Campus Fire Safety & Security - Making the Grade
After the recent events at Bolton University, where a student accommodation tower went up in flames, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK looks into how campus management must improve their fire safety and security strategies to keep students safe.
The Rise of Wireless and Importance of Integration
In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change - and it’s no different for access control. Trevor Ball of Allegion UK asks whether we truly understand the importance of seamless system integration in today’s shifting access control market.
Allegion launch new ISONAS Pure IP access control to UK market
BIRMINGHAM (October 2019) – Allegion UK, a leading specialist in fire safety and security products, has launched the ISONAS Pure IP family of access control solutions in the UK.
Allegion UK steps up to the challenge, raising awareness for fire safety
BIRMINGHAM (September 2019) – Allegion UK, a leading specialist in fire safety and security products and solutions, last week took an impressive 500,000 steps towards raising £500 in aid of Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) and The Fire Fighters Charity.
Loosing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance
As the UK strives to improve fire safety and building standards, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK discusses the pressure on specialised housing landlords and how to keep residents safe.
Brio 286DL locking handle added to expanding range of accessories enhancing dual point lock on folding door hardware
BIRMINGHAM (August 2019) Allegion UK, a leader 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.
Bolstering Security With Data-driven Facilities Management
Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland at Allegion UK, explains how facilities can improve security with big data.
Allegion launches new-generation wireless mortise lock in the UK
BIRMINGHAM (July 2019) – Allegion UK, a leading specialist in fire safety and security hardware, has launched a new generation of wireless mortise lock in the UK.
New 'soft close' accessory added to Brio open bar rail 80 sliding door hardware
BIRMINGHAM (July 2019) 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, the door hardware system comes with a left and right soft close.
UK’s Care-Home Buildings Present Fire Risk to Our Ageing Population
Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses the importance of addressing fire safety in buildings that house elderly residents.
New Brio Weatherfold 5c – Folding door hardware system that carries panels up to 80kg.
BIRMINGHAM (May 2019) – Allegion’s Brio brand once again shows why it is a global leader in folding & sliding door hardware with its new Weatherfold 5c: An exterior bottom-rolling system that easily handles panels up to 80Kg weight in any commercial or residential site.
Cloud-based Access Control: Improving Security in More Ways Than One
Access control has always been at the forefront of building security. Traditionally, access control systems have come in the form of conventional lock and key methods, electronic systems or a combination of the two. Today, cloud-based systems are changing the market landscape, providing secondary security benefits to users across the UK.
Improving Internal Security and Preparing for the Unknown
Implementing a stable and effective security strategy in schools is one thing. Maintaining a high standard of safety for all those within the premises is another. So, where do the two meet? And how can you be prepared for situations you might not be expecting? Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager at Allegion UK and school governor, discusses how to balance safety and security in schools, and what to do when the unexpected occurrences occurs.
Allegion to Attend Higher Education Estates Forum
BIRMINGHAM (March 2019) Allegion is a global leader in safety and security, offering innovative security solutions for more than a century. Allegion prides itself on keeping people safe and secure where they live, work and visit, and their pioneering spirit has seen the invention of the ‘panic release bar’ exit device and the first ever electric-controlled lock.
Where Security Meets Design
The aesthetic and architectural design of a school building can affect productivity, learning and even security. Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses ways to overcome security challenges caused by design.
Is Funding Harming Public Safety and Security?
When restricted by budget, safety and security standards can waver. Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses how to overcome financial challenges, and why large budgets shouldn’t legitimise complacency.
Securing and Safeguarding Schools for Long, Cold Nights
With winter finally in full swing, Karen Trigg, business development manager of Allegion UK, discusses how to keep schools safe and secure during the festive period.
Allegion Ventures Becomes Strategic Investor in Voice Security Innovator Pindrop
Age and Size: Hindrance or Opportunity?
The age and size of a building shouldn’t serve as a restriction to upgrading safety protocols and security measures. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant at Allegion UK, discusses how to maximise safety and security based on your building’s age and design.
Allegion: Schlage® Teams Up with Amazon to Enhance Smart Home Living
DUBLIN (Nov. 7, 2018) – The two brands will strategically innovate across services and products to elevate the homeowner’s experience.
To kick off the collaboration, the Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt, Zigbee certified is the newest smart lock partner for the Amazon Key service, giving customers even more choice to provide secure, convenient access for friends, family, and providers.
