Abloy Presents ISIA Locksmith Award

Abloy UK has presented Crothers Security with the Locksmith Of The Year Award at the recent Irish Security Institute Association (ISIA) Awards 2016, at the Powerscourt Hotel and Resort Spa, Co. Wicklow.

Abloy presents ISIA award


Each year the ISIA recognises Irish security companies and their employees who have demonstrated exceptional services to their customers.

The awards cover all aspects of the Security Industry – from manned guarding through to electronic security and locksmiths – and Abloy was the sponsor of the Locksmiths accolade.

The Locksmith sector in the Irish market is experiencing rapid change with the advent of Private Security Authority (PSA) licensing due for implementation in 2017.

Additionally, new Building Regulations will come into force next year that will clearly define the correct product combinations for Escape and Fire Door applications, and align them with European Harmonised Standards ensuring compliant specifications are not just desirable, they are essential.

This year three Locksmiths were shortlisted for the Locksmiths Award, sponsored by Abloy UK. Representatives from all of the nominated businesses were in attendance, with Crothers Security announced as the winners.

Crothers Security was set up by Kevin Crothers in 1980, providing the first 24-hour burglary repair service in Dublin. From this experience, he began to supply and fit a range of security products and solutions, including locks, safes and security doors.

In 1982 a Crothers retail outlet and locksmith shop was opened in Walkinstown and since then, under the stewardship of Steven and Martin Crothers, the company has expanded its services into electronic security including Access Control, CCTV and intruder and fire alarms.

Steven Crothers, said: “This is the third time we have won the ISIA Locksmith Of The Year award and are delighted to have retained it from 2015. This is a testament to the excellence of our staff as well as our careful selection of quality products, epitomised by Abloy’s range.”

Pat Jefferies, Commercial Director at Abloy UK, said: “This is the first year that Abloy has been associated with the Irish Security Institute Association Awards and we’ve been impressed with the event organisation and friendly atmosphere.

“We’re delighted to have presented Crothers Security with this award, and on behalf of Abloy UK I wish Martin and Steven every success in the future.”

For further information on any of the products and services available from Abloy UK, please call 01902 364 500 or email marketing@abloy.co.uk