Dusters in the British Cross-Country Championship rally series as well as other events in the UK. 



The All-New Duster starts at just £9,995 with the 4x4 version priced from just £13,710 OTR. It carries over the same off-roading credentials that helped make the previous model such a success with a high ground clearance of 210mm, approach and departure angles of 30 and 33 degrees respectively as well as Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist. Also as standard on 4x4 versions is a 4x4 monitor that incorporates a compass and notifies the driver of the vehicle’s angle in real time.

For more information on the Dacia range please visit www.dacia.co.uk.





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Saturday, 13 April 2019

Garador helps safeguard Somerset children


Leading garage door manufacturer Garador has undertaken two new projects to help keep local children out of danger.

Garador, based in Yeovil, has agreed to become a Gold sponsor for the Somerset section of Kids-safe, a national organisation which helps educate children about risk, and Garador is also providing high visibility jackets for children at the Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School in Yeovil.

Garador’s support for Kids-safe will go towards providing safety packs and materials for a number of Somerset schools covering topics such as stranger danger; vandalism; racism and bullying, drugs and road safety.
“Kids-safe works with educationalists to provide cleverly designed games which help children become more aware of dangers,” said Neil Discombe, managing director of Garador. “It is geared towards the 11 year old age group, a time when children are becoming more independent. 
“In our second project, purchasing these high visibility jackets for the children of Holy Trinity Church School will also help children keep safe when they are about and about near traffic and other road dangers," he said.

Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, said there were delighted to receive the new jackets for their students and they will be an essential item when the children are going out on school trips and outings.

Garador’s main head office, where it manufactures its top selling Up & Over garage doors, is based in Yeovil and the company is already recognised for its work in the local community, offering support to a range of organisations from MacMillan Cancer Support and the Lords Larder food bank to local football teams.

For more information on Garador visit www.garador.co.uk

Images: Adam Beauford, Head Teacher at the Holy Trinity Church School in Yeovil with Martin Best, Production Manager at Garador.



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Friday, 12 April 2019

Regular servicing can keep critical space invaders locked out


Leading lock specialist Pickersgill-Kaye (Kaye), a brand under ASSA ABLOY’s High Security & Safety Group, is encouraging those responsible for critical infrastructure sites to consider servicing contracts to help minimise the risk of costly breaches of security.

With terrorism posing a serious threat to the UK’s interests, perimeter fencing, doors and their locks are the first line of defence against potential intruders at installations such as chemical and power plants, gas terminals, oil refineries, utilities, transport, hospitals, research facilities and other major areas which need controlled access.

Safeguarding these vital facilities has become significantly more complex and an essential challenge for all major industries. Enlisting the services of security experts like Kaye offers facility managers preventative measures that can reduce deterioration of operational parts and identify faults before they become a potential problem.

Locks, which are the heart of any integrated security system, can take a pounding from human intervention and environmental conditions. Regular maintenance checks and rapid repairs of doors and locks can nip in the bud risks of unauthorised access to a secure site’s operations.

The High Security & Safety Group, a division of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK and Ireland, employs a team of qualified engineers that hold high level security clearance. They can provide a quick response throughout the country, including emergency call-outs, to resolve issues, repairing and replacing not only the locks but the high security doors as well, irrespective of the type or original manufacture.

Behind this support in the field is a 24-hour service hotline, a first-time fix policy – a service that is unique to the High Security & Safety Group, and planned, customised maintenance contracts to give total peace of mind that high security doors and their components are continuing to be fully fit for purpose.

Simon Teagle, Managing Director, High Security & Safety Group, said:
“Our fully trained and qualified engineers are able to service doors and components from other manufacturers, as well as ASSA ABLOY Group products, to maintain maximum operations on a high security installation. We believe that we offer the most reliable and robust solutions for essential services to ensure the long life of equipment designed to protect infrastructure and deter unwanted visitors.” 
The company also provides consultancy and training for end users of its locks and high security systems, either at its UK manufacturing facility or the customer’s site.  Training is tailored to all levels of personnel and include supply of extensive documentation.

