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  • Product News

    ESP launches new GuardCam Wi-Fi Security Floodlight

    The latest addition to ESP’s GuardCam range of external area protection systems is a new Wi-Fi version - the GuardCam Combined Wi-Fi Security Camera and LED Floodlight… Read full story

    Scolmore Group up for six prestigious industry awards

    The Scolmore Group of companies will be looking for success at this year’s Electrical Wholesaler Awards ceremony, with both Scolmore and ESP having been shortlisted for a… Read full story

    ESP adds Self Test Fittings to Emergency Lighting range

    ESP continues to develop its Duceri range of Emergency Lighting and the latest addition is a new range of Self Test Emergency Light Fittings which offers numerous benefits over… Read full story

    New 5W LED Fitting completes the ESP Exit Sign Line Up

    ESP has added a new 5W fitting to its Duceri LED Exit Sign range. This completes the product line up which offers contractors, installers and wholesalers a comprehensive range of… Read full story

    Sangamo launches new Bluetooth time switches

    Leading time switches and heating controls manufacturer, Sangamo, has added a new Bluetooth-compatible range of timers to its DIN Rail Time Switch collection. … Read full story

    Unrivalled lumen output from ESP’s new NightHawk

    ESP has made improvements to its NightHawk Low Energy LED Security Light, which now boasts a higher number of lumens – increased from 1100 to 1500 lumens - to offer an even… Read full story

    ESP launches new Two-Wire Fire Alarm System

    ESP is expanding its range of fire protection products with the launch of the new MAGDUO Two-Wire Fire Alarm System range. This brings a totally new collection of products to… Read full story

    Electricians vote ESP’s Wi-Fi Door Station their top product

    The Aperta Wi-Fi Door Station from ESP has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s 2018 annual awards. This is… Read full story

    Best new product award for ESP’s GuardCam Deco

    ESP is delighted to announce that its innovative GuardCam Deco Wi-Fi security camera and LED floodlight system has been voted ‘Best New Product’ in the Select Industry… Read full story

    ESP launches new HDview 4MP CCTV Tester

    The latest addition to ESP’s growing CCTV range is the new HDview 4MP CCTV test monitor – an essential product for any installer planning on setting up a CCTV system. … Read full story

    ESP launches new and improved GuardCam LED

    ESP has made improvements to its popular GuardCam Combined Security Camera and LED Floodlight, which now boasts a higher number of lumens – increased from 1100 to 1500 lumens… Read full story

    Disabled toilet alarm system with battery back-up from ESP

    Following the launch earlier this year of a stainless steel disabled toilet alarm system with battery back-up, ESP has now extended the range to include a new white version to… Read full story

    ESP’s GuardCam Deco shortlisted for two Industry Awards

    ESP is delighted to have been informed that its innovative GuardCam Deco Wi-Fi security camera and LED floodlight system has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards -… Read full story

    ESP adds new Deep Bases to 4 Megapixel Camera Range

    Designed to overcome the issue of exposed cables and the need for additional cable connection enclosures, are the new deep bases which ESP has introduced as an ideal accessory for… Read full story

    INNOVATIVE HINGED LED BULKHEAD FROM ESP

    The latest addition to ESP’s Duceri range of emergency lighting is a cleverly designed mini LED bulkhead, which features a hinged lid to facilitate quicker and easier… Read full story

    ESP battery-powered Wi-Fi door station Product Review - Professional Electrician

    Features and Benefits of battery powered WiFi door station: … Read full story

    ESP Boosts its 4 Megapixel CCTV Range

    With an ambition to supply the most comprehensive range of high quality CCTV products through the electrical wholesale network, ESP announces yet more additions to its 4 megapixel… Read full story

    ESP launches new Rekor HD 1080p CCTV kits

    Having identified a gap in the market for a premium quality, competitively priced CCTV system, ESP has launched a new range of 4-channel, 1080p CCTV Kits that are packed with… Read full story

    Ex-offenders offer top ten tips to burglar-proof your home

    In a recent article featured in one of the national daily newspapers, two former burglars shared their top tips on how best homeowners can protect their premises from intruders,… Read full story

    ESP adds 16 Channel DVR to 4 Megapixel CCTV range

    Following the successful launch of its brand new 4 Megapixel CCTV range in April this year, ESP is already expanding the offer to introduce a 16 channel 4MP DVR, as the company… Read full story

