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10.03.2022
Donation for Ukraine

There are simply no words for such terrible things as the war in the Ukraine. The team of the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] and the Association of German Lock and Fittings Manufacturers [Fachverband Schloss- und Beschlagindustrie (FVSB)] is stunned and does not want to stand idly by.

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15.11.2021
EN 1627 - 1630 newly published: PIV offers update and testing for new series of standards

The new EN 1627 - 1630 series of standards has been published with the issue date November 2021. Therefore, the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] now offers testing according to the current version or, in case of an existing certificate, updating to the new series of standards.

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26.08.2021
Transition period UKCA extended to 1.1.2023

Through our contacts to testing bodies in England, we have recently learned that the UK government has decided to extend the transition period for CE-marked products by one year to 1.1.2023.

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27.07.2021
PIV confirmed as a notified testing centre and certification body in compliance with the Construction Products Regulation by DIBt

The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)], a subsidiary of the Quality Assurance Association Locks and Hardware (Gütegemeinschaft Schlösser und Beschläge e. V.), recently received a new notification according to Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 [Construction Products Regulation (CPR)] from the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

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21.06.2021
Preventing burglaries in mobile homes with the right security technology

Summer is approaching and holidays are getting closer. With all the anticipation, however, you should also think about the topic of security. Because not only your own home, but also your mobile home can be the target of a burglary at any time. Valuables such as notebooks, smartphones, tablets and cash are also popular prey here. In the case of mobile homes, it is advisable not to rely solely on the security technology already in place.

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15.06.2021
Test results recognised for award of UKCA marking

The Brexit has changed a lot. One of them is CE marking: from 2022, the CE mark will no longer be recognised in the UK. Instead, the CE marking is to be replaced in the UK by the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) marking introduced in January 2021. As now officially confirmed by Warrington Fire, Warrington, UK, tests at the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] can be recognised as a notified body by institutes in the UK, so that permission to use a UKCA marking can be achieved. In the future, it will probably be the case that tests from German testing institutes in the notified area will be generally recognised.

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04.05.2021
Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert: Tests at the premises of the customer

Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)], as a partner for testing, certification and monitoring, offers its customers testing not only at the institute itself but also on-site inspections at the customer's premises.

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12.04.2021
Prevent burglaries in garages with burglar resistant doors

Many burglaries can be prevented in advance through correct behaviour and the right technology. In doing so, it is important to also think about burglar resistance for gates. "You should not neglect burglary protection for gates," says Stephan Schmidt, Managing Director of the Quality Assurance Association Locks and Hardware (Gütegemeinschaft Schlösser und Beschläge e. V.). The testing of burglar resistant gates according to DIN/TS 18194 is carried out by the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)].

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25.11.2020
Burglary protection for motorhomes: Promobil article published

In September the editorial staff of the magazine Promobil visited the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)]. Here they informed themselves about the topic of burglary protection for motorhomes to find out which additional locks offer the most effective protection against burglary. The article can be found in the November issue of Promobil and online at www.promobil.de.

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27.10.2020
Brexit and CE marking: be quick now!

Since the United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, the two sides have been negotiating the future relationship. There is a transitional phase until the end of 2020. During this phase the UK will remain part of the EU internal market and the EU customs union. There is a high risk that no agreement can be reached.

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