DIJ Media Pack 2023

media pack 2023 THE door industry journal Forward features list for 2023 As our magazine has defined sections covering different industry sectors we have, for some years now, taken the decision not to provide a definitive “Forward Features List”. Prior to each issue we call for features based around the content of each section, on a first come first served basis. The sections of our publication cover: • Domestic Garage Doors (garage doors, automation products, spares, accessories and controls) • Industrial Doors and Shutters (warehouse doors, dock levellers, safety equipment and controls etc.) • Automated Gates and Barriers (gates, drive units, safety accessories, controls, barriers etc.) • Access Contro & Smart Security (door control devices, audio and video intercom systems, radio controls, smart locking, CCTV etc.) • Entrance, Sliding and Bi-folding Doors (bi folding doors, patio doors, domestic front doors, shopfront doors, revolving doors etc.) • Timber, Metal and Composite Doorsets (domestic and commercial, timber, steel or composite, internal and external, fire rated etc.) • Fire Doors, Safety and Security (fire doors, specialist hardware, intumescent seals, compliance updates etc.) • Locks and Building Hardware (ironmongery, locks etc.) We also request proposals for features that our advertisers and contributors would like us to include, thus turning the tables and giving you, the client, editorial control. So, just tell us what you want to have featured... • We can consider your ready- written works (or a synopsis). • We can commission a piece on a topic chosen by you. • We can write a piece for you based on your input. The decision is yours, just let us have details of what you would like to read, have reviewed or tested and we’ll work with you through to publication. Finally, in addition to the above, editorial opportunities exist for non-commercial content within our “Industry News” section. We also support with pre-show and post-show editorial, all major UK exhibitions and initiatives such as Gate Safety Week that cover our industry sectors. If you have any questions or wish to propose something for 2023, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Also online at: www.dijonline.co.uk 6 Domestic Garage Doors Also online at: www.dijonline.co.uk THE door industry journal winter 2022 64 From Smartphone, to Smart Home You can do anything from your phone these days, and operating your automated garage doors is no exception. It’s ideal for large families, so there’s no surprise that there’s been an increase in requests for this feature. The intelligent SOMweb solution from SOMMER consists of a control unit that wirelessly connects to the garage door operator. This connects to a free app, which you control from your smartphone or tablet. This not only stops the need for carrying a remote everywhere, but also means you can open the garage door from the hall as you’re getting ready to leave, or as you approach the garage ready to park. The SOMweb is also compatible with Apple HomeKit (Siri), Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa via IFTTT, so you can use voice control with your operators. Creation of custom ‘events’ is possible via the IFTTT platform, for example, automatic opening and closing of the garage at a defined distance, also called geo-fencing, from the door or at a specified time. While it’s always good practice to include a smart home garage door operator when planning to build a new garage, this is not always how it works out. You can also equip an existing garage door with a state-of-the-art garage door operator, as many doors are suitable for conversion this way. It doesn’t matter whether the client has been opening their door manually or by using a remote. SOMMER operators have been extensively tested and certified in combination with more than 5.000 doors from other well-known manufacturers. As always with SOMMER security is a top priority. That’s why SOMweb uses an integrated server to store all your data. Absolutely no user data is externally stored, as external servers are potential targets for hackers due to their high data volumes. This ensures that data is optimally stored and protected against hackers. Communication between the SOMweb and the operator is via the SOMloq2 radio control system, boasting a 128-bit AES encryption. Put simply, 128-bit AES encryption is what is used for internet banking, so you can consider your SOMweb data safe and sound. User management and access control for ten users are included. The SOMweb can be expanded to 50 users or an unlimited number of users via purchasable user plug-ins. The comprehensive user management system allows you to define time or location-dependent access to doors. Even further security measures are available with the video function as a purchasable plug-in, you can view a live stream of door movements from your IP cameras in the SOMweb app. You can receive notification of door movements via e-mail or push messages in the SOMweb app. You can view the video recordings and door activity later at your convenience in the log. With the availability and affordability of these benefits, it’s no wonder that the interest in smart home products is growing the way it is. If you have any queries regarding the installation of SOMMER smart home products, please call on 01904 607 869, or visit the website www.sommer.eu for more information. Absolutely no user data is externally stored, as external servers are potential targets for hackers due to their high data volumes. Also online at: www.dijonline.co.uk Automated Gates & Barriers Also online at: www.dijonline.co.uk 92 THE door industry journal winter 2022 Automated Gates & Barriers configuration app (IOS/Android) with augmented reality. This allows installers to create a 3D recreation of any site, so customers can see exactly how the finished installation will look on their property. This update has been overseen by Harry, who recently joined ALucorb as Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator. “It’s an honour to join the company at such a pivotal time,” says Harry. “ALucorb is helping many customers and companies transition from wood and wrought iron to highquality aluminium gates and I’m enjoying making the whole process easier. There is more to come – as I’ve identified many areas where we can simplify things for both the installer and the end customer. I’m also looking forward to a forthcoming visit to the HorizAL HQ, where I’ll view their new warehouse expansion and various new innovative gate designs.” This comes as HorizAL gates are more in demand within the UK market than ever before. The gates are virtually maintenance-free and coated with marine-grade Qualicoat thermal lacquering (the highest European standard), which ensures longevity and reliability of colour and finish. The lacquering itself is guaranteed for a minimum of 10 years. Each HorizAL gate is properly engineered and then rigorously factory-tested at the HorizAL production facility before being CE marked and shipped to the UK. “The improvements we’ve made to the sales and ordering process have come at just the right time, as enquiries continue to rocket for HorizAL gates,” concludes Harry. “So, I’d advise anybody interested to contact us quickly and tap into this unprecedented level of customer demand.” Don’t miss out – call 0161 4065910 today to find out more about HorizAL products. Or visit the website at www.horizal.co.uk Recent improvements at aluminium gate specialist ALucorb has led to a streamlined sales and ordering process that provides even better service to customers. HorizAL is the French aluminium gate manufacturer that has partnered with Stockport-based ALucorb to offer UK gate installers access to a wide range of durable, reliable and great-looking gates. The improvements have seen ALucorb develop a new process, which follows a swift and well-ordered flow: • When a gate installer enquires, a quotation is produced on Excial software, along with visuals and dimensioned drawings. • If an end customer contacts ALucorb directly (rather than through an installer) the lead is qualified and a quotation and drawing produced, before being passed to the nearest installer in the HorizAL network, so they can make direct contact. • After an order has been placed, a fully detailed and dimensioned drawing is produced for the installer and their customer to approve, before manufacturing. • After a lead time of approximately 8-10 weeks (this varies depending on gate model choice and colour finish) orders are delivered to ALucorb from the HorizAL factory, before being sent directly to the site at a time that suits the installer. • ALucorb provides full post-sales support, so the installer is never left with any unanswered questions or unsolved problems Installers are currently able to access a wealth of marketing materials and tools, designed to demonstrate the superior quality of the HorizAL product to potential customers. This includes full-colour brochures and business cards with their own company logo & details, a price list, technical brochures, colour catalogues and demonstration cases. Sample gates in padded protective bags can also be provided along with a new technical addition to the HorizAL operation - a 3D 93 THE door industry journal winter 2022 ALucorb Improves Customer Experience with New Sales and Ordering Process single page feature double page feature

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