Saturday 20 July 2024

Manufacturer’s Multi-Million Pound Move

Group shot pictured L to R: (Kaz Tanaka, Steve Clayton (Operations Director, Robust UK), Paul Williams (Commercial Director, Robust UK), Rainer Schackmann, Tony Doba, Robin Baker (Group Managing Director, Novoferm UK), David Crew (Finance Director, Robust UK), Steve Price (National Sales Manager, Robust UK)

One of the UK’s leading steel door manufacturers has moved to a new £6 million production facility. Robust UK has relocated to its brand-new factory on Lymedale Business Park in Newcastle-under-Lyme, which is more than double the size of its previous premises in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

New machinery has been invested in to increase capacity, reduce lead times and provide smoother fabrication and precision - all with the aim of benefitting their customers.

The firm, who employ over 150 staff and manufactures many thousands of door sets every year for customers across the UK, has more than 40 years of experience in making custom-made steel door solutions.

As a result of the move, the company’s custom-built powder coating line is also now one of the largest in the UK.

Robust UK was founded in 1999 and supplies an extensive range of products, including fire and security doors, personnel doors and glazed and louvered options. All doors are custom-built to order.

The door manufacturer, who became part of the Novoferm Group in 2019, has ambitious plans for the new facility, with a target to grow by 50% by 2030 and beyond.

Ribbon cutting pictured L to R: Paul Williams, Rainer Schackmann, Tony Doba and Steve Price

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the site’s official opening, attended by several industry guests, including Novoferm Chief Executive Rainer Schackmann, Tony Doba, Director/Senior Managing Executive Officer and Kaz Tanaka, General Manager at Sanwa Holdings Corporation (Novoferm’s parent company).

Commercial Director Paul Williams said: 

“From humble beginnings from our first site in Tean, we have grown exponentially. 

“We are proud to operate in Staffordshire and it was vitally important to us that Robust UK’s new home remained in the county. 

“We needed to find the perfect location not just to meet our specific manufacturing needs but the right site for our staff too. Lymedale Business Park is just that.

“It’s in a great position with bigger, better, fantastic facilities which will ultimately benefit our customers.”

He added:

“The factory move is just the start of a very exciting time for Robust and heralds the beginning of a major financial investment by Novoferm in the company’s future growth plans.

“Times are difficult for UK manufacturing, so to be able to invest over £6m in our future and celebrate our success is something all of us at Robust are very proud of.”

Vertical space in the new site has been maximised with Kardex towers and racking - providing more efficiencies than the ground footprint would suggest.

Robust UK’s new website is currently being constructed (www.robust-uk.com).

To find out more, please call 01782 592900 or email sales@robust-uk.com





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Friday 19 July 2024

Glideline adds integrated flooring option to offer an even sleeker GS20 aluminium sliding door


Nationwide aluminium manufacturer Glideline has launched a sleek new update to its already super slimline GS20 Sliding Patio Door, which now features an option for ‘integrated flooring’. 

The change in design offers a door that is completely flush with the floor, adding to its super-slim framework, minimalist design, and 20mm sightline.

Glideline has seen an increase in sales of its GS20 Slimline Sliding Patio Doors this year, with the demand for big glass and uninterrupted views going nowhere but up for homeowners, commercial and retail projects alike.
“The GS20 is among our most popular products, most-loved for its minimalism,” explains Glideline’s Managing Director, David Pickering. “But with no threshold to break the transition between rooms, or from inside to outside, the new integrated flooring option creates a whole new level of functionality and seamlessness.”
In addition to its 20mm sightlines, the door can be customised with a wide range of colours and hardware, and up to 30mm glazing thickness for optimal thermal efficiency and weatherproof performance. 

It is available in up to six sashes, has a U-value of 1.3 W/m²K, and can reduce noise by up to 40 dB.

Glideline is a nationwide manufacturer of high-performance and high-quality aluminium windows and doors. With its in-house manufacturing process and factory based in Great Yarmouth.

