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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
A Sweet Weather Test – One Year, 28 Days On…
1st May 2020
In 2018, Brisant-Secure surprised the industry by announcing that one of their Sweet door handles had managed survive in a salt spray chamber for 8,056 hours. The surprise was because the standard is only 240 hours. Twelve months on, Brisant … Continue reading
Sharpen up your security with Mul-T-Lock’s CLIQ® technology
1st May 2020
Where you’re a large multi-national retailer or a smaller high-street store, security will be near the top of your list of priorities. In fact, the safety of visitors and staff, coupled with the security of goods, can be vital to … Continue reading
IronmongeryDirect Recognised as One of the UK’s Best Workplaces
1st May 2020
IronmongeryDirect has been named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2020, in a report compiled by Great Place to Work®. IronmongeryDirect was listed amongst 162 companies shortlisted for this award – a decision based on positive employee experience and … Continue reading
Reach out to the reader – from a safe distance
1st May 2020
While we may usually spend a lot of time at work wishing we were at home, a lot people have been surprised at how much they are reminiscing about shop floor and staff room chat, a catch up in the … Continue reading
Online courses offer ‘backbone’ of organisation’s main function
17th April 2020
In response to the continuing COVID-19 issue, Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched its digital training facility, enabling its audience to purchase training courses, online.  Following government recommendations, DHF ceased its face-to-face training the week commencing 23rd March and … Continue reading
Security Advice leaflet for closed businesses launched
17th April 2020
To support businesses in managing their security during the coronavirus pandemic, Secured by Design, the Police Digital Security Centre and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office have put together a leaflet containing the Top 10 Security Tips for Closed Business … Continue reading
Making the most of the great outdoors
17th April 2020
Surveilling security options Homeowners’ desire to make the most of their outdoor space combined with the increase in popularity and affordability of simple to install and use “Smart” security solutions means that selling video surveillance, wireless alarm and doorbell systems … Continue reading
Digitally Aware Certification Scheme Available Free to All SBD Members
17th April 2020
The Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) is offering all members of Secured by Design the opportunity to participate in the Digitally Aware Certification scheme for free. The PDSC’s Digitally Aware certification scheme, developed exclusively in collaboration with BSI, aims to … Continue reading
Industry research sheds light on ironmongery budget estimates
17th April 2020
New research shows that some types of buildings can incur up to 19% of their total maintenance budget on architectural ironmongery despite the average spend on this being between one and two percent of the value of a new-build. The research from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has analysed … Continue reading