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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…


Carl F Groupco’s FIT Show Success

Carl F Groupco’s FIT Show Success     High quality visits from decision makers, the launch of System 700 – Roto / PN’s new fully reversible hardware, freshly baked cookies and SmartSecure developments showcased on the stand combined to make this year’s FIT Show extremely successful for Carl F Groupco. The show marked the first Read more…


Carl F Groupco: The Smart Cookies

Carl F Groupco: The Smart Cookies Helping to mark the first anniversary of the SmartSecure electronic door locking and smart access control solutions brand, and back due to popular demand, are freshly baked cookies available from Carl F Groupco at the FIT Show. The tasty treats, which are free for any visitors to the company’s Read more…


SmartSecure lock achieves Secured by Design accreditation

SmartSecure lock achieves Secured by Design accreditation The FUHR 881 multitronic lock, which is at the heart of Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure electronic door locking and smart access control solutions, has achieved Secured by Design accreditation. As the latest in a series of hardware products offered by Carl F Groupco to achieve Secured by Design, Read more…