Glideline has complete control of fabrication, ensuring exceptional quality across its unique product range of both standard and more bespoke aluminium windows and doors.

For more information, visit https://www.glideline.com/





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Thursday 18 July 2024

More choice More PACE


GEZE UK is delighted to announce several new products have been added to their range of pedestrian traffic control systems, PACE, to give even more choice when selecting solutions that offer safe and efficient control of pedestrians in and out of buildings.

All products are supplied and installed in accordance to EN 17352:2022 – the standard for powered turnstiles and speed lanes that was harmonised in August 2023.

New to the range are the SL 550 and SL 900 speed gates with stylish folding high gates and a reliable, robust design that guarantees effective protection of the building making them ideal for banks and offices.

The popular SW 100 range has been extended to include two extra wide options. The SW 100 Wide and SW 100 High Glass Wide both offer a passage of 1200mm perfect for ease of carrying luggage and wheelchair access.

OX S, OX M and OX XL are a new series of aesthetically pleasing turnstiles with ergonomic design and efficient control – ideal for high traffic flow locations.

In the full height category, the HW G / NG with glass leaves and side panels perfectly combine modern aesthetics and functionality for even greater security with high visibility.

More cost effective than manual checks and providing round the clock control in buildings that are operational 24 hours a day, pedestrian access control is ideal for controlling access to any part of a building that requires it, as well as the main entrance.

The PACE range can be tailored to the needs of any specification, compatible with many control devices - push button, card reader – available as single or bi-directional use, and different lane widths. To complement the design or match automatic doors different finishes can be specified – brushed stainless steel, polished stainless steel, or RAL powder coating.

Where security is a high priority, options include high panels and anti-tailgating functions. IRIS readers, and finger-print or face recognition devices can also be integrated. But whatever the demand for security, the visual aspect of the building is never compromised.

Controlling large numbers of people entering or leaving a building ensures their safety but, in an emergency, or power failure, all motorised systems can be used freely in both directions.

GEZE UK offers a complete package of pedestrian control that includes access control and automatic doors.

Said Andy Howland, Sales and Marketing Director for GEZE UK:
“These new products offer even more choice, several of which are like nothing else in the market. Together with GEZE automatic doors and the PACE range of access control we offer specifiers a complete package to control the flow of people in and around a building ensuring safety and security at all times for those using the building”.

To find out more on PACE or GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic and manual door closers visit PACE Pedestrian Access Control Equipment | GEZE or for a PACE brochure email info.uk@geze.com






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Wednesday 17 July 2024

New Square Forend Locks from ARRONE


ARRONE, a HOPPE brand, has extended its range of mortice satin stainless steel locks to provide options for both door manufacturers and on-site installers.

Already available with a radius corner, ideal for large-volume door manufacturers where the cut-out is made using CNC machinery, new products within the AR800 range now contain locks with a square corner. This delivers a cost-effective fitting solution for locksmiths on-site who can easily chisel out a square shape within the door.

The new products within the AR800 series include the AR810 euro profile cylinder sashlock case, AR811 latch case, AR813 bathroom lock and AR814 euro profile cylinder nightlatch case all with adjustable strike plates. To complete the functions, there is the euro profile cylinder AR812 deadlock case supplied with a standard strike plate.

They all feature a 60mm backset and 8mm lock follower where applicable and are pierced for furniture and/or escutcheons at 38mm. The range is supplied with the timeless satin stainless steel finish to forends and strike plates, making it suitable for use in a wide range of commercial applications, including offices, education, healthcare, and many more.

Jonathan Walker, product manager at ARRONE, said:
“Most doors within a building require some sort of locking or latching, and the new additions to the AR800 range provide more choice for customers looking for an economical yet quality solution holding CE and UKCA markings.”

