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42nd GAI Education Awards

Allegion brand Briton will be co-sponsoring this year’s Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards at iconic London sporting venue The Oval on Thursday 17th November 2022. The 42nd GAI Education Awards will celebrate the outstanding educational achievements of architectural ironmongery professionals and will award a new class of GAI Diploma holders before showcasing the…

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Fire Door Failure: Spotting the Faults

In anticipation of Fire Door Safety Week (31st Oct – 4th Nov) Kirk Smith, Business Development Manager for Allegion UK, explains how neglecting fire doors can compromise fire safety procedures. Purpose built to compartmentalise fire and smoke, fire doors are recognised as a critical element of passive fire protection and exist in practically every building…

design

Summer School: A Fire Safety Curriculum

As educational facilities revel in a summertime of empty hallways and classrooms, Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager at Allegion UK, explains why it’s the perfect time to assess fire door hardware. The great British summertime has arrived, known for its quintessential rainy days, packed out beach fronts and extended educational term breaks. By the time…

Best Practice

Specifying Value from Ironmongery

Allegion UK business development manager, John Fairhurst, looks at costing in ironmongery and how specifiers can add value selecting door hardware. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) describes a project budget as the construction cost plus the cost of certain items required post-completion and during the project’s operational use. Covering various elements, project budgets…

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The Importance of Proper Fire Door Closer Adjustment

11.10.2021, 21:43 The Importance of Proper Fire Door Closer Adjustment Kirk Smith, business development manager at Allegion UK, explains why adjusting fire door closers post-installation is essential for protecting people and premises.   Door closers perform an integral function in securing a building’s operational safety, regardless of whether they are surface mounted or concealed in…

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Closing the Fire Door Safety Gap

13.09.2021, 12:32 Closing the Fire Door Safety Gap Fire safety doesn’t happen by chance but requires vigilance and an organisation-wide commitment to staff training, according to Karen Trigg, Allegion UK (South East) business development manager.   Improving fire safety within buildings is a challenge we are all continuously facing. Irrelevant of sector, it’s of the…

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Sustainable Ironmongery: Why Product Life Cycle Really Matters

16.07.2021, 12:09 Sustainable Ironmongery: Why Product Life Cycle Really Matters Sustainability is set to play an increasingly important role in ironmongery, as in other sectors where it is driving discussion globally.   There has always been a certain ebb and flow towards sustainability. While it’s often recognised as critical, differing points of view and priorities…

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Decrypting UK Sheltered Housing Fire Standards

12.04.2021, 15:38 Decrypting UK Sheltered Housing Fire Standards With new fire safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explains why care home and sheltered housing associations must prioritise fire door maintenance.   The regulations and standards associated with fire safety and sheltered, assisted and social…

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Why Pocket Doors are Featuring in Home Project Extensions

16.03.2021, 13:20 Why Pocket Doors are Featuring in Home Project Extensions David Newton, general manager of Allegion subsidiary, Brio UK, considers the rising use of ‘pocket’ doors by employees and families adjusting to the demands of remote working.   It seems an eternity since the pandemic first struck, sidetracking plans and keeping many of us…

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Beyond Document Q Compliance

27.01.2021, 13:01 Beyond Document Q Compliance Karen Trigg, business development manager South East at Allegion UK, considers Document Q approval requirements for security products used in dwellings.   The importance of products being Document Q approved is now widely understood by architects, developers, installers, and increasingly, homeowners. Following the introduction of these standards in October…

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Reviewing Building Safety in Specialised Housing

13.01.2021, 12:52 Reviewing Building Safety in Specialised Housing Karen Trigg looks at the safety and environmental measures operators of sheltered, extra care or supported housing in the UK are required to adhere to. Whether it’s adhering to fire safety or infection control guidelines – a topic that is never far from our thoughts at the…

Healthcare

Making Time for Life Safety Systems

25.11.2020, 13:06 Making Time for Life Safety Systems Karen Trigg, Allegion UK Business Development Manager, explains why properties vacated during lockdown present ideal opportunities for performing statutory fire and safety inspections. Regular building maintenance has and always will be a fundamental part of a facilities manager role. Work can sometimes feel continuous, ensuring everything from…

