News

Going above and beyond

As far as we’re concerned, Nicola Dodds from our sales team has always been a superstar. She’s a brilliant colleague who really personifies the spirit of customer service. She has a great attitude and approach to her work, so when, recently, we had a few calls from customers wanting to discuss Nicola and her performance, […]

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Audit completed

Within our business, everyone understands the importance of maintaining the highest standards. It’s part of our culture and is embedded in our processes. But people who don’t know our operation often want the reassurance of recognised standards. That’s why we’re happy to be both ISO 9001 registered and to have the ISO Management Systems accreditation. […]

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ARGE supports its members in complying with EU’s REACH regulation

Since Q1/2017 ARGE (The European Federation of Associations of Locks and Builders Hardware Manufacturers) has been lobbying against the proposal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to restrict the use of nickel in keys. Recently, the European Commission and ECHA decided to discontinue the preparation of a guideline which would have extended the presently existing […]

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Easier hardware selection: a roadshow provides the answer

  A new initiative aims to make the process of selecting and specifying architectural hardware simpler. Four leading suppliers are getting together to host roadshows under the name CHeSS. With products that complement each other, rather than compete, architects, specifiers and locksmiths will have the perfect opportunity to investigate various solutions and discover how they […]

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Trust: Don’t mess with it.

Stephen King, the author and horror specialist, once said that the trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. We mention that because a survey we conducted at The Security Event suggests that our sector also relies heavily on trust. It’s a major part of the locksmith’s toolbox, an essential for all architectural […]

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3 new security ranges to improve the way you work

  In an industry where products are constantly evolving, The Security Event, which takes place at the NEC from 9th – 11th April, promises to showcase all the latest innovations in the commercial and residential security market. There will be a full programme, with the industry’s leading expert speakers and the usual, welcome networking opportunities. […]

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Patented or non-patented? It’s the only question

  Let’s assume you’re not a lawyer with detailed knowledge about trademarks, design rights or patents. It’s likely that the differences between the three things aren’t that clear. If you studied the specifics, you might recall the essentials for a while, but if it’s not your focus it’s easy to forget. We’d like to suggest […]

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Access Control Specification Manager Vacancy

                  Based in the North East of England, a market leader in the supply of masterkeyed cylinder locks and supplier of access control security systems. We have built our reputation and brand through delivering high quality innovative products and outstanding exceptional customer service. Our route to market […]

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