ERA, a UK-based home security specialist, has launched Lockdown, an emergency barricade device designed to provide high performance security in the event of a threatening situation.

ERA’s Lockdown product is designed for use in commercial and community settings with high footfall including schools, hospitals, travel hubs, offices, workplaces, hotels, shopping centres, leisure and tourist attractions.

Lockdown is simple and easy to fit, making doors inaccessible to intruders and creating a safe hiding place for civilians in the event of an attack.

Robust and lightweight, Lockdown is available for both single and double doors, whether inward or outward swinging and fitted with or without traditional locks.

ERA’s Group Marketing and Innovation Director, Will Butler, said;


GET HITCHED Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard EPDM roofing membrane has helped ensure a new wedding venue was ready in time for couples waiting to tie the knot this summer at Sandy Cove Hotel on the Devon coast.

Planning delays and adverse weather conditions meant that contractor, Custom Construction Group Ltd, had just six months to complete the 330m2 building, which includes a 200m2 function room a bar, a commercial kitchen and toilet facilities, before the first pre-booked wedding celebration.

The company worked closely with the project’s architect, Stapleton Green, to consider construction materials that would enable the project to be delivered on time while offering excellent performance and build quality, recommending the Firestone EPDM membrane for its ease of installation, service life and suitability for use with an extensive green roof.

John Martinelli from Custom Construction explained: “We have


“Public and businesses are being advised by the government and associated bodies to be extra vigilant and pre-plan how they might react if caught up in a threatening situation. The over-arching advice being to RUN, HIDE, TELL and when hiding, barricade yourself in.

“For example, we are seeing dummy-runs in schools where pupils are being taught what to do in certain scenarios and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has updated safety advice for employees suggesting that they develop dynamic lockdown procedures and use secondary devices for ‘invacuation’ rather than evacuation to barricade people in a room safely and keep the external threat out.

“Here at ERA, community safety is at the heart of our products, so we are very pleased by the overwhelmingly

been using RubberGard EPDM membranes from Firestone for some time and knew the speed and ease of installation they offer would help us save time on the job while providing a robust, long-term solution for the project that works well under a green roof.

Custom Construction used a Firestone vapour control layer on the 700m2 OSB roof substrate followed by PIR board insulation. The Firestone RubberGard EPDM membrane was then fully adhered to the roof and Custom Construction also formed a 30-metre long box gutter along two sides of the roof for a neat finish. A sedum roof was then

positive response received at the Security and Counter Terror Expo at London’s Olympia earlier this year,” she continued.

Tested to PAS24 impact resistance standards, single door Lockdown fits doors from 650mm-1100mm width, weighs 4kg and takes seconds to fit. The double door option fits doors up to 60mm, weighs 1.6kg and again takes seconds to create a secure barricade to outside entry.

installed onto most of the roof area, with a small section of artificial turf as the roof descended to ground level at the sides. The RubberGard EPDM membrane was also used to cover some of the vertical surfaces of the building along with the front façades.

John McMullan from Firestone Building Products added: “Our RubberGard EPDM membrane’s elasticity and flexibility make it a robust choice both during installation and throughout its service life. On an extension to a live hotel like this, flame-free and low noise installation also offer key advantages.”

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