Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
28th October 2020 Issue no. 531
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David Pennell retires
Some of your members may have known me in the past 46 years that I have been involved in physical security. I am retiring on 14th October and wish anyone who may know me all the very best. This picture was taken just before I grew a moustache - which many have not seen. It was taken at a masonic Ladies Night. With me are my wife, Leigh, and my eldest step-daughter Lucy.
I am a proud and active mason. 2 weekends ago I cycled 67 miles in Yorkshire for Ataxia (a debilitating disease that affects 10,000 children in the UK). I have raised £3K with over £1K being donated by masons. There is a London Masonic Lodge, Salvus Securus, that is based on members of the security industry including Insurance Risk surveyors.
One member I have known since 1970 when I joined Chubb (who had bought the original clanger alarm company Rely-a-bell and the original silent alarm company Burgot - thus Chubb Alarms became a major player in the alarm industry).
Many people I know have featured in ABIS (Association of Burglary Insurance Surveyors) which is now AIS (Association of Insurance Surveyors - incorporating both fire and security) and I have attended their meetings in London since the early 1970's until recently. I decided last year to retire on my 73rd birthday next month.
Resume: Rely-a-bell Grilles 1970-73 name changed to Chubb Grilles & Shutters 73 -75, Wickdown Security (owned by Ingersoll Locks) 1975 - 1979, Killby-Tann Security (owned by Killby & Gayford & John Tann [until sold in 1995]) 1979 - 1997, Chubb CSI 1997 - 2001, Bastion Security North 2001 - 2003, Stafford Bridge Doors 2003 - 2016.
Stafford Bridge Doors
28th September 2016