Locks supplied by Kaye can be seamlessly integrated with third party systems, have been rigorously tested to the highest standards and are recognised throughout the world for their reliability, robustness and longevity. These products can be supported by a proactive, maintenance regime to extend their lifetime and cover exceptional circumstances such as abuse and attack, which can lead to operational issues.

Trouble-free locks and doors are an integral factor to the smooth running of any secure facility and regular servicing will help diagnose and eliminate potential weak links in the defence of essential services. It is recognised that long term reliability gives greater value than short term fixes.

www.assaabloyopeningsolutions.co.uk






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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Resist the effects of salt spray corrosion with upgraded HOPPE handles


Residents and homeowners in coastal areas of the UK can now install door handles that are guaranteed to last at least 10 years. 

It is estimated that three million people in the UK live on the coast. Homes in these areas are affected by marine corrosion, also known as sea or salt spray corrosion, which can lead to significant property damage, particularly to any exposed metal elements. However, nowhere in the UK is more than 70 miles from the coast, so even homes that are not directly on the seafront can also be affected by marine corrosion.

Low quality door hardware will fail very quickly in these types of areas. Residents will notice hardware becoming tarnished or discoloured and the appearance of spots. Corrosion doesn’t just affect the handle’s appearance. Once corrosion sets in, it can damage the internal workings of the handle meaning the only option is to replace it which, depending on the type of door, could be costly.

HOPPE’s Atlanta handle range with the Resista® finish has been designed to ensure it can withstand the effects of weathering. Made from one of the only metals with a strong resistance to corrosion, the new solid brass based handles are suitable for all residential properties, even those in coastal areas.

Lisa Nightingale, door and window sales manager at HOPPE (UK), said:

“The latest product offering from Resista® promises the same high quality and levels of durability regardless of the property’s location. With the new heavier, sturdier design you can truly feel the quality of the handle with every use.

“But, just because it is high quality doesn’t mean it is high maintenance. There’s no need for special cleaning measures, any dirt can be easily removed with just a damp cloth. It really is a fit and forget product, perfect for homeowners who have plenty of other things to worry about.” 

As part of HOPPE’s commitment to high quality products, Resista® handles have a 10 year surface guarantee. This is in addition to the 10 year mechanical operation guarantee that applies to all HOPPE door and window handles.

Available in two finishes, polished brass or polished chrome, the Atlanta handle range with the Resista® finish conforms to EN 1670 which covers the corrosion resistance of locks and hardware.

To find out more about the Resista® finishes, contact Lisa by email or call her on 01902 484494.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019

New National Sales Manager for GEZE UK



Andy Iredale is the new man in charge of opening doors for GEZE UK having been promoted to the role of national sales manager for automatics.

Andy, who was previously sales manager for the North of England, now leads the team of which he was once part – GEZE UK’s area sales managers who provide design and commercial advice on GEZE automatic door systems.

He will lead on the sales promotion of new and innovative GEZE automatic door solutions, develop and maintain relationships with key customers across the country and advise them on the best range of products for their needs – from modest automatic doors to complex requirements for major developments.

Andy has significant experience in the commercial door sector across a variety of disciplines - from service and project management, through to sales - spanning an impressive 24 years – the last four of which have been with GEZE UK.

Among his notable achievements is the work that that he carried out for the company in the North of England and the completion of an ACAS management development programme.

Said Andy: “I am very proud to have been selected to lead the Automatics Sales Team of which I have been a part for more than four years. There are exciting times ahead for GEZE UK with the launch of some great new products.
“The entire team has been busy working towards and achieving the ISO 45001 in occupational health and safety management which will further our commitment to health, safety and quality management within the business and the wider market.”

Andy Howland, sales and marketing director for GEZE UK, said that Andy had a proven track record with the company and would use his knowledge and understanding of GEZE products to recommend dynamic and integrated solutions for key customers.
“In leading the automatic sales team, Andy will, no doubt, share his passion for developing ideal customer solutions and encourage his team to do the same and to deliver excellent service.”
For more information about GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic and manual door closers call 01543 443000 or visit www.geze.co.uk




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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

ASSA ABLOY showcases latest Access Control Solutions at The Security Event 2019


ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control is proud to announce it will be exhibiting at the first ever Security Event 2019, showcasing its latest security and integrated access control technology.

Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 9-11 April, the show is a major new exhibition for the commercial and residential security market and set to welcome more than 6,000 visitors.

ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control will be available on stand SE172, alongside Abloy and HKC, highlighting how efficient and easy to install its innovative access control solutions are for security installers.

Products that will be exhibited on the stand include eCLIQ, CLIQ® Go, SMARTair® and Aperio®, as well as its extensive electromechanical offering and the ARX access control and alarm system.

eCLIQ: the key to electronic locking

eCLIQ is a fully electronic key management system that delivers flexible and secure master key management to businesses, solving key control concerns. The compact eCLIQ locking cylinder offers the highest levels of security. With the widest range of different cylinder types, the system is designed for every kind of use, from the company entrance gate to securing alarm systems, lifts, doors and cabinets.

eCLIQ also helps solve the issue of lost keys, with users able to update access authorisations when required. It is easy to install too, with no drilling required, and offers a maintenance-free solution for up to 200,000 cycles. As such, eCLIQ is the only master key system a building will ever need.


CLIQ® Go: access control at your fingertips

CLIQ® Go is a fully electronic locking system based on the highly sucessful and efficient CLIQ® technology. The CLIQ® Go app provides a high level of security and data protection, and enables control over building security from a mobile device. The flexibility of key management is unrivalled when it comes to master keying for building security.

CLIQ® Go provides both security installers and business owners with the capability to manage access control on the go, achieved via a quick installation that requires no witing at the door. Operators can also easily revoke access rights via the CLIQ® Go app, minisiming the risk of lost keys.


SMARTair®: easy access control

SMARTair® is a wireless online or offline fully scalable access control system that keeps users in touch with everything that’s happening in a building – who enters, where and when – ensuring complete control of site security. The new mobile app Openow™ will be presented at The Security Event too, which becomes a smartphone’s secure virtual credential.

Aperio®: cost-effective, integrated access control without wires

Aperio® enables mechanical locks to be wirelessly linked to an access control system in a convenient and cost-effective way. With products meeting BS EN 179 and BS EN 1125 standards, Aperio® can help schools, universities and commercial environments cut energy costs, reduce time money spent on maintenance, and help deliver a flexible access control solution that can be easily adapted and updated when needed.

Part of the Aperio® range, the new H100 door handle will also be on display. Packing the power and flexibility of wireless access control into one slim, cleverly designed door handle, the Aperio® H100 offers easy retrofitting to almost any interior door. It integrates with all the existing Aperio® integrations seamlessly and can work within an online access control system or offline as a standalone device.

ARX: the complete, scalable, integrated access control and alarm system

ARX is a security platform with integrated alarm and access control capability, covering everything from fully monitored high security hard wired access control doors to wireless Aperio doors, in both on and offline configuration.

The technology supports MIFARE DESFire EV2 and HID SEOS, providing the most secure credential formats available, while being a future-proof system too – BLE Pando Reader provides the ability to use a smartphone as a credential.

Designed to easily integrate into third party security systems, and other ASSA ABLOY systems such as CLIQ and Traka, ARX offers an advanced graded alarm system, allowing deployment of dynamic lockdown with mobile notification to the ARX Go app. ARX creates a fully-monitored door environment, including electromechanical locks utilising ASSA ABLOY Hi-O technology.

David Hodgkiss, Director of Access Control for ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control, said:
“We are delighted to be exhibiting at the first ever Security Event 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham, which will launch a new platform for showcasing the latest technologies and solutions available to security installers.
“As security threats become more diverse and complex, our latest solutions ensure security installers can specify a product for a customer that will overcome these challenges and deliver exceptional performance. We have a product offering that is truly unmatched, with one in every ten lock and security installations worldwide using our solutions.
“And with free coffee available on stand SE172 for anyone that comes and speaks to us about our access control offers, we look forward to welcoming everyone to our stand at The Security Event 2019.”

For more information on ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control and the solutions it will be exhibiting and to register to attend the event for free, visit assaabloyopeningsolutions.co.uk.

To find out more about The Security Event 2019, please visit www.thesecurityevent.co.uk.





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