Allegion Americas Region Celebrates ‘National Manufacturing Month’ Throughout October
Creating an Electro-Mechanical School
Schools are continuing to upgrade security measures for pupil safety. However, on top of all the fundamental challenges schools face, implementing well-rounded and effective security solutions can seem a great difficulty. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses the advantages of electro-mechanical solutions.
Fire Doors: Are Yours Fit for Purpose?
Allegion UK’s business development manager Karen Trigg discusses why fire doors are integral to any successful fire safety strategy.
New data findings legitimise UK’s fire safety concerns in government-owned facilities
LONDON (September 2018) A new research-based report, conducted by safety and security specialists Allegion UK, unveils some of the main safety and security concerns within government-owned buildings.
The Responsibility of Fire Safety in Healthcare
An effective fire safety management and fire emergency plan requires both active and passive fire precautions and a high degree of management. In healthcare facilities, an even higher degree of safety consideration is required since its occupants may need additional assistance to escape in the event of a fire. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant of Allegion UK, discusses ways to optimise fire safety in healthcare, and why a bespoke solution is key.
Allegion Finalizes Acquisition of Australian Residential Door Hardware Leader Gainsborough, National Commercial Locksmith
DUBLIN (July 2, 2018) – Allegion, plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, has completed, through one of its subsidiaries, the previously announced acquisition of GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Systems Business.
Allegion Finalizes Acquisition of Access Control Company ISONAS
DUBLIN (July 2, 2018) – Allegion, plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, has completed, through one of its subsidiaries, the previously announced acquisition of ISONAS.
Innovation Culture Pays Off: Interflex recognized as TOP 100 Company 2018
STUTTGART (June 30, 2018) – Interflex Datensysteme GmbH (Interflex) was recognized on June 29 by Top100 as a TOP 100 company in 2018 – and, thus, one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany.
Allegion to Acquire Access Control Company ISONAS
DUBLIN (June 28, 2018) – Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, has agreed to acquire ISONAS through one of its subsidiaries. The transaction is expected to close early in the third quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.
Allegion’s Leading Brand Schlage® Supports Contactless Student IDs in Apple Wallet
DUBLIN (June 26, 2019) – Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, announced today that Schlage® commercial electronic locks now support contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet – allowing students to open doors in residence halls and other secure spaces with just their iPhone and Apple Watch.
Keeping 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.
Finding the Key to Efficiency in Healthcare
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.
Allegion to Acquire Australian Residential Door Hardware Leader Gainsborough, National Commercial Locksmith
DUBLIN (May 13, 2018) – Allegion, plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, has agreed to acquire GWA Group Limited’s Door and Access Systems Business through one of its subsidiaries. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.
The Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Security
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.
Allegion Finalizes Acquisition of Commercial Door Manufacturer QMI
DUBLIN (Feb. 1, 2018) – Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, has completed, through one of its subsidiaries, the previously announced acquisition of QMI.
Tackling the Invisible in Healthcare Facilities
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are there for when our health is compromised, so cross-contamination needs to be kept at a minimum at all times. Hospitals, in particular, need to maintain strict sterile environments to prevent unnecessary germs being spread to vulnerable persons.
Is your Fire Safety training up to date?
Karen Trigg, South East business development manager of Allegion UK, urges businesses to invest time and money into training for staff involved with fire safety. This is to avoid costly, or even deadly, situations.
Safeguarding Schools with a Secure Emergency Lockdown Protocol
The duty of care that education officials have, in providing a safe environment for everyone on their premises, is arguably more challenging in today’s world than it has ever been. One area that should be identified for regular review is Emergency Lockdown.
Allegion: Schlage® Introduces First-Ever WiFi Enabled Deadbolt to Work with Key by Amazon, Ring Devices
DUBLIN (Jan. 7, 2019) – Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, announced today that one of its leading brands, Schlage, is introducing the first-ever WiFi enabled deadbolt to work with Key by Amazon and Ring devices – the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt.
Allegion Americas Honored with Top Prize for Talent Engagement at Manufacturing Leaders Awards
PRINCETON, ILL. (Dec. 13, 2017) – Allegion Americas, a leading security products and solutions provider, accepted a Manufacturing Leaders Award for “Talent Engagement” at an exclusive ceremony in Boston on Thursday, Nov. 30.
