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SSAIB Pride at Registered Firm Assisting with NHS Nightingale Hospital Transformation

SSAIB were overcome with pride upon discovering that registered firm PLP Fire Protection have been providing invaluable assistance in the building of the Government’s first emergency field hospital at the ExCel in London. The temporary NHS Nightingale hospital has been set up to treat up to 4,000 coronavirus patients, with Dartford-based PLP Fire Protection helping…

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Lockexpo Postponed To September

Lockexpo regretfully announces that we are unable to go ahead with the intended dates in April. This follows the advice of the Prime Minister and the World Health Organisation to avoid all public meetings and events due to the ever changing conditions with the COVID-19 virus and its probable fast expansion in the next few…

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Institute of Architectural Ironmongers announces new chair

Professional development and nurturing new industry talent are among the top priorities of the new Institute of Architectural Ironmongers’ (IAI) chair. Deborah Cannon was announced as the new national chair at the IAI AGM at the Hallmark Hotel, Gloucester on 7 March 2020. Deborah has been closely involved in the Institute for several years alongside…

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Outstanding door hardware professionals celebrated at industry awards

The best and brightest within the door hardware industry were celebrated at the annual Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) awards ceremony on 7 March 2020. The IAI Fellowship Award is given to an individual who has shown a longstanding and ongoing commitment to the IAI over at least 10 years. This year’s winner was Kevin…

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ASSA ABLOY Door Group educate on the importance of fire door inspections in the classroom

Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is calling for higher standards of fire door inspections, after concerns surrounding fire safety in education buildings. Shockingly, there are over 1,000 school fires a year in the UK, costing an average of £2.8m in larger incidents, with one education insurer reporting that…

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PAC launches complete new Access Control portfolio

PAC, a market-leading supplier of innovative access control solutions, has announced the comprehensive redesign of its portfolio in order to meet the rigorous demands of today’s residential, educational and commercial environments. This pioneering access control system streamlines PAC’s offering with products that combine the benefits of state-of-the-art hardware and software – delivering unrivalled levels of…

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New Wisenet 4-Channel Multi-Sensor Cameras

with motorised PTRZ gimbals which significantly reduce installation time Hanwha Techwin has enhanced its premium Wisenet P series with the addition of three new 4-channel multi-sensor cameras, designed to provide a cost-effective solution for detecting and tracking objects over wide open areas. The 8MP Wisenet PNM-9084QZ features motorised varifocal lenses for precise control of focal…

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UNION’s CodeGUARD 5 Push Button Lock Accredited by Secured By Design

CodeGUARD 5, the latest mechanically-operated push button lock from UNION that meets BS 8607 grade 5 standards, is now accredited by Secured By Design (SBD). Part of the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, SBD plays an important role in the planning process for a wide range of building sectors to help stop crime. Security products that…

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A Third of Brits Do Not Enhance Security of Home Entryways

More than a third of Brits do not do anything to improve the security of their home’s entrances, according to recent research. In 2019 it was reported that 67% of burglars break in through a door, while 21% of all burglars who manage to get in had done so by opening an unlocked door. Despite…

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Lockexpo 2020 – 18th & 19th April

Lockexpo 2020 has new dates – 18th/19th April – and a new venue, the Nottingham Belfry. Although the event had been scheduled to take place in March, due to unforeseen circumstances the East Midlands Conference Centre is closing for three months, meaning we needed to make some changes! We have chosen the Nottingham Belfry as…

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