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Dave Petraits - If I knew then

Dave Petratis talks to Crains.com in their “If I knew then” series which explores mistakes made by executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders that have shaped their business philosophy.

Read more here.

 

Briton cam action closers provide easy access for less able users

One of the principal objectives of a door closer is to close and keep fire doors closed in the event of a fire or emergency. For less-able users such as the elderly, small children and those with physical disabilities, a self-closing door with a conventional door closer can become make it difficult to escape safely. 

Allegion’s Dave Petratis Named ‘CEO Who Gets It’ by National Safety Council

Allegion Chairman, President and CEO Dave Petratis has been named a “CEO Who Gets It” by the National Safety Council, an honor presented annually to company leaders who go above and beyond to protect employees both on and off the job.

The Schlage S-6000 - Ooh La Lock!

The sleek new Schlage S-6000 digital touch pad door lock is more proof that Schlage doesn’t just keep up with trends, we lead them. 

Schlage SR keying system resistant to drilling, picking and bumping

Property owners rely on door locks as one of their main lines of defence against intruders. However, with so many options available to criminals including drilling, picking and bumping it is certainly worth considering the use of a restricted keying system with built-in safeguards against these unwanted access techniques.

Internet of Things

The question is not if IoT – the Internet of Things – will change the landscape of the multi-family market, but how.

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

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. 

Legge offers more choices with four 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

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.

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. 

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.

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”.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 –

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

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. 

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.

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.

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). 

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.

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.

Allegion upgrades Briton panic exit devices

Allegion presents the all-new design Briton B1413 panic exit device external trim. The upgraded product comes with a host of innovative features, including a more compact designer plate, return-to-door lever handles, and anti-vandal design. 

Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt

The Bluetooth® enabled Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt hast the ability to turn an iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch® into a key, allowing honeowners to easily talk to unlock their door using Siri®. 

New additions to the Allegion marketing team

Allegion welcomes Juan Hunt, who joins Adila Khan and Craig Patterson in the Allegion marketing team.

Trelock Acquisition


Allegion, plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global security products and solutions provider, has completed, through one of its subsidiaries, the previously announced acquisition of Trelock GmbH and related companies

Schlage NDE Series

The Schlage® NDE Series wireless lock with ENGAGE™ technology is designed to be easy to install, connect, manage, and use. Developed specifically for facilities that want to upgrade to electronic credentials for improved security and efficiency, it is ideal for interior office doors, common area doors, and sensitive storage spaces with a cylindrical door prep. 

Industrial chic for all applications

Brio has introduced a new face fix version to their Open Rail Range, this product also combines stainless steel hardware, precision bearings and inlaid tyre to produce a smooth and silent action.

Schlage Product Announcements

As we continue to streamline our product portfolio, we have decided to discontinue distribution of B60 ddeadbolts, 46-100 sliding locksets, selected Dexter Series products and Alma entrance pull handle.

Choosing the right LCN closer

Door control is not just to close the door, but also to provide enhanced security by properly latching a door that can be adjusted to meet disability compliance. The proper door closer will control a door in both the opening and closing cycles to prevent damage and injury caused by abuse, wind or other factors.

 

An architect's perspective

One of our colleagues in the US recently sat down with Marceli Botticelli, an architect with Payette, to get her perspective on the issues architects face when specifying door hardware—and what can be done to ease those frustrations.

 

Paradigm Shift

“The intersection of design, engineering and science will yield some of the most innovative paradigm shifts during the 21st century – particularly for the built environment” - John Klein

Schlage by Downee discontinued

As we continue to focus on our core markets, we have decided to discontinue distribution of the Downee and Schlage by Downee range of pool and gate safety hardware.

 

Please contact customer services if you have any queries.

Kaibosh gets a makeover

Our Allegion Wellington team demonstrated our value ‘Serve Others, Not Yourself’ over the weekend by helping out a local charity with a painting makeover.

In the rush of the festive season, it can become difficult to put time aside for others.  However, Marcel Dauphin, Kevin Hartigan and Alex Lyde did just that – donating their Saturday to help local charity, Kaibosh, paint their new premises.  

SED100 – User Guides updates

The SED100 Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt User Guide has been updated to reflect the change in the lock symbol.

Industrial looks with contemporary style

Brio®, a leading designer and manufacturer of sliding door systems, introduces the new Brio Open Rail range.

Architecturally designed, the Brio Open Rail range is a collection of exposed rail systems, referencing industrial style with modern, minimalist appeal.

Allegion welcomes Brio to the family

Allegion today acquired the assets of Brio, a division of RMD Industries Pty Ltd. Brio is a market-leading designer and manufacturer od sliding and folding door hardware for commercial and residential spaces in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Reflecting designer accents

More than a year in the making, Verta’s story starts with a vision of an exceptional range of stainless steel furniture.  Working closely with a local design team, that vision was realised with a modern interpretation of a classic, functional product.

Starting with a traditional square shape, Verta features subtle design elements to define, elevate and modernise. Echoing classic lines with bevelled edges and radius corners, Verta features a central lineal crease - creating architectural planes that reflect light in every direction.

Constructed from marine-grade 316 stainless steel, each Verta lever transitions from a straight edge to a gently curved back, creating a soft touching point.  The juxtaposition of hard and soft, straight and curved, creates tactile surfaces which surprise and delight.

Allegion-sponsored project challenges students to create door hardware in 151 hours

Students only had 151 hours to create the design and prepare a competition-worthy presentation.​

T-minus 151 hours is an annual design project hosted at RIT. Students form into teams of five (freshman through graduate student) to complete a project assigned by the sponsoring company. As this year's sponsor, Allegion chose to focus on products for the aging population.