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lockSECUREX LAUNCH THE WORLDS FIRST TRUE EX RATED SECURITY MAGNETIC LOCK

NOVEMBER 2017

SecurEx Technology, the UK’s leading specialist provider of security products and solutions for hazardous areas is pleased to announce the launch of the worlds first true Ex certified security Magnetic Locking system.

SecurEx design and manufacture the unique SX product range of locking and security products, which have been specifically designed for use in hazardous (Ex) environments.

THE WRAPS COME OFF...

The 5th November (launch date) is a notorious date in the UK calendar associated as it is with the Gunpowder Plot, fireworks and things that go off with a bang, but our new locking system is designed to ensure things do not ‘go bang’ in a hazardous environment.

Whilst Magbar’s and magnetic locks are quite common in safe areas, until now no real comparable solutions existed suitable for use in hazardous environments. With the launch of our new, unique market leading innovative product, all this changes. Our magnetic locking product has been designed with added security features designed in to ensure it stays ahead of the game for even longer.

UNIQUE FEATURES
Developed by SecurEx and manufactured under license by our sister company The Wath Group the unique SX Magnetic Door Lock has been specifically designed to be a true ‘Ex Certified’ Security Locking product.

Elegantly designed with both ‘form and function’ in mind, the lock is manufactured from a single solid block of 316L stainless steel and is supplied factory fitted with a 5-metre multicore user cable.

Engineered to withstand loads of up to 500kg F, the unit may be fitted to left or right handed doors with cabling exiting to either the right or the left hand side as required to suit the installation.

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lockLAUNCH DATE ANNOUNCED FOR THE WORLDS FIRST TRUE EX RATED SECURITY MAGNETIC LOCK

OCTOBER 2017

SecurEx Technology, the UK’s leading specialist provider of security products and solutions for hazardous areas is pleased to announce that it will shortly be launching the worlds first true Ex certified security Magnetic Locking system.

SecurEx design and manufacture the unique SX product range of locking and security products, which have been specifically designed for use in hazardous (Ex) environments.

THE WRAPS COME OFF ON 5TH NOVEMBER 2017.

The 5th November is a notorious date in the UK calendar associated as it is with the Gunpowder Plot, fireworks and things that go off with a bang. Whilst the new locking system is designed to ensure things do not ‘go bang’ in a hazardous environment, the 5th November is sure to be a memorable date for a unique product launch.

Whilst Magbar’s and magnetic locks are quite common in safe areas, until now no real comparable solutions existed suitable for use in hazardous environments. With the launch of our unique market leading and innovative product, all this changes – and the product has also been designed with added security features to ensure it stays ahead of the game for even longer.

Register your interest now on our site for what we are sure will be an explosive launch.

 


 

lockSECUREX APPOINT NEW ENGINERING MANAGER:

SEPTEMBER 2017

SecurEx Technology, the UK’s leading specialist provider of security products and solutions for hazardous areas is pleased to announce the appointment of William Bedford as Engineering Manager and principle Technical Authority for the business. SecurEx design and manufacture the unique SX product range of locking and security products, which have been specifically designed for use in hazardous (Ex) environments.

WILLIAM BEDFORD:

Professionally trained as an engineer, William has worked in design and engineering environments for around a decade in various businesses gaining experience in a wide range of disciplines.

A postgraduate in Electronic Engineering, his proven areas of expertise include in turnkey product and solution design, source and supply, CAD/CAM, finite element analysis and problem solving.

Specializing in recent years in engineering specialist products for hazardous area environments and holding further qualifications in this area, William brings an extra dimension of engineering skills and innovation to the SecurEx team.

 


 

lockTHE OPEN & SHUT CASE FOR ENHANCING SECURITY IN HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS

AUGUST 2017

Around the world continued un-rest, terrorism, piracy and cyber attacks are prompting governments, business owners and systems managers to focus on how to best protect crucial infrastructure, assets and personnel from attack.

Threats experienced today range from simple criminal attacks, focused on extortion or the theft of goods or assets, to the extremes of destructive terrorist attacks on-shore, piracy off-shore, civil unrest and even politically motivated cyber attacks by rogue nations.

We recently heard of the major cyber attacks that brought parts of the NHS and other organizations to a standstill and we regularly hear stories of modern-day piracy, hi-jacking of vessels off the West Coast of Africa and acts of terrorist insurgency in other parts of the world. In every case the consequences of these events are dramatic, harrowing for the individuals affected and their families and very expensive and disruptive too for the organizations involved.

