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Amthal fires up 20th Anniversary celebrations by launching specialist logo

Amthal Fire & Security is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with the launch of a new logo, dedicated to showcasing the company’s fast-growing and evolutionary journey towards becoming a fire and security specialist.

Launched in 2000 by close friends John Allam and Paul Rosenthal, Amthal Fire & Security now has over 60 members in the team and operates on a nationwide basis providing design, installation, maintenance and monitoring services across the commercial, public and residential sectors.

Amthal Fire & Security is dedicated to satisfying end user needs for security and safety by offering design, installation, service and remote monitoring of advanced electronic fire and security solutions, including intruder, fire, access and CCTV systems.

In 2008, Jamie Allam joined the management team to become commercial director and created the structure to drive an ambitious growth plan, incorporating all aspects of the business from operations through to sales and on to commercial targets.

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Since last year, a dedicated senior management team has been created to manage day-to-day operations, including team members from across the business, some of whom began their Amthal journey as apprentices.

Jamie Allam commented: “Since we opened our doors in 2000, the economy and the challenges our clients face have evolved dramatically and our business has always taken a proactive approach. We’ve continued on our dynamic journey, transforming the way in which we work to operate as a total solutions provider for clients in order to deliver full fire and security services.”

Allam continued: “We’re very excited to reach our 20th Anniversary and wanted a special way to celebrate our year, which reflected our mission, vision and values, both to our incredible team and our customers. The logo was created by providing keywords we associate with Amthal, such as ‘Strength’, ‘Diversity’, ‘Understanding’ and ‘Trustworthy’ alongside recognising our commitment to smart solutions and the latest technology.”

The logo will now be appearing across all social media channels and marketing material, and marks the start of the celebrations through the year, culminating in a special event on Amthal’s actual birthday, which is 14 November 2020.

Amthal Fire & Security is accredited by the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE).

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3xLOGIC strengthens European operation with appointment of UK business development manager

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Alex Buckle

3xLOGIC, the provider of integrated and intelligent security solutions, has announced the appointment of Alex Buckle as UK business development manager. Following the business’ highly successful launch into the European market last year, this is a significant appointment for 3xLOGIC and Buckle will be responsible for continuing to build the profile of the company in the UK.

After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University, Buckle entered the security industry in 2015 as sales executive for Dedicated Micros. He subsequently took up positions with NetVu and Arkessa before joining Vista in 2017 as its business development manager, where he remained until joining 3xLOGIC.

“So far my career has given me tremendous insight into the supply chain and the specific needs of end users, consultants and system integrators,” commented Buckle. “It’s this experience that has allowed me to develop an excellent level of commercial awareness and understanding, and I intend using these attributes to create new opportunities in line with 3xLOGIC’s strategic growth plan.”

Buckle added: “I was attracted to this position due to 3xLOGIC’s integration of CCTV and access control coupled with its business intelligence platform, allowing customers to take enormous amounts of data and turn it into actionable information. This role gives me a massive opportunity to help organisations across the UK drive operational improvement from data in new and exciting ways.”

A leading innovator in server, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things as well as cloud-based technology for over 15 years, US-based 3xLOGIC boasts a wealth of expertise in the development and integration of access control, video surveillance and video management systems. Buckle is tasked with promoting the numerous benefits of 3xLOGIC’s solutions, which provide comprehensive, cost-effective and multi-dimensional security infrastructures that are easy to manage, simple to install and can scale in line with changing needs.

Gary Rowden, 3xLOGIC’s vice-president of commercial sales, concluded: “I’m delighted that Alex has joined us. His extensive skills, knowledge and experience will help us rapidly expand our presence in the UK. We have an enviable track record in redefining what’s possible with security technology and our success in the highly competitive US market is testament to our ability to stay one step ahead of the competition.”

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dormakaba outlines changes to expanding sales division 

Andy Chapman, product sales division manager, is leaving specialist access control business dormakaba after 30 years of service. Fiona Adams will be stepping into the role. In addition, two new territory sales representatives have been brought into the business to support its continued growth. 

Joining the business back in 1990 as a territory sales representative, Chapman will now be taking a well-deserved retirement. David Stacey, regional sales director at dormakaba, explained to Risk Xtra: “Andy has consistently delivered superb, experienced-based knowledge for the benefit of his customers and his teams. For many years, he has also shared this expertise and supported the GAI education programme through lecturing, helping to write materials and invigilating at the examinations, committing a considerable amount of personal time to the industry.’’

Stacey added: “As a business, we will miss Andy in his well deserved retirement, but for me personally, I will be saying adieu to a trusted confident and a friend.”

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Andy Chapman

Currently sales manager at dormakaba, Fiona Adams worked in the construction industry for over a decade and has quickly developed a strong passion for dormakaba’s products and customer focus.

Stacey continued: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Fiona Adams to the role as a successor to Andy. Having joined dormakaba in October last year and moving from South Africa to do so, Fiona brings with her expertise in the supply of performance-critical products through specialist distribution channels, coupled with an approach that will continue to maintain our client focus and add value to the business. I look forward to seeing the Product Sales Division continue to evolve with Fiona at the helm.”

Commitment to growth

dormakaba has also recruited two new territory sales representatives to support its commitment to expansion and growth. Abi Ogunkeye is the new territory sales representative for mechanical key systems and access control products, while Nick Burns takes on the role of territory sales representative for door hardware in the southern and central UK areas.

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Fiona Adams

Burns previously worked as a key account manager for Thyssenkrupp, while Ogunkeye joins dormakaba from Hilti UK Ltd.

