Smart Living range includes both the Keyfree and Keyless Connected door locks, Smart HD CCTV, and Smart Home Alarm kits ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, will be exhibiting its product breadth at IFSEC that comes from years of expertise in the industry. The groups leading brands, including Yale, will be on stand E1100 in Hall S7 at Excel, London, from 21-23 June. Yale Smart Living range Yale will feature its state-of-the-art Smart Living range for the residential market, which includes both the Keyfree and Keyless Connected door locks, Smart HD CCTV, and Smart Home Alarm kits. The Smart Living range takes the hassle out of home security, allowing homeowners to remotely keep an eye on their property from anywhere at anytime. Dave Herbert, Business Development Director for Yale Smart Living, said: “IFSEC is an excellent platform to showcase Yale’s innovative Smart Living range and the array of solutions from other brands in the group. ASSA ABLOY is a global leader in the security industry and continually encourages innovation in the transforming security market. “Research commissioned by Yale has revealed that smart security is one of the key drivers for consumers investing in the smart home, with 62% of those surveyed wanting remote locking of doors and windows and 67% wanting a smart alarm that you can access via your smartphone. Findings such as these ensure that Yale stay at the forefront of developments in the industry and provide homeowners with solutions that meet their needs.” Speaking on future trends in home automation Head of Integration for Yale, Tabitha Morton, will be guest speaking at the event on day three – 23rd June 2016. Tabitha will be giving her expert insight into future trends in smart buildings and home automation. The discussion will reflect on the rapid growth of ecosystems for smart home and home control, and include an analysis on how the interoperability and connectivity of objects is affecting the security industry as a whole. The talk will take place at 1pm at the smart buildings and home automation theatre, and will include a Q&A session and meet and greet opportunity afterwards.
The objective was for ASSA ABLOY to show how Lean thinking is embedded in its manufacturing operations The Platinum Group were invited to share best practice with ASSA ABLOY at their Portobello site in Willenhall, where the Chief Operating Officer, Lee Philp and David Herbert the Business Development Director discussed Lean Product Development and Seamless Flow in Production. ASSA ABLOY is the largest global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions. Where 1 in every 10 lock and security installations worldwide uses their products. Using the latest technologies and tried-and-tested techniques, ASSA ABLOY are constantly developing innovative solutions which improve their customers' lives through greater security, safety and convenience. The Willenhall site designs, tests and manufactures a large variety of locking solutions including, Padlocks, Cylinders, Multipoint Locks, Mortice Locks and Rimlocks. Lean Innovation and Product Development The objective of the Platinum Group Director Day was for ASSA ABLOY to demonstrate its approach to Lean Innovation and Product Development and to show how Lean thinking is embedded in its manufacturing operations. Focus was also made on visual management, Workplace Organisation and Seamless in production. Lee Philp said “Working with The Platinum Group, part of Black Country Chamber of Commerce, through meetings such as the Director Days, enables you to share best practice and learn from others, and while our organisations are typically working in different sectors, there is always common ground. Areas where we have similar challenges and opportunities, these meetings are the only way this diverse group of individuals would get together and share their ideas and experiences.” ASSA ABLOY were also the winners of the “Innovation” Award at the Chamber Annual Awards 2015, held at Wolverhampton Racecourse. Members of The Platinum Group participate in best practice sharing to enable them to develop their business and grow. Black Country Chamber of Commerce aims to double the size of the Black Country economy by 2023 and The Platinum Group are an excellent example of how this is to be achieved. The Black Country is the Industrial Heart of the UK with many high quality and niche businesses that are working together to develop further to be market leaders.