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22.06.2020
New homepage of PIV, new image film and brochure available

User-friendly and modern, this is how the new homepage of the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] presents itself. At www.piv-velbert.de interested visitors can get an overview of the testing institute and the tests offered. The PIV has also published a new image film and a brochure.

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08.06.2020
All tests possible again despite Corona

The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] now again offers all tests and certifications in full, including the first visit to the production plant.

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13.05.2020
Testing institute available as usual

The team of the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] has finished their work in the home office, which was introduced due to the corona virus, and therefore no longer works in a 2-shift system.

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14.04.2020
Coronavirus delays certification

The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] has recently expanded its test ranges to include the standard for burglar resistance on garage doors and gates and the standard for mechatronic padlocks. Due to the coronavirus, the first visit to the production plant can‘t be offered at present, so that the certification is unfortunately somewhat delayed.

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23.03.2020
Testing institute in times of the coronavirus

In times of the coronavirus, the health of our employees and customers is the top priority for our testing institute. We strictly comply with the official recommendations and instructions. In this way we want to actively contribute to breaking the possible chains of contact.

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17.03.2020
Expansion of the accreditation in PIV

The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] has expanded its test ranges to include the standard for burglar resistance on garage doors and gates (E DIN SPEC 18194:2019-10) and the standard for mechatronic padlocks (DIN EN 16864:2017-11).

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12.02.2020
Police visiting PIV

Within the scope of a further training event "Security technology mechanics/electronics" of the North Rhine-Westphalian police force, the experts of the security technical consultation of the police were guests at the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)].

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29.01.2020
FVSB and PIV with consulting services at Fensterbau Frontale 2020

The Association of German Lock and Fittings Manufacturers [Fachverband Schloss- und Beschlagindustrie (FVSB)] and the experts from the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] will be available as competent discussion partners for interested manufacturers from the lock and fittings sector at the Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremberg from 18th to 21st March 2020.

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09.07.2019
Quality Assurance Association Locks and Hardware: General Meeting 2019 / PIV celebrates inauguration

At the annual general meeting of the Quality Assurance Association Locks and Hardware (Gütegemeinschaft Schlösser und Beschläge e. V.) on 4 July 2019, Stephan Schmidt, Managing Director of the Quality Assurance Association, welcomed the participants in Velbert. The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware, which belongs to the Quality Assurance Association Locks and Hardware, inaugurated its new hall during the annual general meeting.

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25.02.2019
Course participants in the field of construction elements as guests at PIV

As part of the training course for technical specialists in the field of construction elements at the ZHH-Bildungswerk, the participants were recently guests at the Association of German Lock and Fittings Manufacturers [Fachverband Schloss- und Beschlagindustrie (FVSB)] and the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)].

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