Environment

Extinguishing Fire Safety Myths

23.09.2020, 17:22 Extinguishing Fire Safety Myths On the third day of Fire Door Safety Week 2020, Karen Trigg, Allegion UK business development manager, addresses some of the myths that continue to surrounding fire safety.   Fire Safety has and always will be a well-documented subject, with various experts and regulatory bodies sharing key insights that…

Automation & AI

Another Barrier of Protection

10.07.2020, 09:22 Another Barrier of Protection Karen Trigg from Allegion UK presents the case for antimicrobial door and window hardware finishes.   The spread of COVID-19 has sent a shockwave of concern across the world. It has acted as a wakeup call for everyone – from government and healthcare officials to the general public and…

News

Allegion Expands Sliding Door Range

23.06.2020, 11:41 Allegion Expands Sliding Door Range Global access solutions provider Allegion has launched the Brio Pocket Slide 80 in the UK. Hidden from view once installed, the universally sized pocket door kit offers a flexible, simple-to-install solution for installers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), while reducing cost and valuable inventory space for architectural ironmongers…

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The Importance of Wireless in Access Control

14.01.2020, 16:46 The Importance of Wireless in Access Control Trevor Ball, Lead for Electronics Sales at Allegion UK, explains why seamless wireless integration is important in today’s access control market.   The world of access control is changing. Ask anyone active in the industry and the likelihood is that they’ll confirm a shift in landscape.…

Energy Management

A Novel Access Control Concept

12.11.2019, 18:11 A Novel Access Control Concept Allegion UK has unveiled the ISONAS Pure IP family of patented reader access controllers which utilise existing security networks to obviate the requirement for traditional door control panels.   The ISONAS platform relies on what the manufacturer refers to as “intelligent decision-making” to connect on open platforms with…

Environment

Bolstering Security With Big Data

07.08.2019, 13:44 Bolstering Security With Big Data Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland for Allegion UK, explains how facilities can improve security by harvesting and harnessing big data.   Ever since the inception of the internet, data has been used to improve processes across the globe. Since the turn of the millennium in…

News

Next-gen Wireless Mortise Lock

26.07.2019, 14:45 Next-gen Wireless Mortise Lock Allegion UK has launched its innovative wireless mortise lock solution in the UK.   The Schlage LE mortise lock with ENGAGE™ technology has been developed specifically to extend effective electronic access control throughout the interior of a building, in addition to exterior doors, providing a single, secure locking device…

Life Safety

Why UK Care Homes Present Fire Risks

27.06.2019, 15:55 Why UK Care Homes Present Fire Risks Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses the importance of addressing fire safety in buildings that house elderly residents.   Fire safety is often a topic that is taken seriously by those involved in both the construction and day-to-day running of resident-occupied care homes.…

Life Safety

Why UK Care Homes Present Fire Risks

27.06.2019, 15:55 Why UK Care Homes Present Fire Risks Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses the importance of addressing fire safety in buildings that house elderly residents.   Fire safety is often a topic that is taken seriously by those involved in both the construction and day-to-day running of resident-occupied care homes.…

News

Improving Security in More Ways Than One

20.05.2019, 01:02 Improving Security in More Ways Than One Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland at Allegion provides insight into the physical security and cybersecurity benefits associated with the Cloud. :    Access control has always been at the forefront of building security. Traditionally, access control systems have come in the form of…

Environment

Preparing for the Unknown

02.05.2019, 16:26 Preparing for the Unknown Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager with Allegion UK, discusses the balance between school safety and security – and how to factor in the unexpected.   Security and safety in schools is high on the agenda for parents, students, teachers, facilities teams, governing bodies and local education authorities. When it…

Blog

When Design Meets School Security

04.03.2019, 17:00 When Design Meets School Security Karen Trigg, business development manager with Allegion UK, considers security challenges presented by the design of school buildings.   When you walk into any building, its aesthetic design will impact you almost immediately. A physical design can rouse inspiration just as equally as it can make you feel…

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