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Thorne & Derrick International- ATEX Maglocks | A World First For Hazardous Area & Explosive Atmosphere Industries

Posted on 09 August 2019

Thorne & Derrick International- ATEX Maglocks | A World First For Hazardous Area & Explosive Atmosphere Industries

Thorne & Derrick International, based in the UK, today announce the signing of a Sole UK Distributor Agreement with regional exclusivity to the North East of England for the SecurEx range of ATEX & IECEx Certified access control and security products.

SecurEx are the world leading manufacturer of specialist security solutions for hazardous areas and explosive atmospheres.

The Distribution Agreement includes their World’s First ATEX & IECEx Certified Magnetic Door Lock – the ATEX Maglock used in conjunction with a card reader system is a door locking product to provide access control and security for workers entering zoned hazardous areas and explosive atmosphere workplaces.

Innovation With Safety Locked In

Thorne & Derrick have a track record in providing product innovation that delivers significant improvements to clients plant, people and operational safety.

For instance, we are the chosen Exclusive Distributor for the EXHEAT Bulldog, the World’s First portable ATEX fan heater, and stockists for the Raytec SPARTAN range of LED ‘Intelligent’ emergency and hazardous area lighting products.

To ensure site safety and security the Ex door lock with ATEX certification is increasingly specified by the hazardous area and process industries – this achieves compliance with European legislation according to the ATEX Directive to guarantee the health and safety of workers in potentially explosive atmospheres. Until now, security providers and contractors, have traditionally installed “safe area” non-ATEX and now non-compliant door locks due to the lack of ATEX compliant magnetic locks (maglocks) in the marketplace.

Why SecurEx?

Thorne & Derrick’s Business Development Manager Terry McDonald comments “partnering with SecurEx as our key supplier for hazardous area Security was an easy decision to make.”

“Their electromagnetic locking, commonly called Maglock, products are 100% unique, offering security technology equivalent or better than safe area products, but in a certified Ex format suitable for installation in explosive atmospheres. They are the only company specialising and investing in developing physical security  and detector technology specifically for hazardous areas and being fully ATEX & IECEx compliant. This makes SecurEx totally unique from any other security brand in the market place. Combine this with the fact that their systems are designed to integrate seamlessly with virtually all access control and alarm systems on the market today and you have a truly modular design concept that stands out from the crowd which has been engineered for simple installation and with end user maintenance in mind.”

“Taking innovative solutions to clients is a key part of our strategy and I am sure the partnership with SecurEx will be a long and prosperous one.”

“Our Technical Sales Team are product trained, CompEx certificated and looking forward to ultimately introducing the complete SecurEx product range to new and existing customers,” Terry adds.

“The ATEX Maglock grabbed the headlines and won plaudits from safety, health and hazardous area professionals at the recent Hazardex 2019 Awards – designed to recognise excellence in the hazardous area sector, the ATEX Maglock, was awarded Winner for the Contribution to Safety.”

“Thorne & Derrick are now contacting clients to inform them about the dangers of installed non-compliant Maglocks on site and how the launch of the SecurEx Maglock with ATEX Certification mitigates and manages that potentially explosive risk – as a solutions provider we satisfy the project requirements of our clients from a challenging concept to specification solution delivered in compliance with ATEX regulations. We often problem-solve and provide safe to use Electrical & Process Instrumentation products in flammable and explosive environments,” Terry concludes.

Safe & Secure

SecurEx lead the global market in the innovation of security products used to improve personnel security in hazardous areas and this unique locking product has been recognized for what it is – the true first product of its kind, a World First, capable of improving both security and safety of personnel in workplaces where the presence of flammable gases, mists or vapours create a risk of explosion.

Controlled access provided by Maglocks can assist in compliance with health and safety objectives by limiting access to Zoned areas and equipment in hazardous areas to authorised and trained users only – monitoring exposure and restricting or controlling access by personnel to hazardous areas based on competency.


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