Clearview North October 2013 - Issue 143 - Page 56

HARDWARE&SECURITY UNRIVALLED SECURITY With its latest high-security window lock, security hardware specialist ERA claims a new benchmark in strength and durability. Under exhaustive tests, the Fortress multipoint lock (MPL) has not only outperformed all other window locks but also proved to exceed the increased force requirements of door lock security standards. Putting all of its security expertise behind the design of Fortress, ERA, part of Grouphomesafe, made full use of the company’s in-house UKAS test house during the research and development process. In testing the lock to the PAS 024:2012 standard, ERA established that the lock could withstand both the 3kn force requirement for windows and the 4.5kn force requirement for doors. In fact, the Fortress window lock withstood almost double the force requirement for doors. The key to this outstanding performance is the fact that the lock is designed with a number of bear grip locking points that fully engage into the keeps to even out attack loads applied along any significant area of the sash. While the Fortress MPL offers the ultimate in security for the householder, its design also takes into account the practical needs of the fabricator and installer. For ERA visit www.erasecurity.com/takealook. For Grouphomesafe visit www. grouphomesafe.com. SUPPORTING CUSTOMERS WITH CHANGES TO CE MARKING With the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation it has become mandatory to CE mark certain products in relevant applications; AS SA ABLOY Security Solutions offers a range of products that meet the new requirements, and the knowledge to support its customers. Having met the relevant characteristics under the new CE marking system, verified in the newly collated Declaration of Performance (DoP) documentation, customers of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions can be confident that the high performance door solutions are able to meet with current market directives. As well as offering those products requiring the CE mark under the changes to the European Directive, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has also worked hard to highlight those products to which the changes do not apply, countering pervasive confusion in the market. Andy Stolworthy, Product Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, explains more: “ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions places a lot of value on in-depth industry knowledge; it’s crucial for our customers to understand why certain products can’t be CE marked or, in fact, are not required to be CE marked at all, and which applications these exceptions relate to.” Visit www.assaabloy.co.uk/ securitysolutions or telephone +44 (0) 845 873 4838. Hitting the airwaves to promote Baby and Child Window Safety The Royal Association for the Prevention of Accidents has reported that each year over 4,000 children fall out of a window. MAX6MUM SECURITY® Powered by UAP Limited has launched a radio campaign to raise awareness of this and to promote the solution. The solution is presented in the form of the MAX6MUM SECURITY® Baby and Child Window-Safe™ Restrictor. MAX6MUM SECURITY® has rolled out a radio campaign across Smooth Radio which focuses on the restrictor, the aim of which is to create awareness and demand for MAX6MUM SECURITY® products. The radio campaign will initially be rolled out across the North West, East Midlands and West Midlands, reaching 56 OCT 2013 millions of listeners. To complement the airtime campaign, MAX6MUM SECURITY® will also be running a digital campaign on http://www.smoothradio.co.uk/; this will run for five weeks and will expect to get 163,410 impressions. MAX6MUM SECURITY® MD David Jennings said: “The radio campaign will help to launch MAX6MUM SECURITY® to consumers, raise brand awareness and alert people to the fact that a child falling out of a window is a common and serious issue.” For more information on the campaign visit www. getmaximumsecurity.com. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com