Clearview National April 2019 - Issue 209 - Page 78

HARDWAREEXTRA Handles worth their salt » » IT IS ESTIMATED THAT three million people in the UK live on the coast. Homes in these areas are affected by salt spray corrosion, which can lead to significant property damage, particularly to any exposed metal elements. Low quality door hardware will fail very quickly in these types of areas. Residents will notice hardware becoming discoloured, but corrosion doesn’t just affect the handle’s appearance. Once corrosion sets in, it can damage the internal workings of the handle meaning the only option is to replace it which, depending on the type of door, could be costly. HOPPE’s Atlanta handle range with the Resista® finish has been designed to ensure it can withstand the effects of weathering. The new solid brass based handles are suitable for all residential properties, even those in coastal areas. As part of HOPPE’s commitment to high quality products, Resista® handles have a 10 year surface guarantee. This is in addition to the 10 year mechanical operation guarantee that applies to all HOPPE door and window handles. For more information, please contact Lisa Nightingale, door and window sales manager at HOPPE (UK), using Lisa. or 01902 484494. 160K VIEWS TO BLOWTORCH FB POST “Putting Hardware at your Fingertips” · UPVC Door Hardware · Window Hardware · Patio Hardware · Internal Door Hardware · Security & Safety · Tools & Supplies 78 » A PR 2019 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M » » ULTION’S FEBRUARY Facebook post – where homeowners from across the UK watched the video showing how Ultion can withstand attacks from blowtorches – has achieved over 160,000 views. Burglars using blowtorches as a means to force entry into properties, gained widespread national coverage in February in The Mirror, Sun and Daily Mail. With reported crime on the rise and police numbers dwindling, stories like this are become increasingly common. Ultion’s molybdenum core will withstand a staggering 2,623 degrees Celsius, so even if the handle is destroyed in the heat, Ultion stays firmly locked. It was also posted in response to many concerned homeowner enquiries through social media. It’s caused quite a stir with 235 comments and over 700 shares on Facebook. Nick Dutton, CEO of Brisant Secure commented: “There is no question that Ultion can deter burglars, even those with blowtorches, and this latest video clearly shows that. The crime statistics and the pressure on police resources mean that we have to make our homes more secure and the doors we fit super secure.”