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Securitech Employee Spotlight: September Edition
September’s Securitech “Employee Spotlight” goes to our valued engineer, Joe Yuan.
“As an engineer at Securitech, I improve the designs, templates, and instructions of parts and assemblies that go out the door. I pride myself in being detail-oriented so I can minimize mistakes and take some stress off my coworkers and customers.”
When asked about his favorite Securitech locking system, he said “My favorite Securitech product would have to be the Auto-Bolt™ MAX. This was the first major lock series in which I was heavily involved in the design.” Find out more about the Auto-Bolt™ MAX.
DHI's "Growing Social"
Maranda Thompson, Securitech’s Marketing and Graphic Designer, contributes to DHI’s “Growing Social” column in July’s newsletter. Her contribution covers the importance of bridging the generation gap & growing social. Read it here.
"Real Openings" column of Doors + Hardware by Mark J. Berger
Catch “Real Openings” in monthly issues of the Doors + Hardware magazine!
Excerpts of “Real Openings” can also be found on their facebook group page, DHIorg.
MD Rep. Randy Porter interviews with Cannabis Business Times
Randy Porter, Securitech’s independent sales representative explains to Cannabis Business Times the advantages of the TRIDENT™ in their article “Cultivation Security: 16 Theft-Prevention Tips & Strategies” (Beyond The Basic Deadbolt)
You can also watch his interview on Youtube with Security Grade and Smart Gro here.
Securitech SIA's 2017 New Product Showcase Winner
Securitech’s Auto-Bolt™ MAX wins SIA’s New Product Showcase at 2017 ISC WEST in Las Vegas.
Loss Prevention Media: Securitech's Trident Lock Holds Strong Against Attempted Break-In
"Revisiting a Behavioral Healthcare Ward" by Mark J. Berger
Securitech’s President & Chief Product Officer, Mark J. Berger revisits a behavioral healthcare ward to see how the hardware has held up over time in Door and Hardware Institute’s issue- “Revisiting A Behavioral Healthcare Ward” by Mark J. Berger
Watch Securitech's *New* Trident Break-in Video & Testimonial
Featuring: Broadway Lock and Key’s owner, Luke Pyle
On February 2017 a break-in was attempted on a rear door with a Trident lock installed. We received the security footage from Luke Pyle. Check out the security footage of the attempted break-in.
The Art Of Securing Pricelessness
Advanced Access-Control Systems for Health Facilities
“Hospitals are requesting locking solutions that do not use electromagnetic locks, says Mark Berger, president and chief product officer, Securitech Group Inc., Maspeth, N.Y. “Users don’t want multiple appliances on doors, so the locks and trim must provide request-to-exit signals, door position information and latch position data, in addition to being released by the access-control or security system.” -Health Facilities Management, January 6 ,2016
The Road To Anti-Ligature: A Securitech Story
Did you know that Securitech was the leading solutions provider for ligature-resistant door hardware for behavioral health facilities across the country?
Our ability to create custom locking solutions for your unique applications has lead us to many ground-breaking, technologically advanced products. Four years ago, we were approached by leading industry professionals in behavioral health. The need was for a ligature-resistant lockset that would meet several criteria. Those criteria are:
- Resist or reduce the risk of a patient in your facility from using the door hardware as a ligature point.
- Meet current ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) code compliance.
- Durability, so that your patients could not break the unit and use it as a weapon to harm your other patients and staff.
- Maintain an non-institutional or non-detention look.
In response, Securitech created the A4L Lock. This lever style lock addresses the points above as follows:
1. We made the lever always free-moving in the upwards or downwards directions, regardless of the locked/unlocked status of the lockset. The 45 degree angle of the lever coupled with the tapered rose and lever allow a sheet or towel to slide off when weight is applied.
2. Since it is a lever it meets the ADA compliant code that suggests that a person should not have to pinch, twist or grasp a door hardware device in order to operate the door.
3. The durable stainless steel design prevents a patient from breaking the lever off the door and using it as a weapon. The internal stops are made of stainless steel. This prevents a patient from over-torqueing the lever and damaging the spindle. The lockset is thru-bolted to the door and has been tested to withstand a force of over 900lbs of pressure when pulled away from the door.
4 The sleek design of the lever has elevated this ligature-resistant hardware as being the preferred solution for behavioral health facilities seeking to provide a non-institutional look for their patients. The smooth operation also makes this lockset very quiet with little disturbance to patients.
So, what does all this mean to you?
While we do know that there is not nor will ever be a true 100% solution to preventing a suicide at your facility, this is one step in the right direction. This also may protect your facility from possible litigation if such an event should occur. By showing that your facility is making every effort to maintain best practices should help when faced with the legality of a sentinel event.
This solution is recommended in many industry design guides.
Reflections on 30 years of School Locking Solutions
Locksmith Ledger: Combating Theft With Securitech's Trident Multi-Point Exit Lock
First featured in 2012 on Locksmith Ledger’s website, this article has been updated by Securitech Marketing due to popular demand. Read the original article here. To read the updated article, click here.