    ESP introduces smart security floodlight system

    The latest addition to ESP’s range of GuardCam external security floodlight solutions is a new Wi-Fi version that offers remote monitoring via smartphone or tablet. … Read full story

    New additions to ESP’s HDView Wi-Fi CCTV range

    Having launched its first HDView Wi-Fi two-camera CCTV kit a year ago, ESP added further products to the range in September 2017, in the form of four-camera kits as well as black… Read full story

    ESP INTRODUCES NEW TWIN SPOT IN BLACK

    Following the launch earlier this year of a new LED, IP40-rated, non-maintained emergency Twin Spot in a white finish, ESP has just introduced a new version in matt black. This is… Read full story

    ESP introduces new door station with proximity reader

    ESP has introduced a new version of its Aperta Multiway Video Door Station, with the new model now boasting proximity fob entry for up to 10,000 users. … Read full story

    Scolmore and ESP on Awards Shortlist

    The Scolmore Group of companies will be hoping for success at this year’s Electrical Wholesaler Awards ceremony, with both Scolmore and ESP having been shortlisted for a… Read full story

    Graphite grey fire panels from ESP

    ESP has relaunched its range of MAGfire addressable fire panels with a new and improved design and the addition of a new model featuring a graphite grey colour for the housing,… Read full story

    4MP CCTV Range launched by ESP

    Committed to an on-going new product development programme to bring the latest technologies to market, leading security solutions provider, ESP, announces the introduction of a… Read full story

    Stainless steel finishes for disabled toilet alarm system

    Following the launch of its disabled toilet alarm system last year, ESP has added to this fast-selling range with a new stainless steel version, which will sit alongside the… Read full story

    ESP expands Duceri emergency lighting range

    As it continues to introduce new and improved additions to its expanding Duceri emergency lighting range, ESP launches two new LED products – an IP40-rated, non-maintained… Read full story

    Auxiliary relay isolate switch from ESP

    The latest addition to ESP’s MAGfire range of fire protection products is an auxiliary relay isolate switch, which is designed for the remote isolation of external ancillary… Read full story

    ESP adds document boxes to Essentials range

    ESP has added metal A4 document boxes to its growing Essentials range of security products, providing customers with the means to securely store the various fire and emergency… Read full story

    ESP adds new emergency exit boxes to Duceri range

    ESP has refreshed the design of its 3W LED maintained emergency exit sign and has added three new options to bring customers enhanced product choice and help them to deliver more… Read full story

    Electricians vote ESP’s VanCam their top product

    The HD VanCam vandal resistant surveillance system from ESP has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s… Read full story

    ESP adds battery-powered model to Wi-Fi door station range

    ESP continues to develop its Aperta range of door entry products and following the success of its Wi-Fi Door Stations launched earlier this year, the company has now introduced a… Read full story

    ESP Expands Popular Wi-Fi Door Station Range

    Listening to its customers and responding to demands in the market is what keeps ESP at the forefront of the security products industry. The company’s latest launch sees an… Read full story

    Audio Only Door Entry in High Demand

    ESP has seen sales of its door entry products rise by 30% in the past 12 months and the company has identified a growing demand for audio entry products, which are providing an… Read full story

    TESTED - ESP GuardCam LED

    The GuardCam has been reviewed by the publication and been given a 8/10 review coupled with a ‘PSI Recommends’ seal of approval. You can find a link to the digital… Read full story

    Rekor – the name behind high quality, entry level CCTV Kits from ESP

    Identifying a gap in the market for a premium quality, competitively priced CCTV system, ESP has launched a brand new range of CCTV Kits that are packed with features, but come… Read full story

    ESP - helping to prevent van break-ins

    With van break-ins and the theft of tools becoming an increasing problem for tradesmen, ESP is confident that two new additions to its Essentials range of security products will… Read full story

    ESP expands range of Aperta Door Entry Kits

    ESP is expanding its access control collection with a range of new door entry kits, which bring together in one handy boxed unit, all the elements required to install a simple… Read full story

    ESP launches new Audio Only Door Entry Handset

    A new Audio Only Door Entry Handset is the latest addition to ESP’s growing range of Aperta Access Control products. … Read full story