Many times companies face a stark choice, either to pay a ransom or to ‘sit it out’ and hope: Hope that the criminals, pirates or insurgents will eventually release their hostages and/or their hold on assets. And hope that the damage to infrastructure and lost profits will not prove too great. It is surely only a matter of time before ‘unwanted attention’ such as described above is applied to highvalue, high-visibility critical infrastructure targets and it is against this background that SecurEx Technology operates in safety critical and highly hazardous environments where acts of this kind can have very major impacts on personnel, infrastructure and the environment.

When confronted with the requirement to install a security solution in a hazardous area many in the security industry simply do not know where to start. They do not know the statutory and regulatory requirements, understand what can actually be installed in these areas; how it must be installed or even have access to the technology and products to create the perfect solution.

SecurEx do, and guide clients every step of the way. We assist clients from site survey and system specification to product (or solution supply), installation and commissioning using both our own engineers and trained partners. SecurEx offer a comprehensive range of high quality products supplied either as individual components or as matched building blocks of a complete bespoke customised solution that can cover both safe and hazardous areas.

Time to Act

Prevention is always going to be cheaper and less damaging than the cure; so being pro-active with your safety and security measures now is the obvious way forward given the risks. It is reassuring to know that specialist security and safety technologies are now available from companies like SecurEx Technology that can help harden infrastructure and help mitigate the risks associated with these attacks, but what are the options?

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lockSECUREX APPOINT NEW SALES MANAGER

AUGUST 2017

SecurEx Technology, the UK’s leading specialist provider of security products and solutions for hazardous areas is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Connolly as Sales Manager for the business. SecurEx design and manufacture the unique SX product range of locking and security products, which have been specifically designed for use in hazardous (Ex) environments.

BRIAN CONNOLLY:

Brian Connolly is an experienced sales leader who works closely with clients to provide them with specialist products and bespoke solutions to enhance both their safety and security.

Brian’s consultative and knowledgeable approach to ‘Ex’ (ATEX) applications across multiple sectors will ensure our clients have complete confidence in knowing that they will be provided the right “fit and forget” solution.

Brian has worked with both large ‘blue chip companies’ (such as GSK and ADMA) and with smaller specialist businesses. With over 20-years experience in securing key contracts, Brian has helped deliver significant sales growth and enhanced client satisfaction levels to each the companies he has worked with and we are delighted to welcome him on-board.

His experience in both distribution and manufacturing environments has also enabled him to provide ‘supply chain consultancy’ where clients can benefit from his experience.

Working for SecurEx Technology Brian will provide our customers with a full spectrum of solutions in the ‘Ex world’ where safety and security is key

 


 

lockMAJOR LNG PLANT GATE MONITORING PROJECT:

JANUARY 2017

SecurEx Technology, the UK’s leading specialist provider of security products and solutions for hazardous areas is pleased to announce the completion of a project for a major LNG installation in Northern France. SecurEx design and manufacture the unique SX product range of locking and security products, which have been specifically designed for use in hazardous (Ex) environments.

KEY AND GATE STATUS MONITORING SOLUTION:

When a major LNG scheme needed to solve a hazardous area security problem that others could not, they turned to SecurEx Technology to provide the solution.

They needed to be able to both monitor the ‘closed and locked’ status of various critical access gates fitted with conventional locks and also monitor ‘emergency keys’ kept locally to each gate ready for use in an emergency. Unable to find any solution elsewhere, SecurEx quickly provided the solution.

BREAK GLASS FOR KEY SYSTEM

Providing security-monitored access to ‘Emergency Gate Keys’, SecurEx supplied the SX EX MONITORED BREAK GLASS FOR KEY SYSTEM (Part No: SX-MA- P10200A). This product has been specifically designed for use in hazardous (Ex) environments and saliferous atmospheres such as those at the LNG site.

The system comprises of a small 316L IP66 stainless steel enclosure with a modified standard ABS ‘Break Glass for Key’ module mounted on the front door of the cabinet. Internal to the cabinet, a certified SX EX Limit Switch (type SX-MA-P10100A with SX-MA-P10120A adaptor kit) is factory fitted in such a way as to enable the switch to detect the opening of the cabinet door OR the break glass being used and the key withdrawn. The system provides changeover alarm contact.

