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Norton Closers Exceed 10 Million Cycles in Verified UL Testing
Combining innovation, safety and the highest level of convenience, the Norton 7500/7700, 8000 and 1600 Series door closers have surpassed 10 million cycles in a test witnessed and verified by Underwriters’ Laboratories. These closers exceed ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 cycle standards by six times, providing dependable and reliable operation year after year.
“The testing certification that our Norton door closers have received, exceeding 10 million cycles, reinforces the reputation of the highest level of dependability and reliability in the door hardware industry,” said Leslie Saunders, vice president of product management, ASSA ABLOY. “We continually hold ourselves to a higher standard with Norton, by developing products that we know will go above and beyond market expectations.”
The Norton 7500/7700, 8000 and 1600 Series door closers are used in a variety of applications including healthcare, education, commercial or light commercial. There are custom options for each door closer to support any type of opening in a structure or facility.
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Toshiba Helps Minimize Retail Shrinkage
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. is one of America's oldest charitiesand a $3.2 billion nonprofit. A major source of funding for the organization is its 2,400 Goodwill stores in the United States and Canada. However, like all retail outlets, these stores suffer from shrinkage, especially at the point-of-sale (POS). Goodwill also witnesses theft at its unattended drop-off sites where donors deposit items for re-sale.
Confronted with this predicament, Goodwill's Northwest-North Carolina (NWNC) chapter took the proactive step of migrating from traditional analog CCTV systems in 40 stores to IP video surveillance systems from Toshiba (www.toshibasecurity.com).
The year-long project began when Versa Technologies, Inc., a Winston-Salem, NC-based solutions provider, installed a Toshiba business communication system in the NWNC chapter's newly built Regional Operations Center in Winston-Salem, NC.
Clay Poindexter, president of Versa explains: "We let their loss prevention team know that we do more than business communication systems; we design and install IP video surveillance, structured cabling, professional A/V, and much more. That sparked a dialogue about how to address POS security within the stores and at their many drop-off centers, most of which were free-standing and others that were incorporated into the stores."
Goodwill's loss prevention team told Poindexter that the chapter had lately opened up a number of stores in more upscale communities. This outreach effort was helping to change the image the general public held regarding Goodwill stores. However, the move to better neighborhoods had also brought with it higher value drop-off items such as flat-screen TVs. Sadly, there had also been an increased incidence of theft.
Versa used the opportunity to introduce Goodwill to IP video surveillance, a major advancement over the analog camera/DVR solution it currently had in-place. Goodwill recognized the potential of network cameras after Versa successfully deployed a system at its regional operations center, alongside the new business communication system. Management now understood that it could afford to install IP at all of its stores without the hassles and on-going maintenance costs of traditional CCTV.
Versa recommended the deployment of an IP camera/NVR system in each store over existing data networks that could be accessed remotely by the loss prevention team back at Goodwill headquarters. Versa's camera placement diagram resulted in more than 95 percent of each store being monitored. Each store has between 10-13 Toshiba IP cameras. Larger stores have as many as 20. Toshiba IK-WB21A PTZ cameras provide high-resolution sweeps of the sales floor, while fixed Toshiba IK-WB30A day/night IP cameras watch the checkout areas. Outside, Toshiba IK-WB02A cameras protected by environmental housings were installed to watch the drop-off boxes.