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03.10.2017

Allegion™ moves readers, credentials to Schlage® portfolio

Allegion™, a leading security products and solutions provider, has moved readers and credentials to its Schlage® portfolio – giving customers a single, unified source for access control solutions

02.10.2017

The Mechanics of Sound Transmission

When sound comes in contact with a barrier, such as a door, some of the energy from the vibrations transfers to the door. The resulting vibrations in the door itself then set the air in motion on the other side of the door—creating more sound vibrations.

28.09.2017

ECO Provides Additional Safety & Security around the Door

In public buildings doors are often not only very large, they are also exposed to particularly high loads. A strong and reliable electromotive door closer is therefore essential in facilities such as hospitals, schools, commercial offices, aged care facilities or kindergartens. 

28.09.2017

Legge offers more choices with three new finishes

Legge’s range of finishes on its market leading door furniture ranges has expanded with the introduction of three new finishes; oil rubbed bronze, satin black chrome, and antique bronze

14.09.2017

Defining your noise problem: The first step to solving it

To define your specific problem, you need a basic understanding of how to quantify both your unwanted noise and the sound level that will be acceptable. The difference between those two values is the degree of sound control you need to achieve with your door opening. That understanding requires a brief overview of the science of sound and its measurement.

22.08.2017

Cost of Noise

Loud noise hurts everyone—and it's especially bad for business. Continued exposure impairs hearing and undermines emotional well-being, exposing employers to potential liabilities. Even at relatively low levels, unwanted noise can be a costly drain on employee morale and productivity. 

17.08.2017

Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt now compatible with Android phones

The Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt is built with Bluetooth® technology, allowing users to quickly pair the lock with their iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, and now Android phones. Android users can now add and remove codes, lock and unlock the door, and check the lock’s status, history and more when within Bluetooth® range of the deadbolt.

03.08.2017

Allegion helps Edgecumbe flood victims

Allegion partnered with Open Doors NZ Ltd by donating door hardware to some of the Edgecumbe flood victims as part of our commitment to our value “Serve Others, Not Yourself”.

24.07.2017

How does your security impact patient, employee, and visitor satisfaction?

It is often said “people do not shop where they do not feel safe”. In many ways, healthcare consumers are no different. Although often directed to a specific facility by physician recommendation or health insurance constraints, many times the healthcare consumer does have a choice

11.07.2017

Designing Hospitals for Quiet Recovery

Today's healthcare facilities are evaluated not only for their ability to provide cutting-edge medical treatment, but also by how peaceful they can make the environment for patient recoveries. This can be a challenge because, by nature, hospitals are busy places filled with constant activity and noise.

01.06.2017

Keeping quiet

This case study discusses the successful installation of Von Duprin’s Quiet Electric Latch (QEL) in a healthcare facility. Louder environments are known to increase heart rates and create stress, so Allegion has reduced the QEL’s noise level to create more peaceful environments. Allegion seeks to provide productivity enhancing solutions to customers who value security and durability.

19.04.2017

Get the most from Schlage hardware

In an age of short life cycles and disposable products – it is good to know Schlage products are built to last. A minimum 10 year warranty on all our products, many with a 25-years to life-time guarantee. But how to you keep them looking at working as well as the day you bought them? Here are some tips on care and maintenance of your Schlage hardware –

10.04.2017

How Brio is teaching old doors, new tricks

When doing a renovation job or a new build, using old or recycled building materials make environmental and economic sense. While re-using or up-cycling can be a cost effective option during a renovation project, the materials that could otherwise find itself in a landfill. In fact, it is reported that a-fifth of total landfill waste in New Zealand is from the construction and demolition sector

10.04.2017

Urbis Design Day 2017

URBIS Design Day is an event run by AGM Publishing (publishers of URBIS Magazine), and was held on March 24 & 25 at various locations within Central Auckland. The unusual aspect of this event is that it is not held in any one venue, rather the various architectural supply showrooms involved host a continuous flow of guests who are transported from location to location over the course of the two days. 

10.04.2017

Does size matter with green building security? FSH say yes!

Security in any commercial building is paramount – regardless of whether it is a green building, high rise or a small development; the protection of people, property and intellect is one of the most important factors in any building’s development.

23.03.2017

Role of door hardware in safer schools

All education facilities are required to provide suitable premises, which are safe havens’ where students can relax and focus on their education in line with the Duty of Care Policy. A successfully designed educational facility combines security with ease of movement.

07.03.2017

IoT impact on building design

When architects design a building, it is about more than just style or aesthetics. It is how those elements add to the user experience—how they are able to move about, function and even enjoy a building. And now, architects have another tool in their arsenal that is allowing them to take the building experience to a whole new level: Internet of Things (IoT). 

14.02.2017

Winning the security turf

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there were two distinct departments: security and IT. The security department installed locks and other hardware, assigned and managed keys, and took responsibility for both the safety of its facilities and the budget that ensured its security. IT operated the enterprise technology, managed its own budget and rarely thought about what was happening in the security department.

02.02.2017

2017 Trends to watch

There are a number of trends that will impact the industry in 2017, but they can all be summed up in one word: convergence. Specifically, the convergence of mechanical and electronic physical security solutions. There’s a common misconception that convergence involves the cannibalization of old technology by the new, but what it really means is the merging of distinct technologies or devices into a unified whole. The old complements the new and, in doing so, results in higher customer satisfaction, lower operating costs and higher margins.