Origin Housing, a provider of affordable housing and care and support services in London and Hertfordshire, has enhanced its residents’ security with the installation of Delta Security’s Model 9 steel doors. The existing timber doors, located in property entrances, stairs and communal landing areas were, in some instances, not robust enough to withstand vandalism and anti-social behaviour which led to locks being damaged and the safety and security of residents being put at risk. Delta Security was appointed to replace the doors and locking mechanisms with a product that would provide greater security. The upgrades also incorporate fireman switches, which are used by firemen in the event of a fire, to gain access and turn off hazardous electrical equipment. ” On receiving reports from our Neighbourhood Managers that locks and the timber doors had been damaged by anti-social behaviour it was our responsibility to look for a solution that would help improve security for Origin Housing’s properties, the residents and their belongings” says Frank O’Gallagher, Project Surveyor at Origin Housing. Delta Security recommended the Delta Model 9 steel door because the steel frame, the secure, tamper-proof twin maglocks and auto closing mechanism provides a robust, secure and user-friendly product ideally suited to housing association properties with multiple occupancy. Also included with the Delta Model 9 door installation is the replacement of existing frames with a secure steel frame, fob system, new stainless steel digital door entry, exit buttons and, fitted as standard, 11.5mm anti-bandit laminated clear glass. Designs of the Delta Model 9 Steel door can be tailored to the type and age of the building into which they are to be installed, assisting councils and housing associations in modernising security, whilst at the same time maintaining the characters of the buildings in their care. The doors have already been installed in ten sites and further sites will be added over the coming year.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.