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Newsletter No.32 BOLLARDS Bifold Gates Industrial Bollards High Speed Doors Sliding Gates PVC Doors BICYCLE PARKING Large Doors DOCKS AND DOORS Swing Gates Securapost Bollards

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MESS AG E F RO M TH E CE O     LEDA SECURITY PRODUCTS                                      Welcome to Leda Security Products newly formatted quarterly newsletter. Our team hope that the new format is both a good snapshot of the types of products we’re able to supply and install in addition to keeping you up-to-date with new products such as the bicycle café racks, shallow mount gate foundations and low cost PVC boom arms as examples. It is our intention to maintain the format in our four quarterly newsletters per year and provide greater insights for our readers. Each newsletter is read by over 10,000 people in Australia and I would like to thank those readers for their support. We truly hope that our new format is even more informative and that you’re able to forward or make other people aware of our newsletter. Leda Security Products Pty Ltd ABN 23 067 258 235 Telephone 1300 780 450 Email sales@ledasecurity.com.au NSW 8/185 Briens Road Northmeas NSW 2152 Phone (02) 8413 3410 Fax (02) 8677 7119

VIC 2/89 Enterprise Way Sunshine West VIC 3020 Phone (03) 8399 8150 Fax (03) 9315 1085

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QLD 2/387 Lytton Road Morningside QLD 4170 Phone (07) 3613 8270 Fax (07) 3399 5688

SA 1/5 Tooronga Ave Edwardstown SA 5039 Phone (08) 8374 3266 Fax (08) 8374 3299

WA 1/3 Finance Place Malaga WA 6090 Phone (08) 6430 1670 Fax (08) 9209 2860

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CONTENTS 5 Bicycle Parking Bike News, Locker Rooms, Bicycle Parking, Bike Rails. Cafe Racks, Scooter Racks, Future of AS2890.3

13 Gates »»p.5

New Handbook, ANZ Stadium, Drive Systems, Gate Foundations, Portable Boom Gate, PVC Boom Arm

21 Bollards Power Bollards, Dual Bollard System, New Zealand Distributor

25 DOCKS AND DOORS »»p.21

Air Craft Hanger Door, Door Lift, Door Protectors, Higher Wind Ratings, Fabric Doors

26 Technical Information Stainless Steel Finishing

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BIKE N E W S                                    Bike Repair Station for “University of Sunshine Coast” The “University of Sunshine Coast” recently decided to install a number of Leda’s “Bike Repair Stations” around their campus. One of the repair stations was installed into a designated area that has been created as a secured bicycle facility hub for cyclists.

Leda manufactures three “Bike Repair Station” models each designed to cater for different applications. The BBRS02 the model that the university chose is fitted with 8 various tools to allow cyclists to service or carry out minor repairs.

Second Asia Pacific Bicycle Congress Leda were proud to be associated and exhibit our “Securabike” products at the 2nd Asia Pacific Bicycle Congress congress, it was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach in March. Over 180 Australian and International delegates attended this second successful congress.

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LOC KER R O O M S                                    Leda recently introduced a new range of laminated timber clothes lockers to complement its pre existing steel locker range. Market research that Leda conducted revealed that most cyclists needed to change their clothes after riding to work. This led to the development of our clothes locker range which includes single, double and quad lockers, benches and hanging racks. The new locker range has various locking options which range from a very basic key system through to a digital master key system which can use a pin or proximity device. The Securabike handbook is a 120 page wealth of information for any organization looking to provision for cyclists. The new clothes locker section is now included and can be downloaded from our www. securabike.com.au web site.

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B ICYC L E PA R KI NG                                    Bike Racks – Hamilton Harbour Queensland Devine Constructions Pty Ltd were involved in developing Hamilton Harbour, a river precinct project in Brisbane’s prestigious suburb of Hamilton. It combines designer apartments with sophisticated retail and lifestyle amenities.This lively hub is set to become a destination in its own right, and no new precinct would be complete without Bicycle Parking. Leda recently installed 12 of our popular CBR4SC’s

(providing parking for 48 cyclists) to the basement as part of the new hub. Manly Council Over the last year Leda has been contracted on several occasions by Manly Council to supply and install bicycle parking at various waterfront sites. Our hot dipped galvanised CBR4SC (high vandal resistant model) bike racks were selected to cater for the growing number of cyclists commuting on the Sydney/Manly ferries during the week and Manly’s cycling fraternity and cycling tourists at the weekends.

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BIK E R A I L S                                    Send a Clear Signal Our BR1600 bike rails provide a very clear signal of what they are designed for. They are available either in various powder coated colours, hot dipped galvanised or stainless steel. Penrith City Council have installed a number of these attractive rails at various locations around the city. So popular were they that we needed to develop a modification for council to prevent their theft.

