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Campus Fire Safety and Security: Making The Grade

In the wake of recent events at Bolton University, where a student accommodation tower went up in flames, Karen Trigg looks into how campus management teams must improve their fire safety and security strategies in an ongoing bid to keep students safe. University management teams...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
Trevor Ball
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The Rise of Wireless and the Importance of Integration

In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change. It’s no different for the access control environment. Here, Trevor Ball asks whether we truly understand the importance of seamless systems integration in today’s shifting access control market. The world of...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

As practitioners right across the UK continually strive to improve upon fire safety and building standards in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Karen Trigg discusses the pressure now exerted on specialised housing landlords in their ongoing efforts to keep residents safe....
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Fire Door Safety Week 2019 supported by dormakaba, Abloy and Allegion UK

dormakaba, the specialist manufacturer of security and access control solutions, is pledging its support for Fire Door Safety Week 2019 to raise awareness around fire door safety and robust specification. Also supporting the initiative are Abloy and Allegion UK.  Launched in 2013...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
Trevor Ball
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Data-Driven Facilities Management: Realising Enhanced Security

Ever since the inception of the Internet, data has been used to improve processes across the globe. Since the turn of the millennium in particular, the storage and use of data has expanded considerably, writes Trevor Ball. A 2018 report by IBM found that 90% of the data in the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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Allegion brings new generation wireless mortise lock to market for UK end users

Allegion UK, the specialist in fire safety and security hardware, has launched a new generation of wireless mortise lock for the UK market. The Schlage LE mortise lock featuring ENGAGE technology has been developed specifically to extend effective electronic access control...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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Cloud-Based Access Control: Improving Security in More Ways Than One

Access control has always been at the forefront of building security. Traditionally, access control systems have come in the form of conventional lock and key methods, electronic systems or a combination of the two. Today, cloud-based systems are changing the market landscape,...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
Karen Trigg
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Are Funding Levels Actively Harming Public Safety and Security?

When restricted by budgets, safety and security standards can waver. Here, Karen Trigg discusses how to overcome financial challenges and outlines precisely why large budgets should not legitimise complacency when it comes to security provision.  Addressing budgetary restrictions...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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Security for the Education Sector: Creating a Safe Environment in Schools

Schools are continuing to upgrade security measures for pupil safety. However, on top of all the fundamental challenges school management teams face, implementing well-rounded and effective security solutions can be deemed a difficult task. Andrew Shaw discusses the advantages of...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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Fire Doors: Are Yours Fit for Purpose?

Fire doors are doors with fire-resistance ratings that are used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and enable safe egress from a building. In the wake of Fire Door Safety Week, which ran...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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