Market research opens the door to discussion

Just under half of all door fabricators claim to have not been influenced by the legislation DOC M, covering access to and use of buildings, according to market research carried out by Adams Rite, one of the UK’s leading security solutions providers. The research highlighted a number of areas that fabricators within the industry need to consider when choosing the right locking hardware for Thermally Broken (TB) and Shop Front (SSF) systems.

The research also indicates that sales of Shop Front systems are on the increase in all sectors including, leisure, health, retail and education.  As a result, the need for careful consideration and understanding of legislation is absolutely essential.

The results of the research show that nearly half of the fabricators surveyed have not been influenced by the legislation DOC M and, following on from this, only 55% of respondents believe the insurance industry’s minimum security requirement in both the UK’s residential and commercial markets defined by ’Secured By Design’ (SBD) will have impact on the projects by fabricators.  As a result of these findings, Adams Rite believes more needs to be done to work towards new legislation standards and educate fabricators on the impact these will have on future systems.

As one of the leaders in its market, Adams Rite has taken on the responsibility of encouraging the industry to recognise the importance of new legislation before it becomes mandatory.  The company believes the industry should take the lead and not wait for the inevitable to happen.  As such, it continues to develop product ranges that meet both current and impending standards.

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