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DHF announces the launch of ‘Technical Tuesday’
12th September 2023
Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that, this month, it has launched a pro-active social media campaign entitled, ‘Technical Tuesday’ across all of its social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. Each Tuesday, its social media posts will comprise … Continue reading
Are you ready for April 2024?
12th September 2023
The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 has been enacted into law and the government have now announced that companies have a period of a year to implement the changes put forth in the legislation, with compliance required by 29th April 2024. This … Continue reading
What to do during the surge in rogue auto locksmiths
29th August 2023
A surge in the number of rogue auto locksmiths operating in the UK has led the country’s largest trade body, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), to issue a warning to homeowners and motorists alike. Losing car keys is an alarming … Continue reading
Hickleys Simply Keys 2023 – A weekend of savings, sales, schooling and smiles
18th August 2023
What a Weekend! We would like to say huge thank you to all those who attended Hickleys Simply Keys 2023 on 22nd & 23rd of August at the GTG Centre in Wolverhampton for making it another extremely successful show. Summer … Continue reading
One lock, three modes of entry, all seven days of access control
18th August 2023
In 2022, the Community Security Trust recorded 1,652 anti-Jewish hate incidents nationwide, one of the highest numbers ever reported. With 78% of these incidents taking place offline, it is increasingly important that the buildings used by Jewish communities are protected against security breaches and … Continue reading
Burg-Wächter’s safe training workshop success at MLA
18th August 2023
  Burg-Wächter, Germany’s security specialist, recently held a safe training workshop at the Master Locksmiths Association’s (MLA) headquarters in Rugby for its customers. Focussing on its range of high-quality safes, the workshop comprised two sections – the first, exploring methods … Continue reading
A1 Seecure Specifying DOM Mechanical Systems for Over a Decade
18th August 2023
A1 Seecure is an independently owned, family-run Master Locksmiths that has covered Bexleyheath and surrounding areas for over 46 years. Managed by brothers Russell and Roland Golby, A1 Seecure provide a personal security service to all their clients from individual … Continue reading
AI Specification Awards launch global search for excellence
18th August 2023
A search for the world’s best architectural ironmongery projects and products has been launched by The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Architects, specifiers, building contractors, clients and their architectural ironmongery advisers and suppliers … Continue reading
35 years and counting
7th August 2023
2023 sees GEZE UK celebrate another milestone in the company’s history – 35 years in business, and in that  time the company has grown and developed hugely. Formed in 1988, GEZE UK  was the second subsidiary to be established by … Continue reading
Coveted Award for Best Technical Innovation
12th July 2023
UAP’s TS008 Soterian Slim Letter plate has been crowned the Best Technical Innovation at the GGP Installer Awards 2023 last Thursday. Run by Glass and Glazing Products (GGP) magazine, the awards recognise the hard work and professionalism of the UK’s … Continue reading
Behind the scenes and state of the art
3rd July 2023
ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UKI has hosted Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street for a behind-the-scenes tour of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. The Portobello site has been operating out of the West Midlands for many years, employing over 600 … Continue reading
GAI launches improved CPD model for 2023
3rd July 2023
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has introduced a new model for the continuing professional development (CPD) of Registered Architectural Ironmongers (RegAIs) and others working in the architectural ironmongery sector. The changes have been designed to ensure the annual CPD … Continue reading
Specialist Online Business Welcomed to the Group
23rd June 2023
UAP, a specialist in locks and hardware for doors and windows, continues to expand with the purchase of an online business. Maher London is the fourth company to join UAP within recent years. Prior to acquiring Security Hardware in 2022, … Continue reading
Whiteout Fails to Thwart Strand Celebration
14th June 2023
Strand Hardware defied the ‘Beast from the East’ when it went ahead with its office reopening event and rededication ceremony. Fortunately, the majority of guests were not deterred by the snowfall, with 70 people attending, including staff, suppliers, customers and … Continue reading