Titon’s Venture and Adventure friction hinges have attained Secured by Design (SBD) certification, adding to the company’s range of ‘Police Preferred Specification’ products.
Both types of hinge have been developed by the experienced window fittings team in Titon’s ‘AREA 24’ hardware development and testing laboratory, with all dimensions and opening geometries calculated and designed to fit the most commonly used window profiles.
Commenting on the products being awarded SBD status, Tyson Anderson, Sales & Marketing Director at Titon, said: “Obtaining Secured by Design approval for our Venture and Adventure friction hinges is an outstanding achievement. This further demonstrates our commitment to producing safe, secure and sustainable hardware, joining our ever-growing portfolio of PAS 24 compliant products. SBD also shows customers that our products have been proven to match their performance claims.”
The Venture range is suitable for domestic and light commercial applications on side or top hung windows, benefitting from adjustable and controlled friction for smooth operation. There are a number of versions available, including top hung, side hung, 13/14mm stack height, 16/17mm stack height and Egress Easy Clean. An additional arm is also available for each type, while the Tenure Hinge Guard can also be added for increased security.
The friction hinge suite is completed with the Adventure range, which has been designed for larger, heavier sashes or commercial applications. These heavy-duty hinges are manufactured from high grade SS304 austenitic stainless steel for added strength and high corrosion resistance. Adventure hinges are available in 16mm stack height, with the option of an additional arm if required. In order for PAS 24 compliance, a Tenure Hinge Guard should also be added.
Other SBD products in Titon’s hardware portfolio include the TS007 Kitemarked Asterion 3-star door cylinder, as well as the Maco and Securistyle security products the company supplies, including shootbolt espagnolettes, friction hinges and window restrictors.
‘Secured by Design’ is the official Police security initiative for the UK. Since its inception in 1989, it has focused on the design and security of homes, commercial premises and car parks. It also acknowledges quality security products and crime prevention projects. The initiative combines the principles of designing out crime with effective security standards.