The AR800 lock range meets the dimensional requirements of BS 8300 and Approved Document M. All products within the range are Certifire approved and have been tested to BS EN 1634-1 and assessed for use on 30-, 60-, 90—and 120-minute timber fire doors and 240-minute steel fire doors.

For more information about the locks and latches offered by ARRONE, visit the new website at www.hoppe.co.uk




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Tuesday 16 July 2024

Forza Doors begins Production at New Manufacturing Facility


Secured by Design member company Forza Doors Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of high-quality commercial and residential doors and timber products, has announced a significant expansion with the addition of a new state-of-the-art door manufacturing facility.


The new 16,000-square-foot factory, located on the Star Road Industrial Estate in Partridge Green, West Sussex, represents a £3 million investment by Forza Doors and is expected to create 40 new jobs in the area. This expansion will increase Forza's production capacity by 60%, allowing the company to meet growing demand for its premium door products while maintaining its market-leading turnaround times.


"This new facility marks an exciting chapter in Forza's growth," said Will Hunnam, Managing Director of Forza Doors. "It will enable us to better serve our customers, introduce innovative new product lines, and contribute to the local economy. This light, bright, clean space is a real showcase for our future."

Lyn Poole, Secured by Design, said:
“Working with a company such as Forza Doors is a privilege. They are a friendly, professional team with amazing products that deliver quality timber, security doorsets. I’m excited to book in a date to visit the new factory”.

The new factory features expanded high-quality office areas, advanced automation for increased efficiency, as well as the inclusion of solar power to improve Forza Door's sustainable environmental impact.

The facility is finished and already producing ahead of the busy summer period to come.

About Forza Doors

Founded in 2009, Forza Doors has become the trusted name in the door manufacturing industry, known for its commitment to quality, design, safety innovation, and customer satisfaction. With this expansion, Forza continues its mission to provide exceptional door solutions for commercial and residential applications.

Forza Doors have a range of doorsets which have achieved SBD’s Police Preferred Specification accreditation, all of which have achieved dual certification for fire and enhanced security. 

You can find out more about the company and these products here.

Forza Doors Limited
24 a/c Star Road, Partridge Green
West Sussex
RH13 8RA
T: 01403 711126




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Monday 15 July 2024

Videx Launches the Klass Monitor - Setting New Standards in Door Entry Systems

Videx Security has announced its new Klass Monitor. This latest innovation in the Videx IPure range combines the latest technology and modern design to provide a leap forward for smart building entry solutions.

The Klass Monitor provides a wide range of smart integration with various systems, including building and home automation, third-party CCTV picture-in-picture, anti-intrusion, full video and speech intercommunication and access control.

Built on standard IP protocols, it guarantees limitless integration with third-party devices, enhancing both security and system customisation.

The monitor boasts a range of smart features, including a proximity and light sensor for automatic screen activation and adjustment, both of which can also trigger automation with third-party systems. 

The picture-in-picture integration enables a real-time, multi-angle view of any desired entryway, allowing for a much safer and more secure method of guest entry.

All functionalities can be easily controlled through the Videx App, which mirrors the intercom’s user-friendly interface.

Rob Sands, Technical Director at Videx Security, said:
“We’re excited to introduce the Klass Monitor which is engineered to provide an exceptional user experience.
“Its ultra-slim profile and tempered glass finish make it a perfect addition to any high-end application.
“At its heart is an embedded Linux system for maximum reliability and a built-in browser for comprehensive system management.
“Additionally, it features a chronothermostat for precise temperature control, enabling users to manage room temperature, set and modify desired temperature programmes and display humidity levels.
“The Klass Monitor's integration capabilities and advanced features set a new benchmark in the door entry system market. 
“It embodies our commitment to providing high-performing, reliable solutions that cater to the needs of modern smart buildings.”
For more information about the Klass Monitor and other Videx products, please visit www.videxuk.com




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Sunday 14 July 2024

Caterham and the Royal Air Force create one-off tribute to the esteemed Puma HC2 helicopter

The Caterham Seven 360R has been created to raise money for injured servicemen and women and was on display for the first time at last weekend’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

To be auctioned off through Collecting Cars, it’s hoped the joint project between the Royal Air Force, Caterham, Mission Motorsport and Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund will raise more than £100,000.