    ESP introduces new flush mount kit for door stations

    ESP has added a brand new accessory to its Aperta Access Control range, in the form of a Flush Mount Kit. Designed to be compatible with both the Aperta single way video door… Read full story

    New range of LED Bulk Heads added to ESP’s Emergency Lighting range

    Leading security products manufacturer, ESP, continues to expand its range of Duceri Emergency Lighting solutions and has just added a brand new collection of LED Bulk Heads to its… Read full story

    New 1080p Wireless CCTV Kit from ESP

    Leading security products manufacturer, ESP, has added a new 1080p Wire Free CCTV Kit to its growing portfolio of HDview CCTV products.  Designed for the domestic market and… Read full story

    Answer the door from anywhere with ESP’s new Wi-Fi Door Station

    Leading security products manufacturer, ESP, continues to expand its Aperta range of access control solutions with the launch of a brand new Wi-Fi Door Station. … Read full story

    ESP adds IP67 Rated Call Points to Fire Protection Range

    ESP is adding to its Magfire Fire Protection range with two weatherproof Manual Call Point products that are compatible with their addressable and conventional fire alarm… Read full story

    True HD LED CCTV Monitors

    Following recent developments to its HDView CCTV range to increase the resolution from 720p HD to 1080p Full HD resolution, leading security products manufacturer, ESP, has now… Read full story

    High performance additions to ESP’s Emergency Lighting range

    Leading security products manufacturer, ESP, continues to invest in its Duceri Emergency Lighting brand to offer contractors, installers and wholesalers a comprehensive range of… Read full story

    ESP launches Disabled Toilet Alarm System

    ESP has added a new disabled toilet alarm system to its growing range of fire and security related products. … Read full story

    Unique User Platform and App for ESP’s improved 1080p HDView CCTV range

    Leading security products supplier, ESP has made further developments to its HDView CCTV range, which sees the resolution increased from 720p HD to 1080p Full HD, to deliver… Read full story

    Wire-free Surveillance Systems from ESP

    You only have to take a quick look around your neighbourhood to see that old, corroded and out of order security lights are widespread.  Yet, a fully functioning, replacement… Read full story

    ESP adds new BS5839 compliant isolator switch

    Leading fire and security products supplier, ESP, has added a new fire isolator switch to its growing fire protection range. With a legal requirement in place to ensure all new… Read full story

    Two-Wire Simplicity from ESP

    Innovative security products supplier, ESP, is expanding its Aperta range of access control products with the launch of the new Aperta Audio 2-Wire Kit (APKITAO), which is designed… Read full story

    Safe signage – are you up to date?

    Signs are an important part of health and safety in and around the work place.  Introduced in 2013, the British Standard relating to safe signage - BS EN ISO 7010 - is still… Read full story

    New Access Control range from ESP

    Innovative security products supplier, ESP, relaunches its access control range, with a simplified collection of products and a new brand name.  The revamped range will come… Read full story

  • Project News

    ESP has security all covered at holiday park

    Founded in 1951, Priory Hill Holiday Park is a popular, family-run holiday park located in Leysdown on the isle of Sheppey less than 50 miles from London. When it came to… Read full story

    ESP cameras installed in Nork Park Social Club

    Persistent attempts to break into a much used and valued social club, as well several incidents of damage to the wall of the car park, has left members of Nork Park Social Club in… Read full story

    ESP provides boost to NICEIC fire training provision

    Training facilities at the NICEIC’s head office in Dunstable have received a welcome boost with the provision of two new training boards produced and supplied by leading fire… Read full story

    ESP behind ‘Pig Brother’ initiative

    In a rather unusual application, one of ESP’s high definition CCTV systems has been installed to provide security for a community pig rearing scheme, set up in Little… Read full story

    New restaurant and bar gets the Scolmore Group makeover

    Products from Scolmore and ESP are providing the emergency lighting, security, wiring accessories and smart control solutions at a new, 54-seat restaurant and bar which has… Read full story

    Can you afford to ignore training opportunities?