2017 Year in Review
DUBLIN (Dec 7, 2017) – As Allegion wraps up the year, the company’s fourth anniversary (Dec. 2) is celebrated with a review of top initiatives, events and successes from 2017.
Allegion to Acquire Commercial Door Manufacturer QMI
DUBLIN (Nov. 27, 2017) – Allegion, plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, has agreed to acquire Qatar Metal Industries (QMI) through one of its subsidiaries. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, subject to regulatory approvals.
The 101 on Fire Door Safety Responsibilities
Statistics show that the industry need to educate tenants on who to speak to regarding fire door safety, while there is a call for more transparency in the chain of responsibility, says Allegion Commercial Leader Pete Hancox.
Allegion to Attend Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference 2017
DUBLIN (Oct. 31, 2017) – Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE) Chief Financial Officer Patrick Shannon will discuss the company’s long-term strategy at the Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference 2017 on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The conference will be held at The Westin Copley Place in Boston.
Empowerment, Engagement, Innovation: The Reality of Manufacturing Today
DUBLIN (Oct. 30, 2017) – Chris Muhlenkamp, Allegion Senior Vice President of Global Operations & Integrated Supply Chain reflects on the realities of manufacturing - and how it is at a crossroads.
Allegion Reports Third-quarter 2017 Financial Results
DUBLIN (Oct. 26, 2017):
- Third-quarter 2017 net earnings per share (EPS) of $0.94, compared with 2016 EPS of $0.02; Adjusted 2017 EPS of $1.02, up 9.7 percent compared with 2016 adjusted EPS of $0.93
- Third-quarter 2017 revenue of $609.4 million, up 4.9 percent compared to 2016, up 2.7 percent on an organic basis
- Third-quarter 2017 operating margin of 20.7 percent, compared with 2016 operating margin of 20.9 percent; Adjusted operating margin of 22.1 percent, improved 30 basis points compared with 2016 adjusted operating margin of 21.8 percent
- Updating guidance for 2017 full-year revenue and EPS outlook; Full-year 2017 reported revenue growth of 6.5 to 7 percent with organic revenue growth of 5 to 5.5 percent; Full-year 2017 EPS guidance of $3.21 to $3.26 and $3.75 to $3.80 on an adjusted basis
Allegion to Host Investor, Analyst Meeting in New York City
DUBLIN (Oct. 24, 2017) – Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE) Chairman, President and CEO David D. Petratis will discuss the company’s long-term strategy at the Robert W. Baird & Co. 2017 Global Industrial Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.
Allegion Schedules Conference Call, Webcast to Announce 2017 Third-Quarter Results
DUBLIN (Sept. 28, 2017) – Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, will release its 2017 third-quarter financial results on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, before the market opens.
Fire Doors: 10 checks that could save your life
Research shows 53% of people would not know how to spot a dodgy fire door
Prevention is better than cure: The fire door perspective
In a fire emergency, it is a race against time to prevent flames from spreading beyond control – meaning a working fire door could be the difference between life and death, says Allegion UK Commercial Leader Pete Hancox.
Crucial checks to test your door's legality
With Fire Door Safety Week on the horizon, Allegion UK Commercial Leader Pete Hancox provides valuable tips on how to keep your fire doors working as they should – and keep you on the right side of the law.
Building a safer school - the role of door hardware
Knowledge and understanding around school security measures is still far from ideal if we are to protect our schools better and prevent pupils from being in harm’s way, says Simon Osborne of Allegion UK & Ireland.
Doorway accessibility in non-residential multiple occupancy buildings - a beginner's guide to disability allowance
Disabilities are wide ranging and varied. Much unlike the international symbol of access that depicts an individual in the wheelchair, there are many disabilities that cannot be seen and extend far beyond wheelchair use.
Electro-Mechanical evolution makes ongoing facilities management training more important than ever
Allegion UK Commercial Leader Pete Hancox suggests that facilities management training needs to keep pace with rapidly developing building technologies for building and occupant wellbeing.
Is it time to beef up school security?
School leaders and authorities need to consider making building security a top priority, says Simon Osborne, commercial leader of safety and security company Allegion.
Through the eyes of others
Managers of healthcare buildings, hospitals and care homes need to look deeper into how to protect and aid vulnerable and less able-bodied groups around doorways, says Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader of Allegion in UK and Ireland.
