Abloy UK has opened its new London showroom located at the Building Centre on Store Street. The launch of the showroom, which features products such as electric locks, CLIQ Remote and compliant access controlled door solutions, coincides with Abloy’s 50th anniversary. Visitors are able to get hands-on experience with interactive demo points to try the door locking solutions. Industry professionals can also get information about courses run by the Abloy Academy and RIBA-approved CPD points, with literature available to take away. Some of the electric locking solutions presented at the showroom include Abloy’s EL560, EL520 and EL590 locks. Abloy also puts forward its case for specifiers to select electric locks over door magnets for use on fire doors and emergency escape points, as they are a more compliant solution. At the launch event, Andy Clutton, Editor of PSI and Risk UK magazines said of the showroom:” The facility is in a really good venue in London. It’s a great idea to have it here and it should attract people. Architects, installers and end-users will benefit from seeing the Abloy London showroom.” Jon Burke, Marketing Manager for Abloy UK, said:” As this is Abloy UK’s 50th anniversary, the opening of our new London showroom stand signifies another milestone in the progression of the brand. The launch event was a great success, and those who attended were able to speak to Abloy representatives to discuss the various locking systems we have to offer. It can be difficult to demonstrate just how effective our solutions really are when visiting clients in their office and this new facility allows visitors to truly appreciate the benefits of the Abloy range in delivering secure and compliant electric locking.”
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.