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CA F E R AC KS                                    The Cafe range started with a double-sided unit which can comfortably park eight bicycles. We found very quickly that not all restaurant locations actually have the room on the footpath or nearby road to house such a large unit. To this end, in 2013 another three café racks were designed which while offering less spaces, are far more compact in design and can therefore be seen as much more convenient for a number of locations where space is at a premium.

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S CO O TE R R AC KS                                    Scooter Rack and Storage

With the explosion of sales for kids’ scooters, has come the requirement to neatly park the scooters either at home or at schools. As a result we started to receive enquiries from schools around the country that had asked us to develop a range of scooter storage devices. We have designed two models, the first of allows for the parking of scooters and skateboards in the same rack. In 2013 we also developed a floorbased unit (see below) to simply hold the wheels of the scooters. This unit does not provide security but is economical and therefore a great option when you need to park large numbers of scooters which is common at most schools.

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The Future of AS2890.3 Editorial by Richard Matthews CEO The current Australian bicycle parking standard (AS2890.3) was written in 1993 and was a world leading standard at the time. There are many developed countries that to this day still do not have a standard specific to bicycle parking. That void is often filled by cycling organizations. In Australia the construction industry norm is to comply with the relevant Australian standards. Standards Australia has recently appointed a technical committee to revisit AS2890 to investigate and make recommended changes. As Leda is Australia’s largest manufacturer and installer of bicycle parking products we believe we have the experience to comment and make suggestions on how to improve the standard. The first point we would like to raise about AS2890 is that it relates to shelters and their construction rather the bicycle parking equipment and their installation within it. If one is to carefully read the forward of the original standard it is quite clear that the equipment is not intended to be a part of the standard. I believe this needs clarification as Leda is extremely keen for the standard not be prescriptive in relation to equipment. If the committee and the standard were to prescribe bicycle parking equipment, it runs the risk of killing innovation in addition to creating further conflict and design arguments surrounding bicycle parking products into the future. We’re already seeing this in Victoria where industry people are using the standard as a selling ploy to argue that product from other manufacturers does not meet the Australian standard. This is entirely subjective

and the standard if it continues to be used in this way is only going to become a source of tension as opposed to a constructive document which everyone in the bicycle and construction industry can use. The information and details on bicycle dimensions is critical and should be updated. To truly reflect the space required to park a bicycle. This information is important to consultants, architects and developers in allocating sufficient space to park a bicycle either horizontally or vertically. The variety of bicycles now available in the market from fold up bicycles through to tandem or shopping bicycles means that it will be difficult for the standard to encapsulate all bicycles, let alone electric bikes which are significantly heavier. Handlebar widths on some downhill mountain cross bikes are now in excess of 800 millimeters which is very wide indeed. Leda believe it’s impractical for the dimensions in the standard to be all encompassing. A far more practical interpretation would be to suggest an average dimension of the bicycle from which industry can design and plan around. The existing bicycle conventions are not far off the mark and a good guide as to what would be acceptable for the large amount of bicycle designs. If the standard is skewed towards trying to encapsulate a number of different types of bicycles then I believe that the standard will become less relevant as it is not an unreasonable expectation that commuter cyclists of which the standard is mostly targeted will need to ride a bicycle that is both practical to ride in

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urban environments and park in limited space. The original AS2890 standard written 20 years ago only covered bicycle rails, lockers, compounds and the concept of vertical storage of bicycles. At that time many of the diverse current range of bicycle parking products, systems and indeed double story racks were not available. With the increase in bicycle use around the country we now see where bicycle parking must compete with car parking, storage and loading dock space within the basements of many buildings. It is important that these new bicycle parking systems are included in any revision of the standard. I believe what would facilitate this type of parking is to take the average dimensions of the bicycle and add space around key elements of it. For example the pedal area and handlebar area

“Proposed bicycle dimensions plus additional space allowances to allow design of products that increase capacity but do not impede bicyce space and egress”

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would have an average spacing so as to allow manufacturers the ability to position the bikes unencumbered in a variety of ways which could be either horizontal or vertical enhancements to minimize the required space. This is key, because the standard has the opportunity to facilitate further bicycle parking into areas which are already space constrained. Another important issue that should be explored is “aisle widths” for maneuvering bicycles in compounds and storage facilities. This is going to have major repercussions for bicycle parking in the years ahead. At the present time, aisles widths in the existing standard are extremely generous. A good example is the 2.0mt aisle requirement for vertical bike storage which will encumber the provision of bike storage unless changed. The issue the committee must deal with is again the capacity constraints that the aisle widths generate. I believe that a practical approach to not only bicycle parking equipment but the aisle width would be very welcome. Another reasons for this is that existing buildings must have the flexibility of smaller aisle widths if and when bicycle parking is being contemplated. I think a bad outcome for the standard would be to introduce or maintain wide spacings for bicycle parking and large aisle spacings which may restrict or deter the installation of bicycle parking facilities. I understand the argument that increases in bicycle parking will be at the expense of vehicle car spaces. The practical reality is that property owners and managers June 2013 Newsletter |Issue 32