This project between Caterham and the RAF is in support of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) division, allowing those part of the program external opportunities to grow their skills.

Operated by Joint Aviation Command (JAC) at RAF Benson, XW232 entered service in 1972 and operated around the world.

Upon reaching the end of its service life recently, teams at Benson and Caterham decided to create a tribute to the Puma and its servicemen and women.
 
Based on a Seven 360R, the external finish remains as it was when taken from the aircraft, while the remaining panels have been painted in matching ‘NATO Green’.

The chassis also mirrors the aircraft beneath the surface, finished in ‘Desert Sand’.

Aluminium skin from the aircraft’s tail boom and doors have been used as panels for the Seven’s exterior as well as the internal rear bulkhead, where the door jettison handle remains in place.
 
Details from the Puma are carried through to the interior. The aircraft’s quilted soundproofing lines the door panels and tunnel top and forms padding for the carbon fibre seats.

The helicopter’s evacuation instructions have been preserved and stitched into the lining.

A unique satin black dashboard features to match the Puma’s military-grade switchgear, replacing the regular dash switches.

The 360R also features a helicopter-style three-stage ignition sequence for added theatre to start-up, while the aircraft’s navigation clock forms the centrepiece of the dash.
 
Underneath the bonnet, the ammunition box now contains the car’s battery.
 
Assembly of the car was a joint effort between Caterham and serving personnel from RAF Benson.

The names of all those involved in this project are featured on the bonnet. 
 
Puma HC2 medium support helicopters are used for a variety of combat roles including tactical movement of troops and weapons, as well as the extraction of casualties on the frontline.

They are also employed for humanitarian and disaster relief operations. 

Corporal McCreadie said:

“It has been an honour to be a part of the Caterham project.

“As an Aircraft Technician (mechanical), I volunteered my time to remove the decommissioned materials from the Puma for the Caterham RAF Seven 360.

“To see the transformation of the materials has been fascinating. 

“Through the course of the project, I had the opportunity to refine my skills and learn some new engineering techniques.

“I am proud to have been a part of the team that made this car and to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics within the RAF.”

Bob Laishley, CEO of Caterham, said:

“When the RAF approached us about this project we jumped at the chance to be involved.

“Firstly, because it was an interesting build process for us as it’s the first time in our history that a Seven has been made from recycled helicopter parts. 
 
“It was a true team effort as well, with engineers from the RAF supporting us throughout the build.

“But, more importantly, it’s great to know that any proceeds from the auction will go to incredibly important causes.”

Squadron Leader Morley said:

“Royal Air Force Benson Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) team will be attending multiple events throughout the summer, promoting STEM in both the military and industry.

“Along with support from RAF Engineering & Cyber Recruitment the team have an amazing opportunity to host and present this one-off Caterham car made with former RAF Puma components.

“The car has been assembled by RAF personnel with the help of Caterham and highlights the amazing skills of the engineering teams that both maintain the RAF Puma’s and that work in industry.

“It’s our opportunity to celebrate the history of the RAF Puma Force while showcasing the opportunities that are available within the RAF and wider STEM community.”

Bidding for the car opens on 15 August and ends on 12 September through Collecting Cars.
The car is scheduled to be displayed at several events throughout the Summer.

For more information, visit caterhamcars.com.





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Saturday 13 July 2024

DHF launches new video for Industrial Door Group Members


Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched a new animated video for Industrial Door Group Members named, ‘What to expect from your Industrial Door installation’. 

