How secure is the glass in your jewellery store window?

26 Jul

‘How secure is the glass in your jewellery store window?’ Is the question ESG will be asking visitors to the International Jewellery Show at London’s Earls Court 2, 1-4 September.

Security is a major concern for jewellery retailers, and these stores are traditional targets for smash and grab raids, with high value items on show to potential thieves in their shop windows.

However, the glass they are using may not stand up to intruders, especially those armed with tools such as hammers or axes. Insurance companies are also now starting to introduce minimum standards for the security glass used by jewellery stores.

Scott Sinden, Managing Director of ESG, said: “Getting the balance between glass which gives customers a clear view of your products, and maintaining a high level of security, can be a tough challenge for jewellery retailers.

“Our ESG Secure range is available as thin as 10mm, and offers the highest visual quality and light transmission for the customer. By using the latest technology, our range is thinner and lighter and can often be incorporated into existing frames.

“We can integrate many decorative effects such as screen-printing, sandblasted designs, tints, and our glass can also be produced in shapes or curves. Where required fire resistant options, which are certified to E30 or E60, are also available.

“All our security glass is fully tested to various standards including EN356 and LPS 1270, and is third party certified and approved, ensuring its quality, performance and durability.”

ESG offer a wide range of security glass from entry-level products that will resist an opportunist manual attack, to intruder and bullet resistant glass, in sizes up to
2.5m x 4.5m depending on the product specified. ESG Switchable can also be incorporated into the glass, which turns opaque to hide the window display at the touch of a button or if the window is attacked.

To find out if the security glass in your store will stop an intruder, visit ESG on Stand F152 at the International Jewellery Show.

http://www.essexsafetyglass.co.uk

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ASPIRE TO LUXURY DESIGN WITH NEW SLIDING-FOLDING DOOR SYSTEM

26 Jun

ESG has unveiled its latest innovation with the launch of the new
ESG Aspire Sliding-Folding Door System, creating a truly ‘responsive building material’.

A premium sliding-folding door system for interior use, the ESG Aspire offers quality and design excellence by combining switchable technology with a minimalist frameless design.

Harnessing ESG’s switchable glass technology, at the touch of a button, the glass can let light through or ensure complete privacy. The ESG Aspire offers a flexible design feature, which is ideal for dividing living and working space, and can also be combined with coloured interlayers to fit in with interior schemes.
The frameless design has no visible wiring, no bottom track and the top track can be discretely recessed into a bulkhead, maximising unobstructed viewing. Quickly and easily, the doors concertina and fold back to give the room more space, light and air.

The standard Aspire range is available in two-part or three-part options, up to 2500mm x 2500mm in size, with double-handed options up to five meters across and other bespoke options available on request.

ESG can supply and install the complete system including low voltage track, conductive fittings and accompanying electrical controls. The Aspire system can also be integrated with most home automation and building control systems.

Showcased at Grand Designs Live, the Aspire system is part of the technical glass manufacturer’s range of Controllable Intelligent Glass Systems, which use glass as a truly ‘responsive building material’.
Commenting on the launch of the new ESG Aspire Sliding-Folding Door System, Managing Director of ESG, Scott Sinden, said:
“This new innovation makes ESG the forerunner in controllable glass system solutions. ESG Aspire has an elegant and quality design, ideal for a minimalist look whilst still achieving a flexible use of space.

“The ESG Aspire Sliding-Folding Door System has wowed the crowds at shows such as Grand Designs, and this versatile system has been developed in response to customer needs for more advanced solutions to suit their design requirements.

“Our range of Controllable Intelligent Glass Systems shows how adaptable technical glass can be, and how it is being used for a range of architectural uses. We manufacture of all our glass here in the UK to a very high standard, with our own quality assured supply and fit service.”

Join us at Grand Designs Live, Excel – 4 – 12 May 2013

17 Apr

With ‘responsive architecture’ firmly at the top of its agenda, we will be showcasing our suite of controllable glass system solutions at this year’s Grand Designs Live in the form of a ‘smart home’.

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Head for the home at stand B324 as we unveil our latest market leading digitally responsive glass products and controllable glass systems, which will play an integral role in maximising space, reducing energy costs and creating a comfortable environment within our homes and workspaces. This goes beyond simply creating light and unobtrusive living spaces to using glass products that adapt to changing weather, taking into account light, heat and cold. The range includes ESG Solarchromic™ Climate Control Glass, ESG Thermic™ Heatable Glass and ESG Switchable™ LCD Privacy Glass.

There has never been a more appropriate time to introduce digitally responsive glass products, especially given the increased demand for energy efficient buildings that will only intensify as we near the requirement for all new homes to be zero carbon from 2016.

Our Controllable System Specialists will be on hand for the duration of the show – from 4th to 12th May – to advise on any specific projects and technical enquiries.

