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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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AlproMAX7 mechanical mortice deadlocks secure maximum rating

Alpro, the independent supplier of door access control and hardware, has launched a new range of ultra-secure mechanical mortice deadlocks designated the AlproMAX7.

Independently tested under extreme physical attack by test and certification house Element Materials Technology, the AlproMAX7 complies with BS EN 12209, the most stringent British and European Standard for mechanically-operated locks, latches and locking plates.

The AlproMAX7 has been tested to the most stringent classification regarding security, Grade 7, which is denoted as ‘very high security with drill resistance’. As well as being tested to withstand a side load of up to 10 kilonewtons, the new locks were subject to a five-minute constant attack with a drill.

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The most likely sources of attack are would-be intruders armed with hand-held tools and cordless drills. The drill-resistant and completely sealed case on the AlproMAX7 means that, even if the door were attacked with a drill, it prevents access to the internal mechanism of the lock. With an upgraded cylinder and an external escutcheon, intruders would also be unable to attack from the most commonly used angle.

Evaluation of the new lock at the testing facility also included salt spray testing, function during temperature changes and durability testing.

Products tested to British and European Standards provide greater durability, longer warranty periods, peace of mind and evidence of professional specification.

Alpro is offering a seven-year manufacturer’s guarantee with this product.

The AlproMAX7 offers fabricators and engineers 30 mm and 40 mm backset options and has been designed to retrofit existing hook locks without any modification to the lock, door or frame.

Peter Keen, sales director at Alpro, explained: “Alpro has invested significantly in R&D to realise the AlproMAX7. We’re excited to be able to offer our customers and end users an increased level of door security and the peace of mind that goes with it.”

Keen added: “While the AlproMAX7 fills a void in high-security, mission-critical applications, its price and features are also finding favour in other applications. Furthermore, we believe we’re the only manufacturer to have an independently tested Europrofile cylinder mechanical deadlock that complies with BS EN 12209 Grade 7.”

The AlproMAX7 is specifically designed for aluminium and steel doors for the commercial market.

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ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions produces Design Manual for risk and security professionals

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has provided professionals working on a host of healthcare and education projects with a Design Manual to manage security and door hardware maintenance. 

The Design Manual is a document that provides facilities managers and security professionals with an inventory of hardware on doors throughout buildings.

Offering a door-by-door breakdown of products ensures that specifiers, contractors and facilities managers alike are all easily able to gain access to product information to ensure that all hardware is uniform and meets the latest legislation and standards.

Loughborough University, the University of Edinburgh and BMI Healthcare are just some of the organisations currently benefiting from the ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions Design Manual.

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Loughborough University is benefiting from the use of an ASSA ABLOY Design Manual

One of the biggest benefits of an ASSA ABLOY Design Manual is the enhanced performance guarantee that’s awarded to every project for purchasing the complete ASSA ABLOY solution. This provides the end user customer with complete peace of mind on the reliability and longevity of ASSA ABLOY products.

Paul Johnson, commercial manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “We work extensively with end user management teams to develop Design Manuals that ensure security systems, access control and door hardware are consistent across whole organisations, whether it be university campuses, hospitals or commercial buildings.”

Johnson continued: “Having a Design Manual ensures that end users receive the quality solutions they require, rather than cost-saving products that may sometimes be installed during design and build projects, but may not be of a high enough standard for continual application.”

Phil Sheppard from Loughborough University commented: “ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions reviewed the buildings around our campus to gain an understanding of our existing security systems. This enabled them to tailor security solutions that would provide better whole life costing for the university through providing quality products that reduce our maintenance, repair and replacement expenditures.”

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