The video, which is just under two minutes long, provides vital information on ensuring that industrial doors are safe, compliant, and fitted by trained engineers. It is the second video in the animated series, and DHF will shortly launch a video for automated gates and traffic barriers, too.

Taking the viewer through the process of an industrial door installation, the video highlights ‘who is responsible for what’, clarifying the responsibilities of the manufacturer, i.e., discussing conformity marking, operation and maintenance manuals, declaration of conformity and declaration of performance, and in addition the responsibilities of the installer, as well as recommending a qualified DHF member for installation.


The video also clarifies the responsibility of the industrial door owner or manager. Owners and managers are responsible for ensuring they have the correct documentation and that their doors are kept safe and compliant; a regular maintenance programme should be in place and adhered to.
“DHF encourages members to share the video on their websites, social media platforms and with potential and existing customers,” says DHF’s Commercial Director, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens.
“It provides a guide for owners, managers, installers and consumers regarding responsibility, risk assessment, and ensuring your industrial door is safe and compliant.”

To watch the video in full, please visit: https://bit.ly/3VatNI7

Door & Hardware Federation

01827 52337

www.dhfonline.org.uk





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Friday 12 July 2024

Mul-T-Lock Unveils Enhanced Metal Keys with Superior Durability and Customisation Options

Mul-T-Lock has launched upgraded metal keys, designed to offer enhanced durability increased customisation capabilities, and reduced lead times. This innovative enhancement to the patented platforms marks a significant milestone in key design and functionality.

The new Mul-T-Lock metal keys feature robust metal heads, significantly increasing their resistance to snapping and twisting compared to previous designs.

This advancement ensures the keys are more durable, providing customers with a reliable solution for their security needs.

Mul-T-Lock continues to prioritise bespoke options for its customers.

The enhanced metal keys now allow for greater customisation, enabling the addition of logos or contact details through precision laser marking.

This not only offers a sleek, high-quality appearance but also provides a unique opportunity for businesses to advertise their brand directly on the key head.

Custom inserts in various colours are also available to meet diverse aesthetic preferences.

Says Jamie Jagpal, Mul-T-Lock Mechanical Product Manager:

“The introduction of laser marking for customising metal key heads has significantly lowered the minimum order quantity.

“The elimination of the moulding process for plastic inserts and the need for stamping tools reduce production costs and logistical complexities.

“Now, customers can order as few as five boxes for custom logos, and two boxes for platform logos, making it easier and more cost-effective to access personalised key solutions.”

The streamlined production process, which eliminates the need for stamping tools and plastic inserts, accelerates manufacturing and customising of the new metal keys.

This significantly reduced lead times, allowing Mul-T-Lock to deliver high-quality, customised keys to its customers more swiftly than ever.

Mul-T-Lock’s metal keys continue to provide the same superior security features that customers have come to trust.

All patented mechanical key platforms offer exceptional key security, available in variants such as keyed to differ, keyed alike, and master keyed systems.

The master key systems enable complex suites where each entry point can have its key, while authorised personnel can access specified or all locations as needed.

For convenience, multiple access points can also be configured to operate using the same key without compromising security.

Jamie concludes: 

“Mul-T-Lock continues to design, develop, manufacture and market high-security solutions for institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential applications.

“With a reputation built on innovation, reliability, and customer satisfaction, we aim to continue to set the standard in the security industry.

“The launch of Metal Keys is a testament to our commitment to providing advanced, reliable, and customisable solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers.

“We are excited to offer this enhanced product portfolio to our clients and believe it will make a significant impact in the market.”

For more information about Mul-T-Lock’s new metal keys and other security solutions, please visit www.mul-t-lock.co.uk or contact our customer service team at internalsales@mul-t-lock.co.uk or phone 01902 364 200.





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Thursday 11 July 2024

Safety is Paramount for Strand Hardware

Safety is a key consideration of architectural design and construction. From foundations to finishing touches, ensuring the safety and security of occupants is non-negotiable.

