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Fire Safety Lessons - Building For A Better Tomorrow

With Grenfell inquiries continuing to uncover a number of fire safety issues, it’s clear that decision makers must learn from critical mistakes in a bid for better fire safety standards. Karen Trigg of Allegion UK highlights the key lessons that must be taken from Grenfell to help ensure a disaster of this magnitude never happens again. On the 14th June 2017, UK witnessed a tragedy. A myriad of critical issues, whether the result of mistakes, oversights or neglect, led to the largest fire...

Door Hardware Selection And The Importance Of Routine Checks

As fire safety continues to make the headlines, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK outlines the importance of hardware selection and reminds decision makers of how routine checks can save lives. Door hardware plays a role in the operational integrity of a building, and more crucially, is a key element of a facility’s fire safety and security. Putting fire safety measures at risk Fire doors, and their accompanying hardware in particular, require special attention from facility managers and insta...

Fire Door Safety: Hidden In Plain Sight

With so many of us having been confined to our homes over the past few months, it’s fair to say that we have started to notice more about our living environments. As we’ve become increasingly familiar with our surroundings, some of us have had the urge to change them. DIY projects have surged, gardens have been given a new lease of life and the rooms around our homes have been decorated (twice in some cases). Doors and fire safety It’s always nice to put up new wallpaper and...

What is the Role of Security Systems in Case of Fire or Other Emergency?

When a fire or other emergency occurs in a building or facility, first responders depend on every available resource to ensure a safe and orderly evacuation and response. One element in any response plan is the facility’s physical security systems, including access control, video surveillance and intrusion detection. How can these systems contribute to an orderly response to a chaotic situation?  We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the role of security systems...

Allegion Highlights Ways To Enhance Building Fire Security And Security Strategies To Keep Students Safe

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. Universities are more aware than ever of their responsibility to keep students safe and secure from all potential fire and security threats. However, after the recent events at Bolton University, where a fire ripped through the Cube building (an accommodation...

Allegion’s Senior Vice President And CFO, Patrick Shannon Honored With 2019 ‘CFO Of The Year’

Allegion Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Patrick Shannon has been named 2019 ‘CFO of the Year’ by the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ). Shannon is among an elite list of 15 total honorees, earning this year’s top title for the public companies category, which had three finalists. The IBJ notes that this honor for top financial executives was launched in 2008, “…to spotlight the crucial role that top financial executives play in helping Indiana...

Allegion Hosts Manufacturing Day Event In Honor Of Inaugural Class Members Of New CNC Apprenticeship Program

Allegion Americas, globally renowned provider of security products and solutions, has hosted more than 30 students at its Manufacturing Day in Princeton, Illinois, on Tuesday, Oct. 29 – part of a nationwide effort to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Allegion’s Manufacturing Days event Supported by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in the U.S., Manufacturing Day is an annual event in October when manufacturers open their doors to help educate people about...

Integrating Fire And Security Systems Presents Benefits And Challenges

How can a building’s fire systems be integrated with access control and other security systems to ensure effective function of both? It can be a challenging and delicate endeavor. Integration of fire and security systems provides multiple benefits and some challenges to be addressed. It is useful to consider fire and security systems as part of the same overall mission to keep a building and its occupants safe, while also being attentive to the differing roles of the systems and how they...

Allegion UK Raises Funds For The Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) And The Fire Fighters Charity

Allegion UK, a 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. Using two treadmills, 35 employees from the Allegion UK team worked as one to take part in their corporate challenge to walk, run, jog or dance 500,000 steps in four days. During the challenge, the team joined forces with the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS), who visited the Alle...

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