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Starting up in lockdown
29th May 2020
It isn’t news to say that lockdown has affected locksmithing just as much as any profession. One forward thinking business owner however, has taken advantage of the extra time; by combining a ‘simple’ idea with a little bit of lateral … Continue reading
Theft at Hadden Hill Golf Course thwarted by The uWatch Cube
29th May 2020
Secured by Design (SBD) member company uWatch have another success to add to their portfolio of crimes prevented, with their uWatch Cube thwarting a theft at a golf club. On Thursday 7 May at 21:06hrs the Hadden Hill Golf Club … Continue reading
Online ironmongery course boosts skills for furloughed workers
29th May 2020
Locksmiths affected by the coronavirus crisis are being encouraged to utilise online training resources to upskill in preparation for the industry’s recovery phase. Nearly two thirds (64%) of companies in the construction industry that are still trading have furloughed staff, according to the latest statistics from the ONS. But learning new skills … Continue reading
New hardware kits take the confusion out of fire door specification
29th May 2020
Fire doors are a life-saving feature, engineered to hold back flames and smoke allowing evacuation and access routes to remain clear for fire and rescue services, and helping to protect people and property. It is imperative that all fire door … Continue reading
Trike donation to young boy living with cerebral palsy
29th May 2020
Three-year-old Jack Hampton from Kings Lynn in Norfolk received a very special surprise recently which will help him to lead a more independent life; a specially adapted trike, which was purchased on his behalf by the Videx Charitable Trust. The … Continue reading
Unlocking restrictions in Ireland
29th May 2020
My name is Morgan O Donovan I’m the current chairman of the Irish Locksmith Organisation for the last two years. I really enjoy reading not only your intros; but also the articles so I wanted to send you our Irish … Continue reading
Good security, built in layers
15th May 2020
Burg-Wächter, one of Europe’s largest security product manufacturers, is delighted to announce it has joined Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative. Burg-Wächter is a recognised brand in 26 countries around the world.  The company operates from … Continue reading
‘Business as usual’ for Door & Hardware Federation amid COVID-19 challenge
15th May 2020
Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) is keen to reiterate to its members and the wider industry that, despite the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s very much ‘business as usual’.  Just two weeks ago, the proactive Tamworth-based trade association … Continue reading
Yale puts its capabilities to the test with a new large scale testing rig
15th May 2020
Bigger and better than ever before, Yale’s all new commercial test rig opens the way for superior capabilities, smarter testing and greater opportunities. Using its new super scale testing rig, Yale is able to ensure customers of the durability, capability … Continue reading
Unwavering security during flexible working
15th May 2020
With the recent increase in flexible working, facilities managers are seeing lower occupancy levels in properties across the country. Colin Campbell, Managing Director of Codelocks, talks about what this means for security – and how access control technology can help … Continue reading
Women In Industry
15th May 2020
What is your full name and current company/position please? Sarah Jane Hitchings, Sales & Marketing Director and Co-Owner at Window Widgets and The Residence Collection. What are your main roles/responsibilities? Managing customer service, sales and marketing teams plus corporate ownership … Continue reading
Chair donation for Newcastle Power Chair Football Club
15th May 2020
Newcastle Power Chair Football Club has received a generous donation to help them continue their achievements in the sport; a power chair, which costs £8,345, has been mainly financed by Videx Charitable Trust. Power Chair football is a unique sport … Continue reading
Locking up advice for the lock down
1st May 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the majority of high street retailers and businesses to shut up shop, with some of those on the government’s exemption list electing to reduce opening hours, or close the retail outlet side of their business … Continue reading
Snickers New Stretch Work Shorts – Comfortable and Lightweight
1st May 2020
Work Shorts for the flexible working environment – designed to deliver superior comfort and freedom of movement. Fabric, Functionality and Fit are hallmarks of Snickers Workwear, it’s the innovation and fabric technology in the design of the new Stretch Shorts … Continue reading