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SECURITY (from previous

SECURITY (from previous page) doors incorrectly – either not latch or shut too quickly. This is particularly prevalent for care homes and student accommodations. Air pressure can make doors harder to open as well. “For care homes, employing door closers that have a free-swing or swing-free feature, which can turn a door into a free swinging operation, can be especially useful in these situations,” says Simon. “The door becomes easier to open for these users who may have lessened upper body strength. “Use of door closers with adjustable closing force and backcheck functionality is advised in student accommodations. The former allows students to overcome air pressure forces, while the latter prevents the door from being ‘thrown’ open and thus protects the door, door hardware and the wall behind the door from damage.” “To prevent against unwanted access, operation difficulties and legality problems, there needs to be a maintenance schedule in place to check over these doors regularly, both before winter begins and during the course of the season” addition, for a certificated fire door, it may be illegal to have more than a 3mm gap between seal and frame, and if it doesn’t latch, then it’s not performing its fire-resistance duties. “To prevent against unwanted access, operation difficulties and legality problems, there needs to be a maintenance schedule in place to check over these doors regularly, both before winter begins and during the course of the season,” advises Simon. “Use of latchbolt monitor switches can also be a smarter way of checking whether doors are latched properly. These products work by sending a signal to a central monitoring station, giving confirmation of when the door is shut and secure.” Heavy duty cast iron door closers are also advised. Their all-weather fluid maintains viscosity and stability to assure maintenance-free performance, while double heat treated oversized pinions withstand wear and tear. Air pressure changes in winter A common misconception is that, in summer, doors slam due to the oil in the closers becoming more viscous. However, it is actually sometimes due to air pressure changes with windows being opened within the building. Whilst this is true when a vacuum is created in residential homes where no door closers are used, it is not correct for buildings where closers are in effect. What actually happens is that when winter arrives, doors and windows are closed up to retain heat, meaning no air gets into the building. This change in air pressure causes closers to shut Maintenance misconceptions Winter inherently brings cold weather, and maintenance teams or cleaners may unwittingly assume that spraying door closers and locks with antifreeze solutions to prevent any sticking or freezing is the correct thing to do. “That’s a common misconception, and one that should be avoided,” reveals Simon. “While moisture in the air can get into locks and joints and subsequently freeze and misalign your door hardware, preventative measures can be taken to prevent this.Using a water repellent spray to stop any moisture from sticking to hardware is the best way to stop water ingress. Using antifreeze solutions is highly hazardous as the chemicals are not tested against door hardware and they will corrode the hardware materials.” Residential burglary rising Extended dark nights mean more opportunities for burglars to be on the prowl, particularly in residential areas. The obvious reason is that lower lighting means less visibility and better chances to attack without getting caught. Older properties are more vulnerable as attackers know these buildings may have older residents and the door components are likely to be of a less secure nature. To stop attackers getting through doors, look at the current locks and faceplates. If they don’t have the BSI Kitemark standard, then it may be worth changing to ones that have. Locks baring this symbol means they have passed the British Standards Institution test and will have completed intrusion attacks. As readers of PSI will know, door viewers, visible alarm systems and lighting are also advisable to ward off any opportunists so should be included in any site survey. 54 www.psimagazine.co.uk

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Requirements: • Previous experience within the access control / security sector • Qualifications in an electronic / electro-mechanical field • High level of commercial awareness • Skilled in presentations and sales techniques • Dynamic and self motivated individual Offering in return: • Competitive salary up to £40,000 • Company benefits To apply for this position, please click the following link: https://www.centogroup.com/jobs/european­salesconsultant Fire Systems Engineer – Reading / M4 Our Ref: C502893 Salary: up to £28,000 We are working on behalf of an independent Fire and Security Solutions Company who are looking to add a Fire Systems Engineer to their team where they will be responsible for the service, repair and routine inspection of fire alarm and fire detection systems in the Reading area. You will be required to ensure that all works and call outs are carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible in accordance to Company policies and procedures. Requirements: • Proven service/installation experience working with a range of Fire Detection, Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting systems (addressable and non-addressable) • Good knowledge of BS5839 regulations • Ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload • Full UK drivers licence Offering in return: • Competitive salary up to £28,000 • Company vehicle • Bonus To apply, please click the following link: https://www.centogroup.com/jobs/fire­systemsengineer­1 Fire and Security Installation Engineer – Glasgow Our Ref: C502873 Salary: up to £28,000 We are recruiting on behalf of a leading national Fire & Security company who are looking for an experienced Fire and Security Engineer to join their team where they will be responsible for the installation of Fire & Security systems in Glasgow. Requirements: • Proven experience working on Fire Alarm, CCTV, Intruder Alarms and Access Control systems • Fire & Security Apprenticeship (or equivalent) • Health & Safety training • Educated to GCSE Level minimum • Full drivers licence • Willing to travel • City & Guilds Part 3 (Electrical Installation 2360) or equivalent qualification (desirable) Offering in return: • Competitive salary up to £28,000 • Pension • Healthcare • Overtime To apply, please click the following link: https://www.centogroup.com/jobs/fire­and­securityinstallation­engineer­3 Fire Service Engineer – London / South East of England Our Ref: C502835 Salary: up to £32,000 We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Fire Service Engineer to join a leading fire systems company, where you will be responsible for the service, maintenance and small works of fire safety equipment, emergency lighting and smoke vent systems in Central London / South East of England, working in accordance with all current British & European Standards, whilst being part of a call out rota. You may also be required to work on extinguishers and dry risers. Requirements: • Proven servicing experience within the fire industry • FIA Level 1 & 5 • 17th Edition Electrical qualification • Understanding of current regulations • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on own initiative with minimal supervision • Full drivers licence Offering in return: • Competitive salary up to £32,000 • Vehicle • Additional company benefits To apply, please click the following link: https://www.centogroup.com/jobs/fire­service­engineer Sprinkler Service Engineer – Cardiff Our Ref: C502868 Salary: up to £30,000 We are working on behalf of an established fire services provider who are looking to add a Sprinkler Service Engineer to their team where they will be responsible for the service and repair of sprinkler systems in Cardiff and surrounding areas, and carry out checks and flow tests on fire pumps. You will also be part of a call out rota for out of hours emergencies. You will be required to ensure that Company policies and procedures are adhered to at all times and that a first class service is carried out to achieve customer satisfaction. Requirements: • Demonstrable track record working with fire sprinkler systems • Strong understanding of fire panels and isolations • Experience of working within a customer facing role • This role will also require some UK wide travel • Ability to work on own initiative Offering in return: • Competitive salary up to £30,000 • Bonus • Company vehicle • Overtime • Additional company benefits To apply for this position, please click the following link: https://www.centogroup.com/jobs/sprinklerservice­engineer

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