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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.

AlproMAX7

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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NSI’s fourth Installer Summit proves great success for 200-plus delegates

Upwards of 200 representatives from National Security Inspectorate (NSI)-approved companies gathered to attend the NSI’s fourth national Installer Summit, held on Thursday 30 March at the Vox, the brand new state-of-the art conference centre at Resorts World on the National Exhibition Centre complex in Birmingham.

Over 50 product and business support providers filled the large exhibition hall, offering delegates the opportunity to view the very latest security technology, expand their technical knowledge and take advantage of exclusive Summit deals and offers.

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Speakers at the NSI’s 2017 Installer Summit in Birmingham

Special emphasis was placed on education this year, with ten speakers covering a range of pertinent security and fire sector-related topics over the course of the day.

Subjects in the morning plenary session included the Hatton Garden heist and lessons learned for the security sector, the Government’s perspective on cyber security (including the risks and uncertainties), an insight into Jaguar Land Rover’s award-winning corporate security strategy and the newly-launched Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the security and fire business sectors.

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The NSI’s CEO Richard Jenkins addresses the audience

In the afternoon, delegates were invited to choose from a variety of 30-minute educational sessions. These concentrated on home automation and system integration: the opportunities and risks, tips for protecting businesses against cyber attack, apprenticeships and the benefits for businesses and guidance on forging closer links with police forces.

NSI Gold-approved companies were also given an overview on the changes to the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard fromthe NSI’s expert auditors. In addition, there was a presentation about the benefits of NSI approval for automated gates and barriers, with specific emphasis on helping clients to reduce their risk and understand the business opportunities.

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Graeme Dow speaking at the NSI’s Installer Summit

The seven main sponsors instrumental in delivering this year’s Summit were Avigilon, BT Redcare, CSL, Fermax, RISCO Group UK, IFSEC International and Texecom. As a not-for-profit organisation, the NSI is wholly dependent on its sponsors and other exhibitors who make the event possible.

Richard Jenkins, the NSI’s CEO, stated: “We were delighted to see hundreds of delegates from NSI-approved companies attend this year’s Summit. Delegates clearly value this focused and targeted event which addressed topics specific to their needs in an effective way and in a prestigious professional environment. Like-minded industry experts are ready to share the latest developments in the sector. The feedback we’ve received so far from all participants including speakers, exhibitors and our key sponsors has been overwhelmingly positive, with many seeking to reserve their seats for next year’s event.”

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The exhibition area proved extremely popular with delegates

 

End users who choose to contract NSI-approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest standards by businesses committed to quality.  With a national network of full-time qualified auditors specialising in security and fire audits, the NSI counts the UK’s premier security and fire safety providers among its clients. The NSI provides robust auditing by experts to verify compliance with relevant British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and certification schemes developed by industry bodies and associations.

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NSI Installer Summit in Manchester: Registration now open

Following the success of the National Security Inspectorate’s Installer Summit held in Birmingham earlier this year, the organisation is now providing NSI approved companies with an equally exclusive event set to run in the North West that combines a conference and exhibition focusing specifically on their business needs.

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) Installer Summit in Manchester will be held on 20 November and is designed to provide NSI approved installers with the opportunity to meet leading manufacturers, industry bodies, Associations and business solution providers. Those working in the electronic security and fire safety sectors will be able to see the very best the industry has to offer, with exhibitors and speakers proffering tangible solutions and insights pertinent to them.

Richard Jenkins, CEO of the NSI, commented: “NSI approved companies are at the forefront of our industry delivering quality services to their clients of which they can be justly proud. The NSI Installer Summit in Manchester provides them with an opportunity to meet with leading-edge manufacturers and service providers in order to help build an even stronger proposition for their clients.”

The next NSI Installer Summit takes place in Manchester on 20 November

The next NSI Installer Summit takes place in Manchester on 20 November

Jenkins continued: “NSI approved companies are committed to delivering the highest standards in the industry endorsed by robust certification, with NSI Gold approved companies additionally maintaining an ISO 9001 Quality Management System and striving for continual business improvement. The NSI Installer Summit for these high performing companies helps to keep them informed about developments that can raise standards even further.”

Continuing this theme, Jenkins said: “We were delighted to be able to provide such an opportunity at our Birmingham Installer Summit in March and, by popular demand, we’re even more excited to be repeating this recipe at the NSI Installer Summit in Manchester this November.”

The conference seminars will be packed full of full of tips and advice on how the professional security and fire systems installer can stand out from the crowd within this competitive industry. Each ten-minute seminar slot will provide key information which installers will be able to draw upon for ideas, strategy, industry and business support information, in turn helping to make their business stronger and more effective.

Installers can be ‘hands on’ with the latest kit and seek advice from the leading manufacturers who will be showcased in the Exhibition Zone alongside a range of business solution providers and industry associations.

Hundreds of installers attended the NSI Installer Summit in Birmingham so early sign up is recommended for Manchester as spaces will be limited. NSI installers may register at: http://www.ifsec.co.uk/nsisummit

Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI

End users who choose to contract NSI approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the very highest standards by businesses committed to quality.

With a national network of fully-qualified auditors specialising in fire and security, the NSI is recognised as the UK’s leading certification body for the security and fire safety sectors. The organisation provides robust auditing carried out by experts to verify compliance with relevant British and European Standards, Codes of Practice and certification schemes.

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SSAIB CEO Geoff Tate to retire at the end of 2014

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board has announced on its website that CEO Geoff Tate will retire at the end of 2014.

Geoff has led the SSAIB since 1999, when he took over the CEO’s role from founder David Hinge, and over the past 15 years has built the organisation into a body with a record 1,500-plus registered firms.

Following the merger of AISC, Integrity 2000 and the SSAIB in early 2001, which created an enlarged and unified SSAIB, the certification body has signficantly expanded its remit within the sectors of manned services and electronic security systems, fire protection, environmental management and occupational Health and Safety management systems, as well as telecare monitoring equipment for social alarms.

The SSAIB also gained important approval from the Security Industry Authority as an Approved Contractor Scheme assessment body.

Geoff Tate: CEO at the SSAIB

Geoff Tate: CEO at the SSAIB

Moving to become SSAIB chairman

Fortunately, Geoff will continue his association beyond 2014 by becoming chairman of SSAIB – a move that will provide continuity for the organisation.

He’ll also maintain his existing role as a member of various British and European standards committees.

“It’s now time for me to make way for someone who can lead the SSAIB during the next phase of its development,” explained Tate. “The past 15 years have been significant ones for the SSAIB, as it’s moved into a mainstream role as a certification body that’s become fully accepted by insurers, the police and fire services.”

Tate continued: “Importantly, however, we’ve aimed to expand our role without losing sight of the qualities that set the SSAIB apart from other certification bodies. Our approach is inclusive of small and large providers alike, and we always try to offer guidance and encouragement to certificated firms, as well as companies considering certification, as part of our goal to add value to the certification process.”

Tate went on to say: “The SSAIB is all about raising standards and that’s an aim we intend to continue pursuing. We set out to help our registered firms comply with British and European standards because it’s a myth that standards are designed to be a bureaucratic and costly hurdle for installers and others to try and avoid wherever possible. Standards are the key to unlocking product innovation and serving customers who ultimately fund the industry through their purchasing decisions.”

The SSAIB will be recruiting a successor to Geoff Tate in the coming months, with the aim of allowing the incoming CEO a transitional handover period before taking over at the start of 2015.

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