Allegion (UK) Ltd News

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...