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£20,000 raised for Hope House Children’s Hospices
13th July 2022
West Midlands based home security provider, ERA, has raised over £20,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospices, its nominated charity for 2020 and 2021, which supports seriously ill children and their families. Over the last two years, employees from across every … Continue reading
Stepping up with smart security solutions
13th July 2022
As locksmiths, we understand the need for homeowners to have robust security measures in place to protect what matters most to them. And although it may be common practice to provide your customers with expert advice on a range of … Continue reading
Retrofit: The Key to Retaining Quality
13th July 2022
Sue Corrick of Allegion UK discusses the process of retrofitting, and how to correctly approach door hardware projects to ensure a fire door’s integrity is retained. The act of retrofitting – in the context of the built environment – is … Continue reading
Setting the standard
13th July 2022
Douglas Masterson, Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Technical Manager, explores what a standard is, the impact of Brexit, and some recent and forthcoming standards. Information is correct as of May 2022. A standard is a stakeholder-led solution which responds to … Continue reading
‘The Adaptalock Edge’
13th July 2022
What is Adaptalock? Adaptalock is an Award Winning, Sold Secure tested Universal Multipoint Locking System, with adjustable hook bolts and compression cams, which can be positioned anywhere along the unique patented rails, which allow for the use of the existing … Continue reading
CDVI Group Acquires JIS Strikes Manufacturer
4th July 2022
CDVI Group is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of NADAL BADAL, the Spanish company behind JIS locks. Located near Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain, NADAL BADAL grew to be a global expert in locks, strikes, and bolts. … Continue reading
Horizontal vs vertical: Which is right for your installation?
1st July 2022
Julian Roberts, technical services director at UAP, the specialist in hardware and locking systems for the fenestration sector, discusses the vertical and horizontal models in the UAP Fullex Kinetica+ K4 range and provides tips on selecting the most appropriate model. … Continue reading
Don’t panic. It is never as bad as it seems
1st July 2022
By Victor Southern Although I have been closely associated with the locksmith industry for 42 years, it is probable that 95% of you reading this know more about the craft of locksmithing than I do.  What I do know about … Continue reading
The MLA – Supporting its members and the locksmithing industry
1st July 2022
One of the best reasons to be an MLA member is that, as a member, you are recognised as being part of a trusted and well-established association. This only works however, when consumers – your customers – know who we … Continue reading
Burg-Wächter provides peace of mind at Lismore Castle Estate
1st July 2022
In a world of changing technology, Lismore Castle Estate, based in County Waterford, Ireland, has found that a traditional Grand Master Keyed padlock system from Burg-Wächter and MD Lock and Key, fills their needs and requirements for securing their grounds. … Continue reading
Stay cool and safe at work with Snickers Workwear Summer Topwear
1st July 2022
Comfort and protection for work in the summer weather. From top to toe and inside out, Snickers Workwear clothing will look after your wellbeing and working efficiency on site this summer. For sunny weather, there’s new LiteWork topwear and accessories that … Continue reading
ASSA ABLOY completes the acquisition of Arran Isle Ltd
27th June 2022
ASSA ABLOY has today finalised the acquisition of the entire share capital of Arran Isle Limited, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of door and window hardware in the UK, Ireland and Europe. The acquisition has undergone full regulatory approval … Continue reading
Complex Locking Strategy Unlocks Operational Simplicity for the Manchester College
10th June 2022
The Manchester College is one of the largest further education college in the UK, with nine locations across central Manchester, South Manchester and North & East Manchester. The latest addition to the college is a £25 million teaching facility at … Continue reading
Expect the best from Burg–Wächter’s premium padlock range
10th June 2022
Burg-Wächter’s premium padlock range meets the exacting standards of the Master Locksmith Association-backed Sold Secure accreditation scheme, which is dedicated to reducing the risk of crime by thoroughly assessing security products. In addition, the range is Secured by Design – … Continue reading