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ASSA ABLOY launches ASSA Triton² cylinder platform with patent until 2036

The Door Hardware and Access Control Group, which is a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK and Ireland, has launched its high-security and patented ASSA Triton² cylinder platform.

ASSA Triton² is a high-end master key solution with long-life patent protection until 2036. The solution has been expertly designed and extensively tested in Scandinavia to guarantee the high quality, exceptional durability and excellent performance expected from an ASSA cylinder.

ASSA Triton²’s “unrivalled” master keying capability is suited to environments that require large and complex master key suites, such as hospitals and healthcare estates where key control and durability are paramount.

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The comprehensive range of cylinders in the ASSA Triton² range, along with the master keying capability, guarantees that this new solution meets the requirements of the largest and most complex suites.

Network of Vantage Partners

ASSA Triton² is exclusively available through ASSA ABLOY’s authorised network of ASSA Vantage Partners, providing customers with the assurance they will be served through only the most trusted and capable partners. ASSA Triton² cylinders and keys can only be ordered, assembled or cut by their ASSA Vantage Partner, in turn affording complete security and peace of mind.

ASSA Triton² features an undercut profile resistant to 3D copying and other patented features, ensuring that a given suite will not be compromised. The platform exceeds the requirements laid out in BS EN 1303:2015. It offers Grade 6, the highest level of key-related security.

Furthermore, ASSA Triton² has been fire tested in accordance with BS EN 1634-1:2000. ASSA ABLOY also supplies an environmental product declaration with ASSA Triton², showcasing its green credentials and compliance with sustainability regulations.

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Another key benefit of ASSA Triton² is the ability to upgrade and integrate with ASSA CLIQ Remote (specifically the 5900 range). This combines the strength and durability of a mechanical cylinder and the flexibility of an electronic system with programmable keys, offering flexible control over access rights. That affords end users the flexibility to upgrade part of their suite where the highest level of security and/or controlled access to specific areas is required.

Excellent security

Paul Johnson, director of business development for ASSA cylinders, explained to Risk Xtra: “ASSA ABLOY cylinder platforms are market-leading and world-renowned for their high levels of security, durability and capability.”

Johnson continued: “We’re excited to launch the new ASSA Triton² cylinder platform, which offers excellent security and long-life patent protection until 2036. ASSA Triton²’s excellent master keying capability and comprehensive range means there are no project requirements that ASSA Triton² cannot satisfy.”

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In conclusion, Johnson stated: “We’re looking forward to working with our ASSA Vantage Partners to make ASSA Triton² the only end user choice on large and complex projects, where customers require a premium commercial cylinder platform supported by the highest levels of security and reliability.”

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Kentec set to showcase latest UL-approved Taktis fire panel at Intersec

Life safety control systems manufacturer Kentec is showing its UL-approved, next generation Taktis UL 16-loop analogue addressable fire panel on Stand 4-A24 at Intersec 2019 alongside a suite of extinguishant panels and accessories designed to make end user customers’ lives easier.

The Taktis UL 16L extends the current Taktis UL fire panel to provide up to 144 zone indications. It supports more than 2,000 detection devices and can network up to 128 panels, making it ideal for the largest sites such as Data Centres, schools, hospitals, multi-site retail outlets/supermarkets, critical infrastructure and major commercial and industrial facilities. The panel has been approved by UL to UL-864 10th Edition.

Exhibited for the first time is the Fire-Cryer Plus voice sounder and visual indicator. An accessory to the Sigma XT, Sigma XT+ and Syncro XT+ extinguishing control panels, the solution provides clear and concise messaging to building occupants as an alternative to electronic sounders/bells and strobes. System-specific messages are provided including first stage alarm, second stage alarm, gas release imminent and gas release confirmation as well as hold button activation.

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Also on display will be the Ockular software solution, providing building managers with complete control over fire detection and monitoring. Ockular software enables the creation of a 2D site map of any site or building to monitor fire safety and detection, and automatically switches to an area where a fire device has been activated to allow immediate viewing and investigation of an event.

Visitors will also see how Vizulinx, a sophisticated yet easy-to-use fire alarm management solution, enables building managers and service providers to monitor fire systems remotely while also being able to integrate with other systems (such as Building Management Systems, for example). It passes on the detail of fire system events via e-mail and SMS message format using a standard IP connection. Integration with other systems is achievable via Modbus or BacNET protocols.

