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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
Andrew Shaw
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Safeguarding Schools: Secure Emergency Lockdown Protocols

The Duty of Care that education officials have in terms of providing a safe environment for everyone on their premises is arguably more challenging in today’s world than at any time in days gone by. One area that should be identified for regular review is emergency lockdown....
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Karen Trigg
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Is Your Fire Safety Training Up-To-Date?

Keeping your training up-to-date regarding fire safety and fire door hardware comes with a whole host of benefits for the business. Doing so will mean that you’ll reduce the risk of the company facing unnecessary fines, a potentially damaged reputation and even situations...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018