That’s why Strand Hardware's commitment to excellence extends beyond aesthetics and functionality, placing a strong emphasis on safety across its entire range of architectural hardware solutions.

At the core of Strand Hardware's ethos is an understanding of the pivotal role that safety plays in the built environment.

Whether it’s failsafe solutions for emergency exit and panic hardware or preventing injuries from fingers being crushed by closing doors, safety considerations are woven into the fabric of every product.

This commitment provides architects, specifiers and building owners/managers with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that Strand’s quality hardware solutions also meet the highest standards of reliability and security.

Safety takes on added significance in the context of doors and windows.

These openings serve as crucial points of ingress and egress, requiring hardware solutions that not only facilitate ease of use but also provide safety and security.

Strand Hardware's range of door and window hardware is engineered with these considerations in mind, offering a combination of strength, durability, and functionality to ensure the safety of building occupants.

One key element in ensuring door safety is the selection of appropriate mechanisms for door opening and closing.

From door limiting stays to door selectors, Strand’s hardware takes into account a variety of door types, their locations, and intended use - providing durable solutions without compromise.

Similarly, window safety cannot be overstated.

Windows provide natural light and ventilation but must be easy and safe to access while maintaining building security.

Strand’s Duoflex range facilitates smooth operation while ensuring that windows can be securely locked when needed.

These can be fitted to individual windows or linked with bars and optional centre rings for pole operation at high-level or hard-to-reach windows to enable natural ventilation.

Beyond individual hardware components, integrating safety features into the overall architectural design is essential.

Strand Hardware collaborates closely with architects and specifiers to ensure its hardware solutions seamlessly integrate with the broader safety and security building measures.

This holistic approach ensures that safety considerations are addressed at every stage of the design and construction process - from initial concept to final installation.

Moreover, Strand Hardware's commitment to safety extends to ongoing product testing and certification.

Its products undergo rigorous testing to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations, further ensuring their reliability and performance.

Safety is a cornerstone of creating a built environment, so whether it’s a new development or a property refurbishment, Strand Hardware is a perfect partner - helping you set the standard for safety excellence.

For more information, contact info@strandhardware.co.uk or call 01922 639111
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Wednesday 10 July 2024

Charter Global Supply Lintel Shutters at Bobby Moore Sports Hub, Parsloes Park

Replacing an old sports pavilion, the new, state-of-the-art sports hub at Parsloes Park is a magnificent upgrade for the sporting community at Dagenham.

Named after the borough’s very own football legend, Bobby Moore, the £12.8m sports facility boasts sixteen grass sports pitches, two 3G pitches and a third National League System stadia pitch with spectator seating.

Pitches are named after Sir Trevor Brooking, Paul Ince and Chloe Kelly.

The bright and open sports hub includes gym facilities, a fitness studio and a café alongside a social space and meeting rooms for the local community to use.

When specifying this impressive building, where large areas of the café and community spaces have vast spans of glass windows from floor to ceiling, the Police Crime Impact Statement stipulated a requirement for security shutters of LPS 1175 SR3 standard to protect the building when closed.

Being central to a large park, anyone challenging the security would have more time before the alarm was raised, so the higher security rating, SR3, gives a longer protection time, even if there is a deliberate forced entry using a range of attack tools.

After researching the market, architects Bradshaw Gass & Hope were advised to use specialist security shutter manufacturers, Charter Global, who are experts in delivering bespoke solutions when dealing with challenging projects.

Their Integr8 SR3 lintel shutter was ideal for this project as it is engineered to integrate within the fabric of the building for a flush finish while giving excellent security protection.

A total of 24 shutters were supplied in varying sizes and a RAL colour specific to the building.

The architects were keen to complement the stunningly modern design, so bespoke shutters concealed in the lintels over windows and doors ensured a discreet, contemporary finish.

By being involved in the early stages of the project, Charter Global was able to supply and install the lintels so that unsightly fittings or hood boxes didn’t compromise the 9m span of glazing around the café and community area.

