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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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28.09.2020
Burglary protection for motorhomes: Promobil as guest at PIV

As burglary protection is also important for motorhomes, the magazine Promobil is currently working on an article on this topic. For research purposes, the editorial staff recently visited the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)].

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28.07.2020
Certification according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 updated

The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] has various accreditations and recognitions. Now the certificate as a certification body according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 has been extended to include the certification programmes for lockable window handles as well as padlocks and padlock fittings.

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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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