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RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Soteria Dimension hits the international market

Apollo Fire Detectors, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fire detection and alarm devices, has launched its range of flush mounted, EN54-7 approved fire detectors to the international market.

Fusing strength and style for uplifting spaces

‘Award-winning healthcare solutions provider’, Teal LifeCare, has unveiled a new ‘Solutions for Challenging Environments’ catalogue.

Full mortice hinge delivers easy opening and reduced ligature risk

With ‘pinch points’ an area of concern for mental health facilities – both due to the risk of injury, and increased ligature risk – Intastop has launched the Shrouded Full Mortice Hinge ‘to support increased safety' and reduce ligature risk.

Access control system’s new ‘COVID-19 management features’

The latest version of Remsdaq’s EntroWatch access control software for Entro series door controllers, contactless card readers, and keypads, includes several new features which the company claims ‘help make buildings COVID-19 secure’.

Five-day ‘express delivery’ unveiled by Teal

Award-winning healthcare solutions provider, Teal, has unveiled a new ‘express delivery’ service, available on an extensive range of its best-selling healthcare furniture for ward and residential, mental health, and challenging environments.

‘First-of-its-kind’ intelligent heating product launched

Altecnic, a leading UK supplier of hydronic solutions, has joined up with Guru Systems to launch ‘an industry-first intelligent heating network product’.

Trust’s praise for ‘first’ full-door ligature alarm

One of the NHS Trusts involved in trials of what Safehinge Primera claims is ‘the world’s first full-door ligature alarm’ has praised the device’s effectiveness.

‘Powerful’ integrated attack alarm solutions launched

With, it claims, ‘the majority’ of the UK’s acute hospitals, and many overseas, having already invested in a Static Systems Group (SSG) nurse call system, the company has developed two attack alarm solutions that use the same technology platform.

Anti-ligature handrail ‘balances practicality and safety’

Intastop has launched the 1000AL, an enhanced anti-ligature handrail, as part of its SECURA range of products.

Personal safety device’s ‘industry first’

Reliance Protect, a provider of lone worker solutions, says its latest personal safety device, ID Ultra, builds on ‘the enormous success’ of its previous generations of ID badge devices, and boasts ‘a number of unique features’.

Security bed for ‘challenging environments’

Healthcare solutions provider, Teal LifeCare, has unveiled what is describes as ‘a secure, extremely durable new addition’ to its challenging environment bed collection.

Portable wide-area sanitiser for virus decontamination

A hand-held sanitiser that uses ultra-violet (UV) light to inactivate biomolecules and microorganisms including coronavirus Covid-19 has been developed by Oxfordshire UV technologist and manufacturer, Integration Technology. A high-power portable UVC rapid sanitiser, the compact, lightweight SubZero RS-170 is designed for use on all surfaces in applications posing a high risk of public cross-contamination.

Hygienic wiping system designed to reduce cross-contamination

Kimberly-Clark Professional says its new WypAll Reach Centrefeed System is a fully enclosed, ‘one-wipe clean’, hygienic wiping system that helps prevent transmission of bacteria caused by handling of exposed blue rolls. It ‘provides a safer alternative to traditional loose centrefeed blue rolls, where multiple users can handle a roll up to 70 times before it is finished’. The company said: “The system has been designed to reduce cross-contamination and improve hygiene. The WypAll Reach Centrefeed System provides a professional cleaning solution which saves money and reduces waste, bringing cost saving advantages while simultaneously contributing to the improvement of environmental sustainability targets.”

Find the right ceiling product with ease

An online room selector tool, designed to helps architects and specifiers by clearly identifying which mineral ceiling systems are best for individual rooms and spaces, has been launched by leading manufacturer, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions. Available through the Applications section of the company’s website, the ‘intuitive tool’ gives interactive advice for all the sectors Armstrong operates in – office /commercial, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, and transportation.

Floor marking signs and tapes encourage correct ‘distancing’

A new range of floor signals are designed to help people stay safe and remain two metres apart in public queues and workplaces as organisations move quickly to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Available from Beaverswood, the self-adhesive, high visibility floor signs and hazard tapes are designed to highlight and encourage social distancing in queue lines. The company says they are ideal for use in environments ranging from hospitals and pharmacies to banks, fast food outlets, and petrol stations. Each circular sign is 235 mm in diameter, and ‘highly visible’, with clear warning instruction.

Part of the ‘ongoing keyvolution’

Abloy UK’s ‘newest innovation in digital security’ – the Abloy BEAT – is a keyless solution that combines three main components: a digital key, a mobile application, and a heavy-duty, IP68-rated, ‘weatherproof’ Bluetooth padlock, all managed with the visual Abloy OS user interface. The company says the ‘future-proof solution’ is designed ‘to boost operational efficiency while securing critical infrastructure, commercial institutions, and industry sites’. Abloy UK added: “Businesses and organisations across the UK have a growing need for the convenience and accessibility of highly secure keyless access solutions – either as an addition to existing workflows, or as a standalone solution. This is particularly true in remote areas, or situations where carrying a physical key can increase the risk in security or even danger for the holder.”

Meesons adds ‘hostile vehicle mitigation products’ to portfolio

Meesons, a leading UK specialist in entrance control solutions, has announced an exclusive distributor agreement with Perimeter Protection Group (PPG) to distribute its Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) solutions throughout the UK. PPG claims to ‘lead the world’ in perimeter protection products, with over 65 years’ security experience. Meesons says the agreement gives it ‘exclusivity to a range of high quality HVM solutions that meet internationally recognised approvals’, including PAS68, IWA14-1, ASTM, and UK government approval. The company said: “PPG’s HVM tried and tested products have been installed in a number of high profile locations in the UK and worldwide, where they prevent hostile vehicles reaching their intended targets.”

Tap designed for ease of use by those with less hand strength

New for public and semi-public washrooms, the Conti+ lino SofTouch tap needs only gentle pressure to activate the water flow, which the shower and washrooms solutions specialist says makes it particularly suitable for patients with less hand strength and dexterity.

Door ‘in a permanent state of attack-readiness’

Meesons, a provider of anti-tailgating entrance control solutions, has introduced Rev 190, which it claims is the world’s first revolving door to achieve certification to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175: Issue 8 up to C5 (SR3). The company explains that LPCB certification of the Rev 190 Revolving Door to LPS 1175 ‘provides independent verification that it will deliver the significant levels of resistance to forced entry by hostile actors – be they burglars, terrorists or protestors’. It said: “The LPS 1175 standard reflects a broad range of threat scenarios, including tool attacks by intruders acting without fear of attracting attention to their actions by using tools and entry techniques likely to generate sustained levels of noise. This is a threat not necessarily covered by other security standards, such as EN 1627, as explained in BRE’s Façade security standards Specifiers guide.”

Collaborative innovation makes Austen House a success

Kingsway Group has ‘partnered’ with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust on the design of the internal doorsets for the new Austen House low secure forensic mental health facility in Hampshire ‘to provide a solution designed with recovery and the service-user in mind’.

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