    As the UK security sector continues to grow, so the opportunities for electrical installers to take a share of this expanding market are on the increase. Yet despite the fact that… Read full story

  • Company News

    ESP launches new GuardCam Wi-Fi Security Floodlight

    The latest addition to ESP’s GuardCam range of external area protection systems is a new Wi-Fi version - the GuardCam Combined Wi-Fi Security Camera and LED Floodlight… Read full story

    New sales team member for ESP

    The latest new appointment at ESP sees Iain Russell take up the position of area sales manager for Scotland. … Read full story

    Scolmore Group up for six prestigious industry awards

    The Scolmore Group of companies will be looking for success at this year’s Electrical Wholesaler Awards ceremony, with both Scolmore and ESP having been shortlisted for a… Read full story

    ESP adds Self Test Fittings to Emergency Lighting range

    ESP continues to develop its Duceri range of Emergency Lighting and the latest addition is a new range of Self Test Emergency Light Fittings which offers numerous benefits over… Read full story

    New 5W LED Fitting completes the ESP Exit Sign Line Up

    ESP has added a new 5W fitting to its Duceri LED Exit Sign range. This completes the product line up which offers contractors, installers and wholesalers a comprehensive range of… Read full story

    Scolmore Group becomes SFHA Commercial Associate

    Scolmore Group is pleased to announce that it been successful in its application to become a Commercial Associate of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). … Read full story

    New sales team member for ESP

    The latest new appointment at ESP sees Ben Shucksmith take up the position of area sales manager for the South Yorkshire region. … Read full story

    ESP expands customer service team

    ‘The customer is always right’ is a well-known adage, and ESP continues to invest in the business to guarantee excellent service and support to its growing customer… Read full story

    Electricians vote ESP’s Wi-Fi Door Station their top product

    The Aperta Wi-Fi Door Station from ESP has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s 2018 annual awards. This is… Read full story

    Best new product award for ESP’s GuardCam Deco

    ESP is delighted to announce that its innovative GuardCam Deco Wi-Fi security camera and LED floodlight system has been voted ‘Best New Product’ in the Select Industry… Read full story

    ESP boosts its credentials

    ESP is delighted to announce two significant achievements this month, as the company continues to build its reputation and credentials in the industry. As well as being accepted as… Read full story

    SANGAMO PRODUCT RANGE NOW AVAILABLE FROM ESPi

    Following the acquisition by the Scolmore Group earlier this year of Sangamo, the specialist supplier of time switches and heating controls, it has now been announced that the… Read full story

    ESP’s GuardCam Deco shortlisted for two Industry Awards

    ESP is delighted to have been informed that its innovative GuardCam Deco Wi-Fi security camera and LED floodlight system has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards -… Read full story

    ESP launches new Rekor HD 1080p CCTV kits

    Having identified a gap in the market for a premium quality, competitively priced CCTV system, ESP has launched a new range of 4-channel, 1080p CCTV Kits that are packed with… Read full story

    Scolmore sends uncompromising message to any would-be copyists

    Scolmore has today announced the successful conclusion of two substantial legal cases which it brought against businesses which Scolmore claimed was infringing its intellectual… Read full story

    Ex-offenders offer top ten tips to burglar-proof your home

    In a recent article featured in one of the national daily newspapers, two former burglars shared their top tips on how best homeowners can protect their premises from intruders,… Read full story

    ESP introduces smart security floodlight system

    The latest addition to ESP’s range of GuardCam external security floodlight solutions is a new Wi-Fi version that offers remote monitoring via smartphone or tablet. … Read full story

    ESP INTRODUCES NEW TWIN SPOT IN BLACK

    Following the launch earlier this year of a new LED, IP40-rated, non-maintained emergency Twin Spot in a white finish, ESP has just introduced a new version in matt black. This is… Read full story

    New ESP division to operate in Ireland

    Click Litehouse, part of the Scolmore Group, continues to enjoy year on year growth and as it continues to grow and develop the business, the company has identified an opportunity… Read full story

    ESP introduces new door station with proximity reader

    ESP has introduced a new version of its Aperta Multiway Video Door Station, with the new model now boasting proximity fob entry for up to 10,000 users. … Read full story

    Scolmore and ESP on Awards Shortlist

    The Scolmore Group of companies will be hoping for success at this year’s Electrical Wholesaler Awards ceremony, with both Scolmore and ESP having been shortlisted for a… Read full story