All the shutters can be independently operated, so some parts of the building can be ‘blacked’ out for events if required.

The Integr8 Structural SR3 lintel Shutter is a high-performance shutter, independently tested by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and certified to LPS 1175, Issue 7, SR3.

Secured by Design also recognises this shutter system as a police-preferred specification.

Manufactured from extruded aluminium, the Integr8 Structural SR3 Shutter is available with a wide range of finishes and RAL colours to suit any building style and architecture.

For more product information visit https://www.charter-global.com/





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Tuesday 9 July 2024

Smart technology for PVCu doors: ERA launches new ERA Protect Smart Universal Handle

ERA, a leading UK manufacturer of fenestration and home security solutions, has launched its new ERA Protect Smart Universal Handle. It offers a smart security solution for lift-to-lock multi-point locks commonly found on PVCu or composite doors.

The ERA Protect Smart Universal Handle is a true keyless smart solution offering multiple access methods, including fingerprint recognition for up to 50 users, one-touch unlock with the ERA Smart Home app, and instant access using the encrypted key card.

For convenient access control, the ERA Protect Smart Universal Handle can also be unlocked remotely via the WiFi Connection Hub.

In instances where family, friends, or tradespeople may need to be granted access, e-keys can be sent directly through the ERA Smart Home app.

Homeowners can control, track, and revoke access to ensure the highest level of security.

Exclusive to the ERA Smart Home app, a Smart Report feature also provides valuable insights into home security activity and the system’s performance.

Additional features designed for user convenience include a voice assistant for low battery notifications, set up and operation, and notifying users if the door is ‘locked’ or ‘unlocked’.

Built-in geolocation technology also allows the users to choose auto-unlock when at their door once they are within the parameters of ‘home’.

Users can simply turn the thumbturn and press the lever down to unlock from inside the property.

Locking is just as simple; lifting the lever locks the door, and the voice assistant will let you know the door is locked.

The hidden 9V battery backup at the bottom of the external handle adds to the user's peace of mind.

If the batteries are depleted, a single charge from the 9V battery allows entry via registered fingerprint, key card, or app; ideal as a short-term measure to allow access for the batteries to be changed.

Users can be assured that the highest level of data protection is provided. All fingerprint and key card information is encrypted and stored within the handle.

GDPR and PSTI-compliant, the ERA Smart Home app uses two-factor authentication.

The UK-based support team can help during setup, answer any questions following installation and general queries when using the handle.

Easy installation ensures seamless integration into existing manufacturing processes.

The handle comes with a comprehensive video guide for installation and useful how-to videos for operation.

It is available in a choice of stylish finishes, including Matte Black, Polished Chrome, and Satin Chrome, to complement any door.

The ERA Protect Smart Universal Handle adds to ERA’s growing range of smart security innovations, including its innovative TouchKey solution, a complete door solution that combines a smart handle, cylinder and auto-fire multi-point lock for use with new composite and timber doors.

Adam Taylor, Product Manager for Smart Security at ERA, said:

“The launch of the ERA Protect Smart Universal Handle makes smart security available for doors with a lift-to-lock multi-point lock, allowing door manufacturers to offer the convenience and security of smart tech to an even broader customer base.

“With its robust design and choice of smart access methods, the handle ensures the highest level of performance and security for the end user.

“It reflects ERA’s commitment to evolving its range of smart solutions to meet the market's demands.

“In addition to PVCu doors, the ERA Protect Smart Universal Handle is also compatible with timber and composite doors and is battery-powered with all wiring contained in the handle, so no need for an electrician!”

For more information on the ERA Protect Smart Universal Handle, visit www.eraeverywhere.com.

For further information on ERA’s diverse portfolio of security products, visit www.eraeverywhere.com, contact the sales team on 01922 490 000, or email info@eraeverywhere.com





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