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ASSA ABLOY acquires door sealing systems specialist Lorient Group

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Lorient, the designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems based in Newton Abbott, Devon.

ASSA ABLOY is an international group with around 47,000 employees and sales close to £6.4 billion. In the UK, ASSA ABLOY is best known for the Yale and UNION brands and has its head office and main manufacturing centre in Willenhall.

Given the strong commercial synergies between Lorient and ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK, and specifically the Door Hardware Group, the acquisition will create opportunities to drive innovation and add value for end user customers by offering a broader product portfolio.

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Lorient will continue to operate as an autonomous entity as part of the Door Hardware Group, retaining the existing strong commercial and operational team that has made the business the success it is today. Existing customer contact points remain unchanged.

“Lorient is an exciting addition to our UK business and I’m delighted to welcome its teams into ASSA ABLOY,” said Harry Warrender, market region manager for ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK. “It offers an extensive high quality range of sealing systems for doors and boasts a strong track record of innovation. Its portfolio will extend the ASSA ABLOY offer into the commercial market here in the UK and overseas.”

Lorient was established in 1979. The business employs approximately 135 employees globally, with 2018 sales expected to reach around £18.6 million.

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Access control specialist Intratone appoints David Bell to UK country manager’s role

Intratone, the access control specialist, has appointed David Bell as its new UK country manager to head up the sales team, enhance brand awareness (by working together with the Marketing Department) and oversee the opening of the company’s UK head office).

Bell will have overall responsibility for the business in the UK including a team of eight area sales managers. Following the establishment of the UK subsidiary earlier this year, the head office is due to be opened in Chiswick this month.

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David Bell: the new UK country manager for Intratone

Previously, Bell had served as general manager at Intertek, the provider of assurance testing, inspection and certification solutions, and as global business development manager at Survitec Group, a survival and safety solutions provider to the marine, defence, aviation and offshore markets.

“Intratone has a unique position in the market,” stated Bell. “GSM Intercom and Access Control is a new technology and Intratone is at the forefront of its development in Europe. The next six-to-12 months will be very important to us as we look to build on our excellent reputation in France and enhance our growing presence here in the UK. Our complete solution for door entry and access control is effective, easy to use and easy to manage. I’m excited for the forthcoming campaign with the launch of some new products and also working more closely with our partners.”

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Frontline Security Solutions wins 2018 C•CURE Partner of the Year Award

The 2018 C•CURE Partner of the Year Award was presented to Chris Masters, director of Frontline Security Solutions, by Gordon Morrison (GB sales director for the Tyco access control and video brands) at the C•CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner which took place on 28 November at Boisdale of Canary Wharf.

At the event, which was attended by representatives from many of the UK’s leading security system integrators, it was also announced that the Project of the Year Award has been won by Total Security Protection (TSP).

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Gordon Morrison, Chris Masters and Paul McCann

“We were delighted to acknowledge the contribution Frontline Security Solutions and TSP are making to the ongoing success of our C•CURE 9000 access control and event management platform,” explained Gordon Morrison to Risk Xtra. “The expertise of these two award winners, as well as all of our other certified Enterprise Partners, is ensuring that our mutual end user clients are able to achieve maximum value from their investment in C•CURE 9000.”

Morrison went on to comment: “The C•CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner is now firmly established as an annual event which provides Tyco, the security division of Johnson Controls, with the opportunity to formally thank our Enterprise Partners for their loyal support and for their commitment to help maintain the reputation of C•CURE 9000 as being the most robust, feature-rich and user-friendly access control platform available on the market.”

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dormakaba announces new patent for Kaba 20 long-life protected master key system

Access control and security solutions developer dormakaba has announced a new European patent – valid until 2033 – applying to its Kaba 20 key blanks, keys and their overall functionality. An evolution on the company’s successful Kaba 20 cylinder system, the improved design “delivers the highest levels of security, reliability and sustainability”.

The new patent has been specifically designed to offer enhanced strength and durability, with the Kaba 20 being an ideal choice for industrial applications that require secure access in some of the most demanding environments.

The patent features a unique cylinder design which has been precision-engineered to specific tolerances and incorporates up to 27 pins – an increase on the original 22-pin lock. This intricate system provides a high degree of protection against attempted manipulation, allowing users to have total confidence in the integrity of the system.

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As well as an upgrade to the lock, the entire Kaba 20 long-life protected master key system has been enhanced to deliver superior security. The key features a controlled milling process to regulate and protect against copying. Duplicate keys are only available directly from the factory with a pre-arranged authorisation process.

dormakaba also offers a technical consultancy to engineer specific solutions and functionality for bespoke end user customer requirements.

“We’re thrilled to add the new patent Kaba 20 long-life protected master key system to our product portfolio,” commented Clive Baker, director of security locking at dormakaba. “We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality access systems and believe the new extended patent is the ideal product for those seeking the most secure controlled access solutions.”

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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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Inner Range set to showcase new Mimic Viewer at International Security Expo

Access control solutions developer Inner Range will showcase a new Mimic Viewer for its award-winning Integriti product at the International Security Expo, which takes place in London later this month.

The Mimic Viewer provides a visual ‘read only’ overview of the intelligent Integriti access control and intruder detection system. It allows security staff to view events remotely without passing control of the system off-site.

The Mimic Viewer is a separate installation with its own connection to the controller, which can be Ethernet-based or via the UniBus UART board. This is helpful for those sites that don’t allow networked computers to be left logged in and unattended, or in the case of a network failure.

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Tim Northwood, general manager of Inner Range, said: “Mimic panels are a fantastic way of providing a visual overview of a system, allowing rapid comprehension of a situation and response when an emergency occurs. Our Mimic Viewer has the added benefit of being separate from any network, so it will maintain its connection whatever the network status and ensure better levels of security as a result.”

Northwood added: “The International Security Expo is always a great event for showing new and existing customers what our products can do. We’ll be allowing delegates to try out our enterprise and high security products for themselves.”

Inner Range will be offering demonstrations of its scalable enterprise access control system, Integriti, as well as the Integriti High Security Encrypted solution and the Sifer reading technology, MIFARE DESfire EV2. Stand J30 is where Risk Xtra’s readers can find the company at London’s Olympia.

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The Integriti system delivers an intelligent integrated security solution ideal for managing and controlling single and multiple sites at the local, national and global levels. It integrates with a wide range of third party systems to become a Physical Security Information Management system, managing not only security and building automation, but also people and business continuity processes such as HR, payroll and Health and Safety.

Integriti Encrypted High Security has all the award-winning features of Integriti with complete end-to-end encryption to 128 bit AES and Mac authentication. It suits defence, Government and other Critical National Infrastructure organisations who need watertight security for counter-terror purposes or other high risk scenarios.

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