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2017/18 Christmas Opening Times

2017/18 Christmas Opening Times   Our offices close on Thursday 21st December 2017 at 4:30pm and re-open at 8:00am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. Christmas Delivery Information Orders placed before 3.30pm on Thursday 21st December 2017 will be despatched for delivery on Friday 22nd December 2017* Orders placed after this time will be processed and Read more…


Carl F Groupco Hardware Report: Premier Products

Carl F Groupco Hardware Report: Premier Products   In this report for Glass and Glazing products, Clare Crockett, Marketing Manager for Carl F Groupco highlights the fact that high end hardware has an increasingly important role to play in enhancing and differentiating the company’s range of window and door fittings. “Premier products have strong design Read more…


Conexis L1 strengthens SmartSecure’s retrofit remit

Conexis L1 strengthens SmartSecure’s retrofit remit   Carl F Groupco has added the Conexis L1 – a Smart Keyless Locking Handle, to its SmartSecure range of electronic door locking and Smart access control solutions. Ideally suited for retrofit installations, the addition to the company’s portfolio enhances its range of Smart options and increases its Smart Read more…


Embracing Automation

Embracing Automation   In this article for Window News, John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco explains that attitudes in the hardware sector are changing regarding automation. Ten years ago some capability was offered, but Smart Tech hadn’t been embraced by the UK market and the appetite for electronic systems was embryonic. Today that Read more…


SmartSecure: Intuitive Installation

SmartSecure: Intuitive Installation   Carl F Groupco reports that the industry is embracing a major Smart Home technology revolution. To assist those working in the front line, this article sets out to provide an overview of the company’s SmartSecure brand, which offers a range of electronic door locking and smart access control solutions. Incorporating state-of-the-art Read more…


Doors Open for Smart Tech

Doors Open for Smart Tech   An article written for Glass Times, July 2017. John Crittenden – Managing Director of Carl F Groupco reports that markets are opening up for SmartSecure, the company’s Smart Tech electronic locking and access control technology. Representing the biggest investment ever made by the company, SmartSecure was no leap of Read more…


Carl F Groupco’s hands on hardware

Carl F Groupco’s hands on hardware   An article written for Window News, July 2017. Exhibiting on its largest ever purpose built stand, a wide range of hands-on hardware displays were by presented by Carl F Groupco at this year’s FIT Show. Centre stage was SmartSecure – Carl F Groupco’s electronic locking and smart access Read more…


Opening Doors: Access Control in The Domestic Sector

Opening Doors: Access Control in The Domestic Sector   An article written for Glass and Glazing Products, June 2017. Access control technology has been adopted in industrial and commercial buildings for decades and has evolved to create hugely complex and effective systems to suit the fast-moving pace of business. What is intriguing is the relatively slow Read more…