    Graphite grey fire panels from ESP

    ESP has relaunched its range of MAGfire addressable fire panels with a new and improved design and the addition of a new model featuring a graphite grey colour for the housing,… Read full story

    ESP cameras installed in Nork Park Social Club

    Persistent attempts to break into a much used and valued social club, as well several incidents of damage to the wall of the car park, has left members of Nork Park Social Club in… Read full story

    4MP CCTV Range launched by ESP

    Committed to an on-going new product development programme to bring the latest technologies to market, leading security solutions provider, ESP, announces the introduction of a… Read full story

    New sales team member for ESP

    The latest new appointment at ESP sees Scott Phillimore join the company as area sales manager for the West Midlands region. … Read full story

    ESP invests in premises to future-proof the business

    As ESP continues to enjoy substantial growth and development, the company has made a significant investment in its Midlands-based business premises to ensure it will accommodate… Read full story

    New business acquisition for Scolmore Group

    Leading wiring accessories, lighting and security products manufacturer, Scolmore Group, continues to expand and develop the business and is pleased to announce the acquisition of… Read full story

    Stainless steel finishes for disabled toilet alarm system

    Following the launch of its disabled toilet alarm system last year, ESP has added to this fast-selling range with a new stainless steel version, which will sit alongside the… Read full story

    ESP appoints new key account manager

    As a result of continued growth, and investment in the infrastructure of the business, leading security products supplier, ESP, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott… Read full story

    ESP expands Duceri emergency lighting range

    As it continues to introduce new and improved additions to its expanding Duceri emergency lighting range, ESP launches two new LED products – an IP40-rated, non-maintained… Read full story

    ESP expands sales force

    Continued growth across all sectors of the business has led to further investment by ESP in its sales team resulting in the appointment of two new area sales managers. … Read full story

    ESP adds new emergency exit boxes to Duceri range

    ESP has refreshed the design of its 3W LED maintained emergency exit sign and has added three new options to bring customers enhanced product choice and help them to deliver more… Read full story

    ESP puts the emphasis on training

    The appointment of a new training manager and the total refurbishment of the company’s purpose-designed Mobile Training & Demonstration Unit, confirms ESP’s… Read full story

    Electricians vote ESP’s VanCam their top product

    The HD VanCam vandal resistant surveillance system from ESP has been crowned a ‘Top Product’ award winner in Professional Electrician & Installer Magazine’s… Read full story

    Tony’s Little Helpers Christmas Competition

    The Scolmore Group launched their Christmas campaign on Thursday 24th November. The social media based competition encourages wholesalers and contractors to print off the Tony… Read full story

    ESP behind ‘Pig Brother’ initiative

    In a rather unusual application, one of ESP’s high definition CCTV systems has been installed to provide security for a community pig rearing scheme, set up in Little… Read full story

    New restaurant and bar gets the Scolmore Group makeover

    Products from Scolmore and ESP are providing the emergency lighting, security, wiring accessories and smart control solutions at a new, 54-seat restaurant and bar which has… Read full story

    ESP growth leads to doubling of the sales force

    Picture shows left to right:  Mark Shields, Lynsey Gray, David Hunnisett and Bill Monaghan … Read full story

    New website & catalogue for ESP

    ESP has re-designed its website at www.espuk.com to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout. It provides customers with… Read full story

    ESP appoints new Regional Sales Manager

    Leading fire and security products supplier, ESP, is expanding its sales team to meet continued growth at the company and has appointed David Hunnisett as its new regional sales… Read full story

    ESP appoints new Area Sales Manager

    Leading fire and security products supplier, ESP, has appointed Ryan Munnery to the position of area sales manager for the North West Region. … Read full story

    Neil Baldwin promoted to the board at ESP

    Leading security products supplier, ESP, is pleased to announce the promotion of Neil Baldwin to the position of sales director. … Read full story

  • In the Press

    Two-pronged attack

    ESP’s new MAGDUO Two-Wire Fire Alarm System means easier, faster installations and significant cost savings. Neil Baldwin, managing director, ESP takes a look at the new… Read full story

    Sangamo - standing the test of time

    Mark Robinson, product director with Sangamo, takes a look at the time switches and heating controls product categories and the options they provide for electrical wholesalers to… Read full story

    Don’t fall foul of the data protection law covering CCTV warns ESP

    Martyn Walley, group technical manager with Scolmore, looks at the implications of the new data protection act for those organisations that use CCTV systems to protect their… Read full story

    ARE YOU CAMERA SHY?