Kevin Swann, managing director of Kentec, stated: “Intersec will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase how our systems are helping to protect sites within a wide variety of sectors in the Middle East and globally. With the Taktis UL 16L, our panels have the capability to protect the very largest sites and infrastructures. Our suite of complementary products, including Fire-Cryer, Vizulinx and Ockular demonstrates that the customer is at the centre of everything we do. It’s our job to ensure fire safety is made as efficient, practical and effective as possible for our customers.”

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Kentec’s robust and easy-to-install Sigma A-XT, Sigma XT and Syncro XT+ ranges will be on display at the show, demonstrating the company’s long-established extinguishing capabilities.

Intersec 2019 takes place on 20-22 January in Dubai and will attract more than 1,000 exhibitors from well over 50 countries, as well as upwards of 25,000 trade visitors.

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Kentec’s next generation Taktis fire panel for larger sites takes centre stage at Security Essen

Kentec is showcasing its life-critical control systems at Security Essen 2018*, with the company’s next generation Taktis 16-loop analogue addressable fire panel taking centre stage on Stand A28 from 25-28 September.

The Taktis 16L extends the current Taktis fire panel to provide up to 144 zone indications. It supports more than 2,000 detection devices and can network anything up to 128 panels, making this solution ideal for larger end user sites such as schools, hospitals, multi-site retail/supermarkets, critical infrastructure and major commercial and industrial facilities.

Also on Stand A28 and launched this year will be Kentec’s Ockular software solution, giving building managers complete control over fire detection and monitoring. It enables the creation of a 2D site map of any location or building to monitor fire safety and detection, and automatically switches to an area where a fire device has been activated to allow immediate viewing and investigation of an event.

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Visitors will also see how Vizulinx, a sophisticated yet easy-to-use fire alarm management solution, enables building managers and service providers to monitor and control fire systems remotely. It passes fire system events via e-mail, SMS, Modbus and BACnet message format using a standard IP connection.

Kevin Swann, managing director of Kentec, commented: “We’re looking forward to demonstrating to visitors how Kentec’s products have been conceived, designed and manufactured with both the end user and installer in mind. Taktis 16L takes us to an exciting new era where the panel can be used to protect the very largest sites and infrastructures, while Vizulinx and Ockular have been developed to ensure that fire detection management is highly efficient, practical and effective.”

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From the extinguishing side, Kentec’s robust and easy-to-install Sigma XT and Syncro XT ranges will be on display.

*Security Essen attracts more than 1,000 exhibitors and 42,000 trade visitors each year

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ASSA Abloy offers fire safety advice on door closers for end users

Fire safety breaches can result in hefty fines and jail sentences. With this in mind, ASSA Abloy UK is offering end users salient advice on door closers in relation to fire safety.

According to Atomik Research, 45% of those responsible for fire safety within their organisations say they wouldn’t know how to spot a suspect fire door.

Door closers play a critical part in fire and smoke protection. ASSA Abloy UK’s DC700G-FM Free-Motion door closer is the first door closer for door widths of up to 1,400 mm that combines a free-swing function with Cam-Motion technology, allowing users to operate fire doors with the same low forces as non-fire doors. This replicates the absence of a door closer, but offers reliable closing in the event of a fire.

Ideal for providing barrier-free access, the DC700G-FM Free-Motion door closer satisfies BS 8300, helping towards meeting the requirements of Approved Document M of the Buildings Regulations and The Equalities Act 2010 for building owners, users and visitors.

The product is also suitable for use in schools, hospitals or residential care homes where the young, elderly or infirm may struggle in dealing with the forces associated with conventional door controls.

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David Hindle, head of door closer sales at ASSA Abloy UK, said: “Shaftesbury Care Group Ltd has recently been hit with a hefty fine and costs totalling £410,000 due to fire safety failings at a care home. This serves as a stark warning to businesses that failing to carry out fire safety responsibilities can have detrimental consequences.”

Hindle added: “It’s essential that those responsible for fire safety within organisations ensure the correct door closers are installed. Door closers on fire and smoke protection doors can be a complex matter, since they must present the user with the lowest possible opening forces, while still retaining a high closing force in line with legislation.”

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