YALE GETS A HANDLE ON SECURITY Yale Door & Window Solutions has launched a new range of door furniture, for fabricators and installers to offer homeowners complete front door security solutions, together with striking aesthetics. The new high performance suite from the world’s favourite lock company offers a range of Platinum series letterplates, together with a new door handle range available in both Platinum and Superior series collections. All have been designed and manufactured to the very highest standards, offering customers a range of products meeting both performance and price point criteria. The Platinum series employs the use of marine grade stainless steel on external components, which has been tested to 1000 hours NSS and delivers optimal corrosion resistance performance, in excess of EN1670: Grade 5. Offering a furniture range, which is perfectly suited and delivers huge levels of corrosion resistance ensuring stunning looks for many years. A Platinum series Maximum Security handle is also available, tested to meet TS007 criteria and Secured By Design alongside being compliant to PAS 24 standards. It offers built in cylinder guards to protect against cylinder manipulation and 30 degree inclusive chamfered edges secure the handle from mole grip attack. Says Jon Walker, Yale Door & Window Solutions: “Cylinder manipulation and letterbox fishing have undoubtedly become top concerns amongst homeowners, and we have been working behind the scenes to ensure we created superior quality solutions, carrying independent quality and performance accreditations. “We are also very aware of the current difficult climate, and have designed the range so that fabricators and installers can easily offer the furniture as a retrofit product. And with the Platinum range being Yale branded, already known as a consumer home security specialist, fabricators and installers can offer peace of mind, alongside style and outstanding performance.” The Platinum series letter plate is available with 20/40 and 40/80 adjustable sleeves to cover all door thicknesses. It is fire rated and provided with an external weather seal and is durable spring loaded flat tested to 120,000 operations The Superior series handles, are available with powder coated and anodized finishes. As with the Platinum series each handle set is supplied with spring cassettes, spindles and screws for use on both PVCu and composite doors. Jon added: “The launch of the new Platinum and Superior range is timely. Our aim was to coincide with the turn to autumn and winter months, when the number of burglaries traditionally increases. The new product range offers our customers options that not only carry a strong brand synonymous with home security, but also relevance to the security needs of their customers, at a time when it is most it is the forefront of their minds.” The new handles are available in in-line and offset versions ensuring both front and back door functionality on all Yale, Milenco and Lockmaster products. Offer handles sets fitted with snib feature for latch retention. The complete Platinum suite is backed by a 10 year mechanical and surface finish guarantee.