News

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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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 […]

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IAI AGM & Awards

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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