Two products designed and manufactured by UAP have made the final of the AI Specification Awards 2024.
Run by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the awards celebrate excellence in architectural ironmongery specification and new product design and innovation. The winners, including an overall ‘winner of winners’, will be announced on 18 April 2024 at Southwark Cathedral, London.
UAP’s IONIC electronic lock has been shortlisted in the Product Design and Innovation (electronic) category while its Soterian Slim TS008 Letterplate has been named a finalist in the Product Design and Innovation (mechanical) category.
The lock enables access using a mobile phone, a fob, a push button on the inside, or a thumb turn. It can also be paired with an app which tracks those who have opened the door and allows time settings for different users.
The lock features a low wattage, wireless charging unit which takes minutes to install. To maximise security, the IONIC can detect different forms of attack on the door and the fobs can’t be cloned. With no third-party server, all data is stored on the user’s phone and the lock’s brain in the door.
David Jennings, CEO of UAP, said: “Achieving recognition in two categories at the AI Specification Awards is testament to the strength of our in-house design team and our commitment to innovation.
“With multiple patents, both the IONIC and the Soterian Slim TS008 set new standards in the hardware industry. Each has been designed with security, aesthetics and functionality in mind benefiting the whole supply chain including specifiers, manufacturers and end users.
“We’re looking forward to the prestigious final and being part of an event which celebrates the world’s best architectural ironmongery projects and products.”