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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
2nd November 2022 Issue no. 629

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This Week's News

Verisure takes home security to a new level of protection

* Verisure-alarm-system.jpgVerisure UK has raised the bar in home protection yet again with the launch of its latest innovation in home security. Heralding the future of home security, the updated alarm suite gives homeowners a 360 approach to their home security with a whole new approach to home access, intruder detection and verification, and police notification. 

The cutting-edge security system gives homeowners more control than ever before - with new features including photo burst motion sensor cameras and smokescreens to impair intruder vision. Homeowners can see what is happening in their home or business at all times and have the ability toremotely control the alarm system via the Verisure app or website. 

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Fire Door Guide

* AA-Group-Fire-Door-Safety-Guide.jpgTo mark Fire Door Safety Week, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland is urging those involved with the specification, installation, and maintenance of fire doors to educate themselves by reviewing its comprehensive Fire Door Guide. 

Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, explains: “We understand the pressure the industry feels to deliver services faster than ever, at the lowest price point possible. However, this could potentially lead to specification errors with fire safety products, causing ongoing installation and maintenance issues. 

Autumnal breaks in the UK mean fire safety is as critical as ever

FireKit.jpgThe Fire Door Inspection Scheme says that last year a staggering 75% of UK fire doors failed inspection, the majority of which are in rented buildings. Given the rapid increase in holiday cottage lets, and the number with real fires, it’s possible that some of these rentals don’t meet fire safety standards. 

Briton sponsors 42nd GAI Education Awards

* GAI-Education-Awards.jpgBriton is proud to sponsor this year’s esteemed Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards, set to take place at one of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, The Oval, London, on Thursday 17th November 2022.

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Fire door failure: spotting the faults

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Kirk Smith of Allegion UK discusses fire door neglect and how to spot the potential faults that could be compromising your fire safety procedures. 

Purpose built to compartmentalise fire and smoke, fire doors are recognised as a critical element of passive fire protection and exist in practically every building where we work, sleep and live.

Revealed: the UK local authorities where CCTV has QUADRUPLED since 2019

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The number of public CCTV cameras in the UK has now risen to over 100,000, with some local authorities more than quadrupling their surveillance over the last three years. 

Supporting National home security month

Mul-T-Lock is once again pledging its support to National Home Security Month, which is this year celebrating 10 years since it was launched as a campaign.

City Lock & Safe keeping it in the family

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This year, Mul-T-Lock partners City Lock & Safe celebrate their 65th anniversary as a traditional locksmith, still under family ownership, and currently in its third generation.

Mul-T-Lock’s triple success

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Mul-T-Lock is celebrating a triple success at the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI,) thanks to the dedication and commitment of key members of its team. Michelle Sutton (Senior Technical and Internal Sales Administrator) Jacques Vermeulen (Regional Sales Manager South East) and Lee Mitchell (Regional Sales Manager, North & Scotland) have each passed ‘with flying colours’ their Stage 2 GAI exams for the Certificate in Architectural Hardware.

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