Contact our sales team on 01376 520061 or sales@esguk.co.uk

ESG POLYVISION™ REBRANDS AS ESG SWITCHABLE™

25 Mar

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Leading glass processor, Essex Safety Glass (ESG) has quite literally ‘switched’ the branding of its ESG Polyvisionglass range.  Now aptly known as ESG Switchable, the brand instantly reflects the versatility of the high quality LCD privacy glass.

ESG Switchable™, which made its debut at EcoBuild this year, has been positively received by those looking to create instant privacy and make clever use of space.

Available in a variety of bespoke sizes and shapes, the highly popular privacy glass, known in full as ESG Switchable™ LCD Privacy Glass featuring ESG Polyvision™, has seen its sales increase by 250% over the past year.

Commenting on the new branding, Sara Hobbin, Marketing Manager at Essex Safety Glass, said:

“Whilst the Polyvision brand, which has been in existence for the past 5 years,  is strong in its own right, feedback from our brand consultation revealed that those specifying glass products appreciate strong instant brand recognition.

“ESG Switchable™ not only provides this, it is easy to recall and has the longevity to grow with our expanding portfolio of digitally responsive glass products.”

When discretion is required, ESG Switchable™ provides control over privacy or the public gaze. With its impressive technical qualities and design-led features such as iPad remote controls or integration with business management systems, ESG Switchable™ is quickly becoming the switchable glass of choice for architects, partitioners and interior specialists.

Scott Sinden, Managing Director of ESG, adds:

“Our decision to rebrand comes at a time when the high demand for intelligent glass solutions has not waived. It is still very much seen as one of the glazing industry’s most versatile solutions and we want to ensure our products are perceived as being at the forefront of this trend.”

Available in sizing up to 1,800mm x 3,500mm and customised to specifiers requirements, it is the ideal option for a broad range of design purposes.

ESG will also be exhibiting ESG Switchable™ at Grand Designs Live at Excel, London from 4th – 12th May 2013 where visitors will have the opportunity to experience the range at first hand. For further information visit www.esguk.co.uk

To find out more about ESG Switchable™ visit www.esgswitchableglass.co.uk.

 

 

Need sunglasses for your house? Find out

19 Mar

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ESG have some great offers on LCD Switch

19 Mar

ESG have some great offers on LCD Switchable Privacy Glass Vision Panels – check it out here.

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INTELLIGENT GLASS SYSTEMS RECEIVE PRAISE AT ECOBUILD

14 Mar

Essex Safety Glass (ESG Ltd) certainly put a new spin on the term ‘responsive architecture’ at EcoBuild this year, with visitors flocking to the stand to see and feel for themselves the digitally sensitive glass products on display. Unveiling ESG Solarchromic™ Climate Control Glass and ESG Thermic™ Heatable Glass for the first time was a smart move for the leading technical glass manufacturer, as visitors were left inspired by ESG’s Eco Intelligent Home.

In fact, ESG is already seeing a surge in enquiries from those looking for highly practical, responsive, stylish, and most importantly, environmentally friendly glass solutions.  Scott Sinden, Managing Director of ESG, comments:

“We experienced a great deal of interest in our ESG Solarchromic™ Climate Control Glass, whivh has the ability to minimise solar heat gain during summer months yet maximise it during the winter. With its electronically controllable tint, ESG’s Solarchromic™ Climate Control Glass not only reduces a building’s energy consumption, it is also an attractive design feature for any window, conservatory, velux or rooflight. Available in manual or automatic control, ESG Solarchromic™ panels can be controlled individually or as a multiple panel system.”
“Visitors were particularly interested in our newly introduced ESG Thermic™ Heatable Glass, which is capable of bringing effective and controlled room temperatures up to 40°C, discarding the need for unsightly radiators with its innovative, invisible space saving properties.”

Available in sizing up to 1,800mm x 3,500mm, ESG Switchable™ LCD Privacy Glass proved to be particularly appealing to specifiers looking to use the glass as a practical and elegant design feature.

This was the first time a company had showcased intelligent glass products in actual applications which included an advanced privacy glass sliding and folding door system, a low voltage shower enclosure with conductive fittings and a front projection switchable window.
Similarly, the ESG Solarchromic™ Climate Control Glass attracted significant attention, with its ability to minimise solar heat gain during summer months yet maximise it during the winter.

Echoing the increasing demand for intelligent products that adapt to their surroundings, Scott Sinden adds:
“There has never been a more appropriate time to introduce these intelligent products, especially given the increased demand for energy efficient buildings that will only intensify as we near the requirement for all new homes to be zero carbon from 2016.”

ESG will also be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live at Excel, London from 4th – 12th May 2013 where visitors will have the opportunity to experience the range at first hand.

For further information visit http://www.esguk.co.uk

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