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SIA recognises Gabrielle Shea as the 2021 recipient of the Industry Advocate Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) names Gabrielle Shea – Public Policy Manager, government relations and public policy at NEC Corporation of America – as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Industry Advocate Award, which recognises leadership in public policy. Shea will be presented with the award on September 21 at Part 3 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual public policy and government security technology conference. The SIA Industry Advocate Award – formerly the SI...

Allegion launches new Briton customer-centric website

The Briton brand is synonymous with the best in door controls and exit hardware and Allegion announces the launch of the newly designed, end-user-focused Briton website. Following updates to their brand style, the new Briton website boasts a streamlined, modern design and concentrates on providing customers with improved functionality and a wide collection of essential resources. The website brings together the full product portfolio of Briton Door Controls and will be updated frequently to ens...

Security Industry Association announces the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for AcceleRISE event

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 agenda and speaker lineup for AcceleRISE: The Challenge, an essential experience hosted by SIA’s RISE community for young professionals in the security industry. The 2021 AcceleRISE event – taking place virtually August 23-25 – will challenge tomorrow’s security leaders to test their limits, escape their comfort zones and grow their industry expertise. “AcceleRISE is a unique learning experience for up-...

Security Industry Association launches Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education program for security professionals

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the SIA RISE Steering Committee are launching Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) – a new mentorship program for early and mid-career professionals in the security industry. The TIME program is designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion and empowerment of underrepresented identities in the security industry by creating a well-defined pathway for learning and development. Talented security industry “SIA’s new TIME...

SIA appoints Erin Mann and Kelsey Carnell as the new chair and vice chair to lead SIA RISE

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named a new chair and vice chair to lead SIA RISE, a community that fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry. Erin Mann – strategy and marketing manager, multifamily at Allegion Canada Inc. – will serve as chair of the RISE Steering Committee, with Kelsey Carnell – regional sales manager, New England at Axis Communications – serving as vice chair. In these new roles, Mann and Carnell will help RISE de...

LEAF Identity Consortium enables interoperability with encrypted smart cards

Can a smart card be used securely for multiple applications (and among multiple manufacturers )? End users are demanding such interoperability, and they also want openness to switching out components of their access control systems in the future without being “locked in” to one vendor. Those are the goals of the LEAF Identity consortium, a collection of companies that share and support end user-owned encryption keys stored securely in smart cards with MIFARE DESFire EV2 chips and ar...

Allegion US announces Overtur™ integration with Autodesk’s BIM360 platform

Allegion US, a security products and solutions provider, announced the integration between Overtur™, the industry collaboration environment for door hardware and openings, and Autodesk’s BIM360, a platform connecting project teams and data from design through construction. With this powerful new integration app from Allegion, professionals working on projects using Overtur as a collaboration platform can directly export punches collected using Overtur Mobile and the Punch List tool...

What is the role of security systems in case of fire or other emergency?

When a fire or other emergency occurs in a building or facility, first responders depend on every available resource to ensure a safe and orderly evacuation and response. One element in any response plan is the facility’s physical security systems, including access control, video surveillance and intrusion detection. How can these systems contribute to an orderly response to a chaotic situation?  We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the role of security systems...

Which security markets are likely to embrace the cloud?

Cloud applications are an everyday facet of business these days, exemplified by systems such as Office 365, Salesforce.com and Dropbox. The physical security market is also embracing the cloud after overcoming some initial concerns and thanks to improvements in cloud offerings. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: which security markets are likely to embrace the cloud?

Allegion UK announces release of advanced ISONAS Pure IP access control solution in the UK market

Allegion UK, global specialist in fire safety and security products, has launched the ISONAS Pure IP family of access control solutions in the UK. ISONAS believes access control belongs on the network and should have the ability to be managed from anywhere across an unlimited number of facilities, that is why ISONAS created Pure IP Access Control Hardware. Access control hardware Patented reader controllers eliminate the need for cumbersome control panels at every door, removing complex wirin...

What factor is most overlooked when installing security systems?

Tools such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and checklists ensure that every factor is considered when installing a physical security system – or do they? Security system installations are detailed projects, and any overlooked detail is a missed opportunity to make the system better. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the most overlooked factor when installing physical security systems?

Qumulex seeks to simplify the integrator community’s transition to the cloud

Qumulex is a new startup with a mission to provide physical security integrators a transition path to embrace the technology of the cloud and a subscription-based business model. Qumulex’s products seek to provide capabilities to embrace the cloud without an integrator having to turn their back completely on the ‘transactional revenue’ of installing new systems. As the transition happens, Qumulex offers a product line that supports any mix of systems from on-premises to the cl...

