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. Grade 4 – previously the highest level – could only meet the required standard with the help of an additional integral locking unit. In contrast, a grade 5 device such as CodeGUARD 5 delivers a ‘one-stop’ security and access control solution, where the latch and lock are integrated and tested together. As a result, CodeGUARD 5 offers users an automatic deadlocking unit, whereas a grade 4 product is reliant on key holders to lock a door. CodeGUARD 5 access control solution Featuring BSI Kitemark certification, CodeGUARD 5 provides access control and security in a single package Featuring BSI Kitemark certification, CodeGUARD 5 provides access control and security in a single package, delivering assured protection for securing people, assets and data, while offering the convenience of access control without the need for wiring. One of CodeGUARD 5’s key features is its 20mm deadlocking latch. This means it will not succumb to the kind of physical attacks that mechanical push button locks typically undergo, such as a crowbar being placed between a frame and lock to force a door open. Mechanical push button lock system Furthermore, the mechanical push button lock system is secured through more than 2,000 code combinations. Unlike its competitors, the unit is also always supplied to customers with a passcode different to the standard factory settings, for optimal security. Providing extremely high corrosion resistance, the new CodeGUARD 5 solution is also ideal for perimeter security applications. The system has undergone a salt spray test for 240 hours to demonstrate its capabilities in highly corrosive environments, with its aesthetics and performance unaffected over time. Fire doors CodeGUARD 5 is offered with universal handing and fixings, so the system is easy to order and specify too Suitable for 30- and 60-minute timber fire doors, and 240-minute metal fire doors, CodeGUARD 5 is offered with universal handing and fixings, so the system is easy to order and specify too. This is all backed by a three-year guarantee, offering the kind of high-quality product assurance that customers have come to expect from UNION. Karen Hubbard, Product Manager at UNION, said: “Whatever the application, CodeGUARD 5 delivers unmatched strength and durability. Building on our reputation and heritage, which dates back to 1840, CodeGUARD 5 is the toughest push button lock available, meeting the latest grade 5 standards for BS 8607.” People and asset protection Karen adds, “The solution brings together security and access control as has never been seen before – protecting people and assets even under determined and prolonged attack. CodeGUARD 5 comes with more than 2,000 code combinations, offering a huge advantage over many competitor products where pre-set factory codes have been a real weakness in the past. This is all complemented with a smart and stylish finish, with CodeGUARD 5 featuring an ergonomically-designed handle that would suit any modern environment." “There is no other mechanical push button lock available that comes close in terms of strength and robustness. As such, CodeGUARD 5 is ready to set a new benchmark for mechanical access control.”
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 and an emergency escape lock. Industry-standard compliance Tested to more than three and a half million cycles – twelve times greater than the industry standard – the range’s assured strength is supported by its superior durability, meeting the BS EN 12209 standard and offered with a 15-year guarantee. The HD72 also features heavy duty springing and a one-degree follower. This allows the HD72 lockcase to support handles weighing up to 930g, giving specifiers the freedom to be more design-led in projects, while helping to banish drooping levers. This is a common issue raised by property owners soon after the installation of lockcases provided by other manufacturers.The HD72 modular euro-profile lockcases are truly a ‘fit-and-forget’ solution Stylish design with splinter guard Its stylish design is enhanced via a two-piece square or radius forend, plus a splinter guard for a professional finish. Cast steel latches and deadbolts are also supplied with a durable chrome plated finish as standard throughout the range, with a further five optional finishes available in stainless steel, chrome and brass. Karen Hubbard, Product Manager for Mortice Locks at UNION, explains: “Our brand is synonymous with quality, reliability and expertise, and the new HD72 modular lockcases range are no exception. Ideal for both first-fit or easily retro-fitted to all doors, helping to save time and money, we are so confident in the HD72’s capabilities that we’re offering the range with a 15-year guarantee.” “Offering a long service life and proven reliability, our HD72 modular euro-profile lockcases are truly a ‘fit-and-forget’ solution,” Karen also stated.
UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, has launched the FastLatch, a new range of push fit tubular latches and privacy bolts. Designed with a stylish and modern appearance for interior doors, FastLatch is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to install due to its revolutionary round forend, reducing installation time and offering a professional finish. Available in a choice of three high quality finishes – polished chrome, polished brass and satin nickel, FastLatch is supplied with both round and square corner strike options, enabling a quick and simple installation or retrofit. Tested for residential use FastLatch has been tested to 800,000 closing cycles, to ensure it lasts for decades of residential use, reducing maintenance and replacement costs. Karen Hubbard, Mortice-Product Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said “FastLatch is a perfect fit for modern living, offering a stylish finish for interior doors. As well as meeting aesthetic needs, the FastLatch is simple to install, saving time for installers. FastLatch represents the quality, reliability and ease of installation that is expected of a UNION product.”
UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions has launched a new Heavy Duty Tubular Latch for residential properties. The new HD Tubular latch has been fully tested to meet EN12209 - category of use grade 2, demonstrating that it is appropriate for medium frequency of use by people with some incentive to exercise care, but where there is some chance of misuse. It is also suitable for use on 30 and 60 minute timber fire doors. In addition, the UNION Heavy Duty Tubular Latch meets durability grade M, exceeding security requirements for internal residential applications. The UNION Heavy Duty Tubular Latch comes with 2.5” and 3.0” variant; both of which have bolt through fixings, allowing more secure fixings for the door furniture. This ensures longevity of door furniture, thus minimising maintenance and replacement costs. The new product features an anti-rattle adjustable strike, which allows on site fine-tuning during installation. The latch is also supplied with a splinter guard, offering a professional finish and protecting the product from frame debris. ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions - Trusted by Professionals Karen Hubbard, Product Manager – Mortice Locks, at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “The new UNION Heavy Duty Tubular Latch has evolved from the market requirements for more durable products that are both CE compliant and cost effective. Designed in the UK, it offers the high quality that trade customers have come to expect from UNION - and is a great example of why we are Trusted by Professionals. “The whole life cost of products is becoming an increasing concern within apartment blocks, student accommodation and residential care homes; as a result, the UNION Heavy Duty Tubular Latch has been designed. The latch has been tested to over a million cycles, proving that it can withstand heavy traffic and reduce long-term costs. “Our heritage and experience combined with innovation and the value of being part of the global ASSA ABLOY group helps us to deliver reliable and durable products. In fact we are so confident in our product quality; we offer a ten year guarantee.” Allowing a more stylish approach to specification, the latch can be used with light unsprung door furniture, which is more aesthetically pleasing and assists in creating comfortable living environments. Supplied as a dual finish, satin stainless steel and polished brass finish faceplates and strikes, the UNION Heavy Duty Tubular latch allows installers to prepare for any kind of installation and allows them to service two applications with half the inventory.