Allegion UK offers new hub for building, architectural industry professionals to collaborate
LONDON (January 2017) – Allegion UK, global pioneers of door hardware plan to use their central Birmingham HQ as an industry meeting hub for door, building and architectural professionals.
Allegion raises the bar with new security innovation
LONDON (February 2017) The Briton 571 EL – the first Briton electromechanical exit device that integrates with electronic access control whilst meeting panic exit functionality – is set to revolutionise the way we think about securing our doors and buildings, explains Simon Osborne, commercial leader of Allegion in UK and Ireland.
A clash of perspective
One could imagine that architects and door hardware pioneers would constantly be clashing – the former strives for aesthetic perfection while the latter for functionality, safety and security. However Simon Osborne, commercial leader of Allegion UK, believes that it need not be this way.
The Electromechanical evolution for care home owners
Jeffrey Bennett, Commercial Leader for Allegion in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, discusses why we are seeing a convergence of electronics into mechanical door hardware, and crucially how it will affect a rapidly growing market, the care home.
The Hidden Key to Guest Satisfaction
Interiors, customer services and facilities may well steal the limelight to guest satisfaction in hospitality. However, it is the finer, more ‘hidden’ details that can make or break a guest’s stay. Trevor Ball, area sales manager for Allegion UK in hospitality, explores what RFID technology is doing for the hotel industry.
Allegion's perfect pair from CISA offers seamless room locking solutions
Elegant Italian design, contactless experience and no wiring – these features form the basis for Allegion’s CISA eGO and eSIGNO leading locking solutions, made to create a seamless customer experience in the hospitality industry.
Maximising the Value of your Door Hardware
When looking at door hardware, it may at first appear to be a simple choice that can be broken down into three broad factors: appearance, functionality, and cost, i.e. what type of hardware looks best, does what I need it to do right now and is the cheapest method of fulfilling the requirement.
Fire Safety in School Design
“Dangerous and dilapidated… wasteful… school buildings are failing our children and teachers.” RIBA has issued a damning report on the UK’s school building stock, but what can be done to rectify the situation from a door hardware perspective?
A war on winter
With winter approaching fast, facilities managers and building owners need to think long and hard about what this season brings in terms of security and safety issues for their buildings and occupants, explains Simon Osborne, Commercial Leader UK & Ireland at Allegion UK.
Is Keyless Access the Future?
Can keyless access eventually replace the traditional lock and key completely? And how far can the ‘Internet of Things’ take door hardware, access control and security? Paul Barrows reports.
Smart Specification for complete security
All Allegion products are designed to require as little routine maintenance as possible, but the working life of these products is significantly reduced should standard maintenance procedures not be carried out. This is especially prevalent in buildings where doors are subject to high levels of use.
Smart Specification for complete security
The finer details of door hardware and architectural ironmongery can often be seen as insignificant, but for those involved in the specification of the building it’s quite a different story. Here, Paul Barrows, demand creation leader, from specialist door hardware manufacturer, Allegion, outlines what to consider when specifying architectural ironmongery.
Keeping your building safe this winter
The winter not only brings darker mornings and longer nights, but an unfortunate rise in crime and burglaries. Luckily, there are a number of simple solutions that facilities managers can apply to ensure their buildings remain safe and secure. Paul Barrows, demand creation leader at specialist security manufacturer Allegion, offers his top tips for staying safe this winter.
New Briton Handles acheive highest EN 1906 Grade
LONDON November 2015 – Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, has introduced the Briton 4700 Series to its range of door furniture and accessories, including handles that have achieved EN 1906 Grade 4 and are suitable for high-frequency areas where long-lasting performance is essential.
Improving fire safety with six door hardware steps
With an average of 174 buildings catching fire each day, it’s time for door hardware to be taken seriously and recognised for the important role it plays in fire safety. Simon Osborne, sales leader UK and Ireland at specialist security manufacturer Allegion, offers six steps to improve the effectiveness of fire doors through the installation and on-going maintenance of fire door hardware.
Allegion promotes the importance of fire door hardware
LONDON (September 2015) Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, is providing those responsible for installing and maintaining fire door hardware with a new tool – a downloadable Fire Door Hardware Checklist.
Allegion acquires Sliding, Folding Door Hardware Leader Brio
LONDON (May 2015) Allegion, plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, has recently acquired the assets of Brio, a division of RMD Industries Pty Ltd. Brio is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of sliding and folding door hardware for commercial and residential spaces in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.