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Leading UK security brands form new High Security & Safety Group

Leading security brands Chubb Locks Custodial Services (CLCS), Intelligent Locking Systems (ILS) and Pickersgill-Kaye (Kaye) have formed as the High Security & Safety group, a new division of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland. As strong, heritage brands in the high security and rail industries, CLCS, ILS and Kaye each offer their own specialisms and sector expertise. By bringing…

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Accreditation for Altecnic SATK22 Heat Interface Unit

An electronic heat interface unit (HIU) from the leading supplier and manufacturer of quality hydronic solutions has received a significant accreditation from a highly regarded testing body. The Altecnic SATK22 has achieved quality system certification by KIWA UK, marking further recognition for the company’s industry-leading range of HIUs. Gary Perry, Altecnic Managing Director, commented: “We’re incredibly proud of the innovation the…

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Ardmac awarded commercial fit out contract of Hilti head office, North Dublin

Ardmac, the leading International construction specialist, has been awarded the contract to commercially fit out the Dublin head office of Hilti, a leading software, products and services company which services the professional construction industry. The 100m² refurbishment of Hilti’s Irish head office, based at Finglas in North Dublin, will be completed by Ardmac in a fully operational environment across three…

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Is Funding Harming Public Safety and Security?

When restricted by budget, safety and security standards can waver. Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses how to overcome financial challenges, and why large budgets shouldn’t legitimise complacency. Addressing budgetary restrictions in public, government-owned buildings has become a challenge. When stories hit the news about failing fire safety standards or poor security, the root of the cause…

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Campaign to tackle plastics and packaging in construction launched

Survey reveals shocking use of plastics and packaging in construction The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched its industry-wide campaign ‘Spotlight on…plastics and packaging’ to raise awareness and showcase best practice in how the construction industry can reduce, reuse and recycle plastics and packaging. The launch of the campaign – which features on the industry’s Best Practice Hub – comes in…

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University of Westminster selects Sitemark for cleaning services procurement

The University of Westminster has chosen Sitemark to support its procurement of cleaning services across its London estate. The multi-milllion pound contract will cover four main campuses, including both academic and residential buildings, which service more than 19,000 students and staff.The procurement exercise follows best practice benchmarking which identified a number of initiatives that will allow the university to continue…

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Vickers endorses the Carbon Trust’s IEEA

With Phase 2 of the Carbon Trust’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) now underway, Manchester’s leading supplier of energy management systems and lighting, Vickers, is strongly encouraging the partnership between developers of energy efficient technologies and companies across industrial and manufacturing sectors in order to test their technologies on-site. First launched in July last year, the competition’s aim is to target…

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Nortech’s booster tags are a seamless solution for vehicle and driver access identification

People and vehicle access control specialist Nortech is now offering long-range vehicle and driver identification tags to grant seamless access to approaching vehicles. Designed to accompany the popular TRANSIT reader range from Nedap, the tags are ideal for use in staff car parks, for priority vehicle control, industrial site access control, fleet and parking management. Key features include simultaneous driver…

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