2015 has proved to be an eventful year yet again for NEOS Protect Ltd.
Following the growth of the company with an increasing range of End Clients specifying the NEOS Protect-AS Doorset on their projects, the search for larger premises began in earnest and after looking far and wide for a suitable sized factory unit, – ultimately we moved 20 yards “across the street” from Unit J to Unit C3 !!!.
The new factory has doubled the manufacturing workspace to over 5000 sq.ft with the added advantage of a separate integrated powder coated plant and quarantine assembly area to further enhance the service we can provide to our customers.
On the new product front, we took the challenge that the incoming Building Regs Part Q – Security – was going to throw up for Specifiers, Architects etc. This new Approved Document was giving significant onus on Secured by Design Approved products to be used on all new developments and at a similar status to Approved Document B – Fire Safety – which would need Building Control “sign off”. The age old conflict between Safety v Security was now to be truly tested.
At NEOS we recognised this dilemma and during September we launched a product that would meet both requirements. The new NEOS Protect–ER Fully Glazed Doorset offers up to 60/0 fire resistant performance, it is designed for access control incorporating electromagnetic locking and fully tested to STS202 BR2 level of burglary resistance. The perfect solution for internal compartmentalisation of large apartment blocks to restrict access to differing zones and prevent anti-social activity.
Once again NEOS have put themselves at the forefront of the marketplace and driving standards upwards to meet the ever demanding requirements laid down to meet all current or incoming “best practices”. A position we value and intend to retain as we develop more solutions to problems as they arise.
Another area we have been proactive is due to the increased use of automatic door operation which has created its own problems in “real life” situations as the good intention of these units has given rise to serious problems with tailgating entry by undesirables. However in subsequent project reviews, we have been able to identify the problem before it arises and offered the solution from the outset. This has resulted in considerable inconvenience and money being saved by the End Clients.
Finally to say thanks to some of our various Clients this year NEOS Protect have been pro-active in 2015 sponsoring their good causes – sets of footballs to one Client’s local U12 football team, sponsorship of two different Housing Association’s Charity Walks / Runs and the further issue of a full set of football strips to a Housing Group’s local Resident’s Association. We appreciate these opportunities to be able to put something back into the communities we work in and hope is some way help develop the community spirit that our End Clients are trying to inspire.