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UNION by ASSA Abloy announces grade 5 for BS 8607 for push button locksets

Craig Birch, Product Category Manager at UNION, outlines what the new grade 5 for BS 8607 includes, why it has been introduced and the benefits that it can help deliver. At present, mechanically operated push button locksets are not typically security products, but rather access control ones. For example, think about the last time you went to your local doctor’s surgery. No doubt there will have been a lock on the door behind the receptionist, protecting the sensitive information they hol...

UNION launches CodeGUARD 5 access control solution meeting BS 8607 grade 5 standards

UNION has launched CodeGUARD 5, the first access control device available to meet the new BS 8607 grade 5 standards. High-security push button locks The recently introduced grade 5 standards provide the most stringent level of security and access control for mechanical push button locks to date. Providing an extremely strong level of attack resistance, grade 5 was introduced because of the need for a high-security push button lock, and UNION is the first manufacturer to answer this need. Grad...

UNION secures University of Essex’s new student accommodation with keyPRIMETM

UNION’s keyPRIMETM reversible key cylinder platform has been installed at the University of Essex’s new student accommodation, providing assured key control for the university and security for undergraduates. The new accommodation, named The Copse, consists of 643 new single ensuite rooms and studios across two accommodation blocks: The Oaks and The Poplars.  UNION worked with main contractor Bouygues to identify the best platform to help meet the university’s needs for t...

UNION gets shortlisted for ‘Security Hardware Manufacturer of the Year’ award at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, has been shortlisted as ‘Security Hardware Manufacturer of the Year’ in the prestigious Security and Fire Excellence Awards. Held in partnership with IFSEC and FIREX International, the Security and Fire Excellence awards honour the best products, manufacturers and projects in the fire and security sector. The Willenhall-based lock and security solutions provider received the nomination due to the strength and popularity of its extensive...

Union launches ExiSAFE range of PANIC Exit Devices to provide complete door hardware solution

ExiSAFE is a high-quality, durable range of Panic Exit Devices (PEDs) designed, tested and made in the United Kingdom for installation in public and commercial buildings. The range comprises of panic and emergency bolt and latch products for single and double doors, along with Outside Access Devices (OADs) for use where doors are required to be opened from the opposite side to the PED. In order to deliver a high-quality PED solutions that can be trusted to provide a fast, safe exit even after m...

UNION to showcase easy-to-fit locks, cylinder systems and door closers at Screwfix Live 2018

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door opening solutions, will be showcasing its certified, durable and easy-to-fit locks, cylinder systems and door closers at Screwfix Live 2018. Taking place at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre in Hampshire between 28 and 30 September 2018, installers visiting stand J14 will be able to discuss UNION’s market-leading products and their excellent offering for trade partners. Visitors can...

UNION, division of ASSA ABLOY, granted second patent for the keyPRIME system until 2036

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a premier provider of door opening solutions, has been granted a second patent for its keyPRIME reversible key cylinder system, giving a patented lifetime to 2036. Providing secure key control, the second patent ensures UNION keyPRIME offers one of the longest patent protected products in the market. Keys and cylinders can only be ordered, cut or assembled by authorised partners. Delivering similar benefits and greater...

UNION to showcase latest door hardware solutions at Lockex 2018

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, global supplier of door opening solutions, will be showcasing its latest door hardware and security solutions at Lockex 2018.  Lockex 2018 Taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 8 – 10 June, locksmiths will be able to visit UNION on stand F11 to discuss the brand’s leading product portfolio for both timber and metal fire doors. Visitors will also be able to inspect UNION’s range of mortice...

UNION warns of the dangers of incorrect closer specification for non-insulated metal fire doors

While many door closers are stated as being approved for metal fire doors, in a number of cases this only applies to insulated metal fire doors. And with around 8 out of 10 metal fire doors sold in the UK being non-insulated, this means many door closers are not fit for purpose – with potentially disastrous results.  Fire-resistant doors Non-insulated systems provide certified fire resistance for integrity only, protecting against the passage of fire and smoke. However, as the name...

UNION launches HD72 lockcases for door security

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door opening solutions, has announced the launch of its new HD72 modular euro-profile lockcases, delivering unrivalled performance while meeting essential security standards. Designed for areas where high performance, strength and durability are paramount, the new HD72 lockcases cover an extensive range of specifications, including sashlock, deadlock, mortice latch, deadlocking night latch, bathroom lock an...

UNION launches keyPRIME patented master reversible keying system

UNION, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a global provider of door opening solutions, has launched the new keyPRIME patented dimple cylinder platform, with an all-new reversible key design. Through the existing patent protection and with an expected lifetime extension until 2036, UNION keyPRIME currently offers the longest patent protection in the market. The patent offers secure key control with key blanks only available from restricted UNION keyPRIME stockists and dealers. UNION keyPRIME is a hig...

UNION showcases door hardware portfolio at MLA Expo 2017

UNION, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will be showcasing its latest door hardware products at this year’s Master Locksmith Association (MLA) Expo. Taking place at Telford’s International Centre from the 6 – 8 October 2017, the MLA Expo is Europe’s largest exhibition trade show for the locksmith industry. UNION’s latest solutions, which will be exhibited on stand H2.22, will demonstrate how the company’s products...