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Professionals Optimistic – Says BFT

Last updated: Monday, January 29, 2024

Professional installers have a positive outlook on the market for automation projects in the year ahead, according to the latest customer survey by BFT Automation. The survey of installers found that 81% believed the market for new installations is still growing, with 63% of responders reporting that the automation element of their business was either […]

Surveys Uncover Swing Gate Design Flaws

Last updated: Monday, January 29, 2024

Gate Safe, which campaigns for improved standards in automated gate safety, has revealed research findings that highlight the most commonly found errors responsible for creating an intrinsically unsafe swing gate. Following surveys on 49 gates, Gate Safe focused design errors which, it claims, will play a part in compromising gate safety, potentially leading to serious […]

Beninca Put Themselves on Show

Last updated: Friday, September 29, 2023

Automation specialists Beninca have put themselves on show with their latest open day.I It is the company’s first in four years and gave the company a chance to update on the latest products plus the company services. Focus for the day was ‘Power of Connection’ as visitors were given a tour of the Beninca UK […]

Audit Questions Gate Safety

Last updated: Friday, July 28, 2023

A audit of  swing gates has shown that 75 per cent of those checked did not meet the safety guidance. Part of its Gate Safety by Design campaign, the charity Gate Safe undertook the audit of 86 automated swing gates to assess a critical safety issue directly attributed to poor design. The gates in question […]

EasyGates Puts the Focus on Product and Training at Open Day

Last updated: Wednesday, June 14, 2023

  EasyGates is opening the doors of its West Midlands based Smart and Secure Centre  to showcase the latest technology coupled with training. The open day on June 30 is the first at the centre since it opened some three years ago. As well as being able to see the latest technology, visitors will be […]

DHF Sounds Alert on CSCS Cards

Last updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Midland based trade association, the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), has  sounded the ‘clarion call’ with CSCS cards awarded by ‘Grandfather Rights’ set to expire on December 31 2024. It is predicted that up to 60,000 industry skills cards will terminate at that point and cannot be renewed.  In preparation, the renewal of new CSCS […]

Company Fined After Gate Fall

Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022

An electrical company has been fined €20,000 (with prosecution costs of over €12,000) for failing to carry out the necessary research on the rolling electric gate which fell and fatally injured a 44-year-old security guard in Co. Meath, Ireland in 2016. The guard was crushed to death by the one tonne gate after he tried […]

DHF Restarts Ireland Training

Last updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Following a two-year ‘pause’ as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced its plan to resume its training programme in the Republic of Ireland. This follows a meeting held in Dublin with Ireland-based members, DHF’s head of commercial operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, general manager & secretary, Michael Skelding, and senior […]

Child Safety Top of Locinox List

Last updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Child safety is at the centre of the latest Locinox product – the new Guardima magnetic lock. With the latch at one and a half metres height, the latest innovation from the Belgium manufacturer prevents children up to five years old from opening the gate without supervision. The development of the Guardima comes as demand […]

IN2 Access Extends Its Reseller Network

Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2022

IN2Access has expanded its reseller network for the ExpertSystem safety edge kits from Swiss manufacturer BBC Bircher Smart Access Following on from FAAC (UK) which has been a long-standing reseller of the ExpertSystem self assembly kits plus the pre-manufactured safety edges, Shropshire based IN2 Access now has two further resellers that will offer ExpertSystem “kits” […]