Clearview National June 2018 - Issue 199 - Page 82

HARDWARE& SECURITY CUTTING-EDGE PAS24 RIG CUTS COSTS AND SAVES TIME Hardware giants Caldwell has topped off a string of recent investments and innovations with the introduction of a £50k PAS24 testing rig. » » SALES DIRECTOR TIM Ferkin explains, “Sending a product for testing, having it fail, making changes, and submitting to the test centre again can quickly become an expensive and time-consuming affair for many fabricators. “The new test rig means we can perform practise PAS24 tests in-house before the product goes to an official test centre, saving time and money.” The new rig comes as just the latest in a series of major developments at fast-moving Caldwell, which have included the introduction of a new range of high-performance window locks, such as the Sinidex Security Lock, which incorporates floating mushroom technology by the firm’s well- regarded subsidiary Cotswold, allowing it to offer robust security performance and excellent tolerance, even with sash drops of up to 6.5mm. The high-specification product - which will eventually form part of a full casement window set from Caldwell, along with hinges and handles - also includes bi-directional locking cams, and as well as being tested to PAS24 standards, comes with a Secured by Design accreditation and a ten-year guarantee. BURGLARS BEWARE – SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED LOCK GAINS STS202 » » ONE OF THE UK’S leading names in security doors and access controls, Stockport-based Bamford Doors has announced its successful attainment of STS202 Burglary Resistance Level 2 with its latest Communal Aluminium Door and Frame, incorporating the all new Securefast AEM12000R standard grade 3 monitored mortice Electro-Magnetic Lock. F Bamford commissioned the Securefast Electro-Magnetic lock for its test door, based on the lock’s impressive minimum holding force of 4.2Kn and certified testing to TS010:2016, which verifies the products grade 3 security standard and 200,000 cycle performance. Carried out at leading test house Exova (Wednesbury), the STS202 test is designed to emulate an attack by an opportunist criminal on the doors locking points using simple tools that could be concealed in a pocket or under a jacket, in addition to physical force. Burglaries at this level tend to occur when time is a factor and the noise level needs to be kept to a minimum. Securefast’s mortice, transom housings and face fixed Electro- magnetic locks have been third- party certified to EN1634-1 fire testing for 30 and 60-minute timber doors, ensuring that Securefast is the first choice in locking solutions for fire-rated doors. Modern, stylish and on-point » » WITH ALTERNATIVE finishes being a growing trend in interior design, CRL has introduced an array of Matte Black hardware, a stylishly sophisticated option for modern environments. Giving specifiers more choice when selecting door hardware, the Matte Black finish from CRL creates a minimal look, blending seamlessly into the overall design of any space. The lean towards alternative finishes is particularly prevalent 82 » JUN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M in bathroom design, with CRL now offering a full range of shower hardware in this latest striking Matte Black finish. The finish is available on many of the brand’s best-selling ranges including Geneva and Pinnacle hinges, door knobs, support bars and U-channels for a co- ordinated look throughout the bathroom. The Matte Black series also includes the popular Deluxe Serenity sliding shower door system for one sliding panel and the new Cambridge and Contempo bypass sliding shower door systems. This is suitable for two sliding panels, giving access from both sides of the shower and offers greater flexibility in design. Sleek and modern, this latest finish to join the CRL line-up is a natural partner to many of the most popular material choices for the bathroom, including glass, stone and wood.