Simple end user installation is assured (achieved by 4 mounting points) with electrical connection being made via a factory fitted 3-metre cable.

GATE STATUS MONITORING

To provide reliable ‘gate status monitoring’ SecurEx supplied its multipurpose SX EX LIMITSWITCH with custom lock monitoring Adaptor Head kit. These devices were fitted to each critical access gate.

The SX EX Limit SWITCH comprises an ATEX & IECEx certified Ex 95 AZ class mechanically actuated, spring loaded changeover switch mechanism housed in a sturdy 316L stainless steel ‘clamshell style’ body.

The switch body is designed to allow the switch unit to be used in multiple monitoring applications. As such numerous mounting options are provided on the casing to accommodate both left or right handed flush or face fitting). Simple user connection is achieved via a factory fitted 3-metre cable.

A range of factory fitted switch head adaptor kits tailor the SX Ex Limit Switch for specific applications. This includes the special Adaptor Head Kit for Lock Monitoring applications that is adjustable for up 120mm spans (P/N SX-MA-P10112A) that was used in this application.

 


 

lockSecurEx TECHNOLOGY ADDED TO 247 NATIONAL’S LIST OF SUPPORTED BRANDS

APRIL 2016

247 National Security Servicing both service and install high security locks within all industries and for all purposes - including top brands like Surelock, Mico, Abloy & Sargent & Greenleaf.

SecurEx are please to announce that 247 National are adding the new SecurEx SX range, including the new SX Abryll, to their list of supported products.

Brett Gibson, Contracts Manager 247 National commented “the unique technology offered by SecurEx and their new SX range addresses a previous gap in the market. We are sure their products will prove popular with our client base as they come to learn that there are now excellent solutions available to solve their security needs in hazardous areas.”

 


 

lockLINCOLN SECURITY & SecurEx TEAM UP TO OFFER CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS

MARCH 2016

Lincoln Security, one of the UK’s leading specialist security businesses, have teamed up with SecurEx and established a trading relationship in order to offer SecurEx unique Ex Certified products to its industrial client base.

Both Lincoln Security & SecurEx are highly innovative in the sphere of security solution deployment and it is planned that the companies will co-operated further on projects by looking to combine their respective expertise and generate further innovation.

Commenting on the relationship, Stephen Farrar, Director of Lincoln Security said: “We look forward to working together to make Lincoln Security SecurEx’s contractor of choice. I think I can guarantee a close cooperation that will benefit both our companies and I am sure that further innovation will be the result.”

 


 

MICO PARTNERS WITH SecurEx AS TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

JANUARY 2016

SecurEx Technology is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Surelock McGill & MICO Tindall Engineering in the development of new range of cutting edge electro-mechanically actuated locking solutions for use in hazardous areas.

The agreement will see SecurEx Technology create and supply a unique comprehensive range of new Ex certified door locking solutions that have been tested to LPCB SR 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on selected single and double doorsets.

The first joint product to be released is the SecurEx Technology SX Abryll High Security Single Point Locking system. Designed to meet the needs for physical security in Zone 1 and 2 areas it can be retro-fitted on existing doors or installed on new door sets. The locks can be fitted with high security ‘mastered’ key cylinder mechanical over-rides from the world’s leading ranges (such as Abloy & Kaba) to suit specific user requirements.

lockThe new SX Abryll sets the standard for high security in hazardous areas, with its certification and approval ratings making it suitable for installation and use on a comprehensive range of applications. Further Single and Multi-point locking options will follow release of the SX Abryll.

The MICO Abryll range is extensively proven in use in high security applications in Utilities, Energy and Government sectors around the world, and is one of the highest security rated locking systems of its kind available in the UK today.

“We are delighted to se the fruits of this partnership come to market,” said Doug Woodbridge, Director at SecurEx Technology. “The new partnership combines our strength and expertise in Ex certified engineering with Surelock & MICO’s superb existing product range and means that we can now offer customers unique options when it comes to specifying high security products for use in Zone 1 Hazardous Areas.”

SecurEx Technology offers a wide range of locking technologies to suit all user needs.  The company manufacturers in the UK to the highest quality standards in a BS EN ISO9001 facility.

All SecurEx Technology locking solutions have been developed with user requirements in mind and can be integrated with SecurEx’s own and most third party ACS, Alarm & building management systems.