Allegion UK adds Brio 286DL locking handle to its range of accessories enhancing dual point lock on folding door hardware

Allegion UK, a pioneer in safety and security, has added the 286DL locking handle to its established range of Brio dual point locks for exterior folding applications. It is ideal for both residential and commercial facilities, joining other Brio accessories for the 286 dual point lock used on Weatherfold 4s and 5c. Designed to ‘suite’ with Brio 288 lever furniture, the 286DL locking handle has been specifically design engineered to secure timber and aluminium folding panels. The sing...

Allegion announces ‘soft close’ feature addition to its Brio Open Rail 80 sliding door system

A new addition to the Brio barn door-style Open Rail 80 sliding door system is an easy-to-fit ’soft close’ accessory, designed to allow for a smoother and softer closure. Hidden from view, Allegion’s door hardware system comes with a left and right soft close. The new ‘soft close’ helps to control the door by gently decelerating the door when it is being closed or opened, quietly gliding it into its final position. This sophisticated accessory also prevents the doo...

What are the challenges and opportunities of integrating security and fire systems?

Fire and security systems are two elements of the same mission: To keep buildings and their occupants safe. However, the two systems often operate independently and may not be integrated. Should there be more integration and what are the pitfalls? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges and opportunities of integrating security and fire systems?

Allegion UK’s Andrew Shaw provides guidance on how to keep students safe at university

University campus buildings and student accommodation facilities are complex infrastructures and, with so many security requirements, it can be difficult to keep on top of them and the challenges they impose. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses how to ensure the security and safety of the students of today and tomorrow. Many UK universities treat safety and security as a feature hard-wired into their systems, as young adults and their parents are citing safety when...

Healthcare safety and security leads to increasing operational efficiency and financial outcomes

The physical environment of a healthcare facility is the foundation of all that occurs in it. Implementing effective safety and security solutions creates an environment that enhances the building for those working and staying in such facilities. With the ever-changing landscape that is the healthcare provision, it’s important to opt for solutions that provide the cornerstones for success and progression, rather than act as sources of limitation. Healthcare facilities present a considerab...

Allegion UK discusses security solutions and prioritising quality to ensure effective classroom safety

A safe school environment is a prerequisite for productive learning. When students feel as though their safety is compromised, this affects their learning performance. To enhance levels of security, it’s important to know which methods of lockdown are suited and which should be avoided. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses the importance of bespoke security solutions and prioritising quality. He says, 'Students need to feel safe in order to learn.' Safe and se...

Allegion highlights benefits of antimicrobial door hardware solutions for healthcare facilities

Cleanliness in healthcare facilities is not only fundamental to the health and safety of patients, it’s also a basic standard set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In fact, maintaining cleanliness in hospitals, GP surgeries, dental surgeries and other care facilities is the linchpin in the system – without it, the highest level of care cannot be provided.  The NHS alone deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours. With constant foot traffic within their facilities, he...

Allegion appoints Philip Hamilton as Business Development Manager for North UK

Specialist security provider Allegion UK has appointed Philip Hamilton as business development manager of its UK business to strengthen Allegion’s new and existing business opportunities in the North. Hamilton joins Allegion UK following 25 years in sales roles, with notable previous experience across a number of electronic security products manufacturers including Gardiner Technology as Area Sales Manager. Here, he managed day-to-day running of the Birmingham branch whilst generating new...

ONVIF to participate in access control panel discussion at TechSec Solutions 2018

ONVIF, a global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control. Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech'. The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the f...

Allegion completes acquisition of commercial door manufacturer QMI

Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a global security products and solutions provider, has completed, through one of its subsidiaries, the previously announced acquisition of QMI. Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, QMI is one of the Middle East’s largest manufacturers of commercial steel and wood doors and frames. This product offering is closely aligned with Allegion’s core business and specification capabilities, and it provides customers with full-door solutions in the Middle East...

Allegion UK hires James Keith as new end user solution strategy manager

James Keith joins Allegion following 13 years in product, brand and category management roles across automative, health and safety and home improvement industries. His previous roles have seen him engage in project-led work, managing full portfolios and implementing key product roadmaps. Keith’s role with Allegion will involve direct engagement and involvement with end users and the challenges they face, bringing complete solution packages to full fruition. He will deliver differentiated...

Andrew Shaw appointed as the new architectural consultant for Allegion UK

Safety and security solutions provider Allegion UK has appointed Andrew Shaw as “architectural consultant” for its UK and Ireland businesses to build and strengthen relationships in specification. Andrew joins Allegion UK following more than 20 years of experience in architectural sales in the construction industry. Beginning his career as an architectural technician, Andrew worked on major projects such as The Albert Dock in Liverpool, before moving on to Marley Building Materials...