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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Without CPD, you’re going backwards

If you’re not sure what the letters CPD mean, it’s time you got up to speed. For those of us who know we should be keeping on top of our professional development but aren’t quite prioritising the job, the message is simple: in a fast-moving world, standing still is akin to going backwards. When you […]

Access 2 to sponsor IAI AGM and awards in Feb

  The IAI AGM and Awards is all about celebrating the outstanding individuals we have in the industry and using their experiences to inspire the next generation of ironmongers. Taking place in the Park Royal Hotel, Warrington from 22nd to 24th Feb, the event is a must-visit for all the industry. The 2019 IAI AGM […]

Tigris® Premier 3 chosen for another of the world’s most prestigious projects

When the Dubai World Trade Centre proposed the development of an entirely new centre for business, it was bound to be a substantial project with high standards throughout. The architects appointed, Hopkins, were tasked with designing over 1 million square metres of indoor and outdoor, space which included retail premises, offices, apartments and luxury hotels. […]

Security. No fuss. No faff.

                          Simple, secure, affordable Door security has to be effective, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t need a master key system – just a Kitemarked TS-007 standard keyed-to-differ cylinder. If you choose wisely, you’re onto a winner, but there are […]

Old 5-pin technology isn’t a joke

In 1988, Sony introduced the first PlayStation. Thirty years on, if you were to give your kids one of the original models for Christmas, they would think you were having a laugh at their expense. They want the latest PS4 iteration, the PS4 Pro or the version with the virtual reality headset. And although we […]

After Christmas, Santa always takes a break.

In the blink of an eye, another year has flown by. It’s December, which means half our team are already wearing their Christmas jumpers while the other half is muttering “bah, humbug”. We don’t know whether you love or loathe the annual festivities – but we do need to let you know what’s happening at […]

Access 2 team to attend GAI Education awards

Every year the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) recognise the outstanding educational achievements of the door hardware industry’s rising stars at their annual Education Awards. The GAI education syllabus is the only recognised programme in the world that leads to a qualification in architectural ironmongery to British and European standards. The Access2 team will be […]