    Long-time PE product tester, Norman Bradshaw, tries out a new CCTV camera installation kit from ESP and explains why it could offer the perfect opportunity for electricians to… Read full story

    Don’t be left in the dark

    As the long dark nights of winter stretch ahead, home and business owners will be focusing on keeping their properties protected. This presents new opportunities for installers, as… Read full story

    Smart security for all generations

    Neil Baldwin, sales director at ESP, looks at how the rise in multi-family living is providing opportunities for switched on contractors when considering home security solutions… Read full story

    Putting the spotlight on emergency lighting

    Are you up to date with the code of practice for emergency lighting? Neil Baldwin, commercial director of ESP Ltd takes a look at the revisions to BS5266-1 2016 highlighting some… Read full story

    Fire safety - a cover up

    With fire detector technology constantly evolving, standards also change in order to keep with the latest developments. ESP’s sales director, Neil Baldwin, looks at the… Read full story

    Caught on Camera

    Matt Parton, Product Development at leading security products supplier, ESP, provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they get from installers on the… Read full story

    ‘Audio Only Door Entry’ in high demand ESP advises wholesalers

    While a major talking point for the security industry for 2018 is how the latest advances in technology will bring more automation and smart solutions to this area, leading… Read full story

    CCTV – a lucrative business

    Neil Baldwin, sales director ESP gives 5 key reasons why electrical contractors should add CCTV to their business offering … Read full story

    SECURITY – A GROWING CONCERN

    Are you missing out on £2 billion of business?  Neil Baldwin, sales director of ESP, examines the opportunities for electrical installers in the booming electrical… Read full story

    Standard Advice

    Don’t fall behind on the latest fire regulations – make sure you are up to date with the latest EN54-23 product standard, says Neil Baldwin, sales director with… Read full story

Sangamo - standing the test of time

Mark Robinson, product director with Sangamo, takes a look at the time switches and heating controls product categories and the options they provide for electrical wholesalers to offer their customers.

When specialist supplier of time switches and heating controls, Sangamo, was acquired by Scolmore Group earlier this year, the aim was to bring this brand new product category under the ESP umbrella and in doing so make the Sangamo range much more widely and readily accessible to customers through the electrical wholesale channel.

This is great news for wholesalers who will now have a whole new range of products to sell on to their customers and all from a reliable brand that has customer support at the root of its continued success.

At a time when smart homes and the internet of things seems to be dominating the sector, not all electricians, or homeowners for that matter, are confident of embracing this new technology. Wholesalers have a great opportunity to help their customers add to their income stream by selling the benefits of the products in this sector. With Sangamo, they can be confident of accessing not just a broad range of products, but a whole package of technical and marketing support that comes with being part of Scolmore Group.

UK Manufacture

Sangamo was first established in the UK in 1921 and has occupied its current factory in Port Glasgow since 1951, and over this time has built up an excellent reputation in the industry. The company has been manufacturing time switches at the Port Glasgow factory for over 65 years and today offers a wide range of time switches and heating controls for domestic, commercial and industrial use. These products will now sit alongside ESP’s growing range of CCTV, Access Control, Fire Protection, Emergency Lighting and Essentials products.

The company’s Round Pattern Time Switches and Powersaver Controllers are both fully manufactured in the UK by an experienced production team. With a proud reputation for quality and reliability, Sangamo guarantees its full range of time switches and heating controls for five years from the date of manufacture – providing customers with reassurance that their products can be installed and used with complete confidence.

Round Pattern Time Switches

For over 65 years Sangamo has been manufacturing its famous Round Pattern Time Switches to the same high standard that was first achieved back in the 1950’s. With over 11 million units sold to date, the installation of a Sangamo Round Pattern Time Switch (RPTS) used to be a regular job for many electricians. Despite the electro-mechanical time switches being less common today, the company still reports sales of thousands of units each month, both as replacements and as brand new installations.

