Type of works: Siegenia-Aubi launches the TRIDENT three-in-one safety, security and egress hardware system.
The TRIDENT three-in-one safety, security and egress hardware system from SIEGENIA-AUBI is the latest in the manufacturers portfolio to receive Secured By Design status.
Launched last year, TRIDENT eliminates the need to compromise between safety, security and egress. Its unique hook and cam combination uses security technology previously only used in door locks to deliver new and innovative single-mechanism casement window hardware.
TRIDENT joins the SIEGENIA-AUBI shootbolt espagnolette; PVC and aluminium tilt-and-turn hardware systems to become the fourth product in the SIEGENIA-AUBI portfolio to boast Secured By Design accreditation. The AS4900 and AS4904 multi-point locks from KFV, which are now part of the SIEGENIA-AUBI product range following the acquisition of the lock manufacturer last year, are currently awaiting certification.
There are 350 firms in the UK with Secured by Design registered products, and the scheme managers estimate that the number of accredited products stretches into the thousands.
According to SIEGENIA-AUBI General Manager, Léann Hearne, Secured By Design is becoming increasingly important from a manufacturers perspective: The public is now undoubtedly more aware of Secured By Design as a concept than in recent years, and its becoming an instantly recognisable seal of approval".
Although the number of domestic burglaries is dropping year on year, the British Crime Survey reports that in 2005/06, around two in every hundred households were burgled; a total of more than 730,000 break-ins".
The majority of burglars still use force to gain entry, so our industry must respond with stronger, higher security products. Any reassurances that we as manufacturers can give end users about the security performance of our products have to be good news.