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ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions names initial partner businesses for CLIQ Go

A number of security providers have signed up to be dedicated partners for the new CLIQ Go from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY (the door opening solutions specialist).

The named security businesses include High Security Locking near Aylesbury, William Channon in London and John Planck Ltd in Chatham. By agreeing to be a CLIQ Go partner, these security providers have access to exclusive training and support from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions to help them market and sell the platform.

Enabling SMEs to control security across their premises from a smart phone app, CLIQ Go combines mechanical and electronic security capabilities in order to meet the needs of today’s busy working environments.

The user-friendly CLIQ Go smart phone app allows business owners and authorised individuals to manage a site’s security from the cloud via a mobile phone, tablet or PC. Individual access rights can be instantly revoked or updated from these devices, subsequently enhancing security while also delivering the flexibility needed to amend these access rights ‘on the go’.

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With CLIQ Go, organisations can schedule access rights to a room or area for contractors or other workers that may only be visiting a site for a specified amount of time. Furthermore, as an end user business grows, the CLIQ Go system can be easily expanded with minimal disruption.

Simon Wilson, national sales manager for ASSA CLIQ Remote at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “Issues such as lost keys can be a serious security risk. Traditional mechanical locking solutions no longer offer a robust enough solution for many modern businesses. CLIQ Go offers an easy-to-manage access control system.”

Wilson continued: “CLIQ Go is quickly becoming a very popular option for many organisations, with installers and resellers keen to stock the solution. Indeed, with just one mechanical key profile, resellers can easily keep the solution in stock for fast delivery and, with no doors to wire, installation is a straightforward process.”

In conclusion, Wilson informed Risk Xtra: “We’re delighted to welcome our new CLIQ Go partners. We’ll be providing ongoing training and support to help them maximise opportunities for promoting this innovative system to their customers.”

*For more information on CLIQ Go and how to become a partner contact Simon Wilson at simon.wilson@assaabloy.com or visit www.assaabloy.co.uk

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Chubb appointed principal security and fire safety contractor for major Scottish Housing Association

Chubb Fire & Security has become the principal fire and security provider for Dunedin Canmore, a leading provider of social housing and related services in Scotland. After initially installing fire alarms for many years, Chubb now provides installation and maintenance services for emergency lighting, intruder alarms, CCTV and access control.

Chubb has worked with Dunedin Canmore, part of The Wheatley Group, for more than a decade now. Across its communities, the company has built a strong working relationship and is now servicing more than 150 sites for the Housing Association.

With a strong focus on compliance, Chubb’s services range from initial fire risk assessments and security audits through to the remote monitoring of all the sites in its care. Additionally, Chubb is now servicing the Care System (ie Warden Call), an enhanced assisted living solution, across the majority of Dunedin Canmore’s amenity housing for older people.

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Stuart Phillips, compliance officer at Dunedin Canmore, said: “We’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with Chubb for over a decade. The company’s customer service is excellent and we’re delighted to have made the business our principal fire and security provider.”

Dunedin Canmore owns and manages around 5,500 homes across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. Chubb also provides fire and security services for YourPlace, Barony Housing Association and Lowther Homes, all of whom are part of The Wheatley Group.

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Terrorism prevention solutions developer Heald secures award success

Heald, the Yorkshire-based manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) systems, is currently celebrating a double success achieved during The Manufacturer’s Digital Manufacturing Week which took place earlier this month.

With an entry in The Manufacturer* Top 100 List and a win at The Manufacturer MX Awards (run in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers), this dual recognition is testament to a record year for Heald which has seen revenues at the company increase by 60% by dint of the business increasing its distribution networks in the USA, Europe and the rest of the world.

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Philippa Platten (left, marketing assistant) and Vicky Hughes (sales supervisor) of Heald pick up the MX Award (Photograph: The Manufacturer)

At a ceremony held at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool, Heald’s managing director Debbie Heald MBE was named as an Exemplar in The Manufacturer Top 100 List (ranking in the Top 20), having been identified as an inspiring leader and someone who drives cultural change within the manufacturing industry. This prestigious list showcases the most inspiring individuals in industry to illustrate the enthusiasm and commitment present in modern manufacturing.

Heald was also awarded a surprise win during The Manufacturer MX Awards. Having been named as a finalist in the Export category, Heald was crowned winner of the Progressive SME Award (sponsored in 2018 by Innovate UK). This category was open to all finalists, with Heald being announced in top spot following an in-depth review process which included a presentation before a Judging Panel.

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Debbie Heald MBE was named as an Exemplar in The Manufacturer Top 100 List (ranking in the Top 20) (Photograph: The Manufacturer)

Commenting on Heald’s success, Debbie Heald MBE told Risk Xtra: “I’m incredibly proud to be named as an Exemplar in the Top 100 alongside some of the UK’s manufacturing greats. I’m also extremely proud of the Heald team who play an integral role in the success of the business and help to drive forward innovation in manufacturing. To be awarded the Progressive SME Award is testament to their hard work and dedication”.

Success with The Manufacturer comes shortly after the company secured a double award win at the Yorkshire Post Business Awards where Heald won the Turnover up to £10 million Award, while Debbie Heald MBE took home the Leadership Award.

*The Manufacturer is the UK industry publication providing manufacturing news, articles and insights while promoting Best Practice in the manufacturing industry

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