“It’s exciting to join dormakaba in this period of growth and a privilege to have the opportunity to work for a company with a first-class reputation for product and services,” enthused Burns.

Both Burns and Ogunkeye’s roles will rely on prior excellent customer service experience to maintain current customer relationships, while also growing and developing new business.

In conclusion, David Stacey observed: “It’s an exciting time at dormakaba as we continue to develop following the merger of DORMA and Kaba. We’re dedicated to delivering unparalleled service and innovative solutions, and I have no doubt that our new team will enhance this ethos significantly.”

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HID Global names Björn Lidefelt as company’s next president and CEO

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced that Björn Lidefelt is the company’s new president and CEO.

Lidefelt joins the company after serving as chief commercial officer at HID parent company ASSA ABLOY, where he oversaw branding, communications, commercial development and strategy.

Lidefelt also has extensive experience in international sales and marketing, having spent more than nine years in Asia Pacific markets including China and Malaysia.

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Björn Lidefelt

“Björn has had a very successful journey with our organisation and will bring a wealth of experience and perspective to HID from various roles and markets,” said Nico Delvaux, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

Lidefelt holds an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Linköping in Sweden, wherein he majored in computer science and marketing. He succeeds Stefan Widing, who led HID Global for over four years.

On his new appointment, Lidefelt stated: “I look forward to leading a dedicated and talented global workforce focused on delivering industry-leading solutions for Governments, universities, hospitals and financial institutions and creating trusted physical and digital environments.”

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AMG’s media converters and Ethernet switches offer end users 90 W PoE+

Allowing devices to be deployed in locations without local power, AMG has launched a range of 90 W media converters and Ethernet switches. They’re ideal for any networking application where a device can be energised by Power over Ethernet (PoE), such as within IP CCTV, access control, lighting and industrial networks for general security and ITS/urban traffic management applications. The move means that AMG is supporting easier and quicker installations allied with lower maintenance costs.

Delivering 4 x 90 W 802.3bt PoE ports per eight-port switch, AMG’s new Managed PLUS industrial hardened switch and 90 W PoE+ compact single port media converter provide excellent application and site flexibility.

Enabling new deployment options in next generation enterprise workspace environments, the AMG 90 W solutions save on space as well, providing PoE+ and Ethernet connectivity in the same box.

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For end users, the new AMG solutions also reduce equipment and costs when compared to the deployment of traditional PoE injectors.

With 90 W PoE+ on each Ethernet port and housed in a compact chassis, the new AMG DIN rail mountable devices are the ideal choice for connecting and powering network devices (such as IP CCTV cameras and industrial controllers) over long distances using all types of fibre.

“As part of AMG’s expansion plans, we’re undergoing a significant product development drive,” explained Tom Exley, AMG’s director. “It’s great to be able to offer something different in the Ethernet space. Customers we’ve approached so far have been very excited about our 90 W PoE+ solutions. We have more exciting product developments in the pipeline for the New Year.”

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Allegion launches all-new ISONAS Pure IP access control solution to UK market

Security and fire safety products developer Allegion UK has launched the ISONAS Pure IP family of access control solutions in the UK. The underlying idea is that ISONAS believes access control belongs on the network and should have the ability to be managed from anywhere across an unlimited number of facilities. That’s precisely why ISONAS created Pure IP access control hardware.

Patented reader controllers eliminate the need for cumbersome control panels at every door, removing complex wiring and power supplies and meaning that this solution is simple to install. By dint of using standard category cabling, installation time is significantly reduced making it the ideal choice for integrators and their end users.ISONASAccessControlCommenting on the launch, Trevor Ball (business development manager for Allegion UK and Ireland) stated: “Since Allegion’s acquisition of ISONAS last year, the latter is generating a huge amount of interest in the UK market. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of ISONAS is the ability to manage and administer devices across the globe. The ability to programme the system centrally and manage many different remote sites is an intrinsic benefit. This singular advantage is one of the reasons why many customers are choosing to invest in ISONAS Pure IP access control. With the flexibility, scaleability and accessibility of ISONAS, I’m certain that this is the future of access control.”

Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy enables a given door to be configured directly from smart phones and tablets. This permits them to be installed, managed and monitored remotely from one single device. Pure IP hardware also eliminates the need for a physical card, allowing organisations to efficiently manage an unlimited number of credentials and access control in real-time.

ISONAS’ access control solutions allow businesses to use their existing security network to bring intelligent decision-making to the forefront and embrace an open platform with both an API for third party software integrations and an SDK for integration of the patented Pure IP hardware.

*Full details of the ISONAS Pure IP access control solutions can be found at: www.isonas.com/

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Evolution adds Jamie Grainger to sales support team

Jamie Grainger has joined the sales support team at Evolution, the integrated fire and security solutions business, to provide dedicated account management and customer support for the company’s clients across the UK.

Grainger arrives at Evolution with more than five years of sales experience gained by working in the security and access control sectors. Most recently, he worked for an international technology company as a project sales specialist, focusing on all-round system design and project management.

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Jamie Grainger

Grainger believes it’s an exciting time to be joining Evolution. He told Risk Xtra: “The business continues to grow and expand, winning some large projects and clients across the UK and Ireland as well as in Europe. I’m keen to learn as much as I can from the team and contribute to driving further growth for the business by providing dedicated account management and support to our customers.”

Richard Lambert, managing director at Evolution, added: “I’m pleased to welcome Jamie to the team. He has a solid foundation of knowledge in the industry and will provide a valuable additional contact and resource for our clients.”

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