The Sangamo RPTS is trusted by installers for a wide variety of applications, not just because of its reliability but its ease of use. The switches are split into four categories each containing both three-pin and four-pin connections. These are:

- Basic ‘black dial’ 24-hour time clock for simple on and off switching of up to 20A

- Standard 24-hour ‘red dial’ switch with added 100 hour battery reserve to keep the switch in time if any power outage occurs.

- Solar Range - specially designed for lighting applications. The Astro/Suntracker switches automatically adjust themselves to follow sunrise and sunset times without the need for a photo sensitive cell.

- Digital Range - the newest addition combines the high capacity and reliability of the electro-mechanical models but provides full 7 day programming.

Sangamo’s Product Director, Mark Robinson, comments: “We regularly hear from people with Round Pattern Time Switches still going strong after 40 and 50 years. When they eventually need a new switch they reasonably assume, because of its age, that it might not be possible to get a direct like for like replacement. However, because the original design has never needed to be updated, an RPTS you buy today is completely interchangeable with one bought decades ago.

DIN Rail and Panel Mounted Time Switches

Sangamo also offers a range of DIN rail and panel mounted digital time switches that include NFC capability. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a low powered wireless communication technology that allows devices to exchange information from just a few centimetres away. Using the free Sangamo Connect app on an Android NFC enabled smartphone allows you to upload a created programming schedule; download an existing schedule to store or amend, as well as transfer programmes from one switch to another. This enhanced capability makes this form of time switch so much easier to program and has been exceedingly well received by the industry. Another strong feature of the NFC range of timers is that they will switch up to 600 watts of LED lighting.

The range also includes Astro Switches also known as solar switches, which automatically adjust their on and off times to match sunset and sunrise times. A selection of Standard Switches completes the range. These are generally used to control heating, ventilation and door entry systems.

Programmers

Programmers are a key component of heating control systems. Since many homes are unoccupied for parts of the day, there is little point in heating them if no one is there to benefit. A programmer allows the occupant to specify when the heating comes on to match their lifestyle and their heating requirements.

Sangamo’s Choice range of programmers for timed heating and hot water control offer feature rich, adaptable programming options with a fresh modern design to suit any home. Each model can be selected between 24 hour, 5/2 day or 7 day programming, 3-in-1 options to adapt to each home.

The single channel Choice model is designed primarily for timed, simultaneous control of heating and hot water. It is ideal for use with a combination, or combi boiler, and it has a Volt Free Contact. The 2-channel Choice is designed for separate control of heating and stored hot water. The programs are independent of one another giving the opportunity to control usage in the most energy efficient manner possible. The 3-channel Choice offers independent control of two separate heating zones as well as hot water storage.

Thermostats

A room thermostat is used to regulate and maintain a desirable temperature throughout the home. It works by switching the heating system on and off as the temperature varies throughout the day. If the temperature drops below a certain level, a sensor in the room thermostat can be made to trigger the switch for the boiler and pump which will heat the radiators and in turn, the rooms in the home. If the room rises above a certain temperature, the thermostat will then turn off the central heating system so that your house will cool down to its desired temperature once more.

Sangamo’s Choice Thermostats comprise mechanical, tamperproof mechanical, digital, wireless digital and wireless digital programmable versions. The Smart Thermostat with APP is an intelligent system which predicts the start of the heating period, ensuring comfort at the right time. Widely compatible, it can replace most wired and wireless thermostats on the market and can be used with fuel, gas and wood systems.

Powersaver Controllers

The primary application for the Powersaver range is to control immersion heaters. In a typical UK household nearly 20% of a home’s energy cost is spent on heating hot water. Leaving an immersion heater on all the time can be a significant waste of energy that can drive this figure up to 25% or higher. Fitting a Sangamo immersion heater controller can reduce these costs by up to 50%, even more if the property can take advantage of dual tariff electricity and controlled by the Powersaver Dual Flexi. The Powersaver Boost and Select models are rated at 16 amps and can be used for other applications such as controlling panel heaters in both domestic and commercial properties, switching towel rails and many similar uses.

Beat the winter blues

There is evidently a lot of business in time control for the wholesaler, judging by Sangamo’s product sales. We are now in the coldest months of the year, when any inadequate or inefficient heating control systems will be taking their toll on the comfort and energy savings of households. That makes now the perfect time for wholesalers to be advising their installer customers about some of the best upgrade products and solutions that they can be recommending to their clients.

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