are looking for increases in both. I believe that bicycle parking will effect parking spaces particularly when it can be argued ten bicycles can be parked in one car space. Indeed, many employers in office buildings around Australian cities are actively encouraging people to use public transport or cycle to work. The reality is that the purchase of “bicycle parking” and “end of journey” facilities are not always made by cyclists but property mangers and employers. Property managers, schools, universities are already dealing with capacity constraints with bicycle parking and it is incumbent on the AS2890 committee to ensure that a common sense approach is adopted when revisiting the standard. Leda would like to see a practical approach to bicycle parking which allows for a balance between capacity and ease of use. (see page 9 of the handbook reproduced here) We believe the less prescriptive the standard is in relation to equipment, then the more innovative the industry will be able to develop in the years ahead. Such innovation will project Australia and AS2890.3 as leaders and innovators in this industry and lead to companies like Leda exporting its products or designs for use in other parts of the world. This is an important development that should not be stifled by a standard but rather seen as a world leading standard for bicycle parking.

View Page 9 of the Securabike Handbook

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N EW H ANDBO OK                                      New “Perimeter Security & Gate Handbook” This highly valued Leda handbook h a s b e e n expanded from 100 to 160 pages and contains a number of new technical articles, additional information and features that will be of special interest to government bodies specifiers and security consultants. In addition many new high security products (PAS68 certified ad engineered solutions) have been added. The new updated Securagate edition will be formally launched at this years “Security 2013” conference and exhibition at Sydney’s exhibition centre (24-26th July), however if you would like to receive a copy earlier you can now download the handbook (20mb) from our website or order one by emailing us at sales@ledasecurity. com.au Print off a Copy Now

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GAT E S                                      McColls Transport Leda’s Victorian branch recently installed another large industrial cantilever gate system at McColls transport terminal at Geelong. The gate is a 10mt long industrial unit that is located at the busy front entrance.

Australian Federal Police As part of many changes to the Adelaide Airport precinct, Leda has again been engaged to manufacture a track gate system under specific consultants instructions for the Australian Federal Police K9 unit.

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ANZ STADIUM SYDNEY

                                    Leda’s Sydney installation team recently completed an interesting fencing project for Watpac Constructions at the ANZ Stadium Sydney. The project involved fencing and gates being installed around the perimeter of a new practice and warm up area for competing cricketers. The completion of this facility should see more cricket events being scheduled and played at the ANZ stadium over the next few seasons.

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GAT E S                                      An Engineered Solution Leda continues to gain a reputation as the “Go to Company” in handling the difficult and high security gate projects as was the case in Melbourne recently with a very large and heavy “raked” gate.

and a set of pedestrian turnstiles for their gate house. The large exit gate needed to span over a driveway of more than ten meters, space was restricted and the rake across the road was extremely severe.

George Weston Foods, our client is a large and busy food manufacturer operating twenty four hours a day provided a challenging brief to our Victorian staff. Leda were engaged to design, manufacture and install the large cantilever exit gate

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D RI VE SYS TEMS                                      New Gate Drive Systems On large/long gates particularly those painted or dark colours there is the likelihood of bending occurring to the gates in very hot conditions. This provides the possibility of the drive spindle disengaging from the rack mounted on the gate rendering it inoperable. To overcome this potential problem Leda is now offering two alternative drive systems. The first system uses a heavy duty chain drive while the second is a belt drive system which is slightly more expensive. Both systems can still operate at speeds of 630mm/second.

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GAT E F O U NDATI O N S                                      Shallow Mounted Gate Foundations With the release of Leda’s new gate handbook, a range of shallow mount gate foundation options has been included for the first time. Prefabricated shallow foundations allow for quicker and easier installation of our various cantilever gate systems. These designs are a spin off of the technology developed from our shallow mount bollard systems and

are unique to Leda. The shallow mount gate foundations might not seem revolutionary, but the changes bring significant cost savings and therefore will reshape the industry over time. Leda are rightly proud of these innovations. Details on these new foundations are contained in our new “Perimeter Security and

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Gate Handbook” which can be downloaded from www.ledasecurity.com.au.

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PORTABLE BOOM GATE                                      Portable Boom Gate The new portable boom gate TMHP39 is mounted to a steel frame (1200 x 1200) that can be adjusted with levelling belts. It can be either mains or solar powered. Leda’s engineers also designed a boom joiner allowing us to supply boom arms up to 9mt in length. The unit is designed for handling either by forklift or crane. There is also an option of “trailer mounted” allowing it to be easily transported allowing set up and operational within minutes.

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PVC B OOM A RM                                     

Over the years a small number of customers have found that busy driveways are subject to a higher than normal number of damage incidents to the boom arms. Traffic entrances where queuing is common such as “waste disposal facilities” are a common good

example. This has led to us developing a frangible boom arm option that is quick and more cost effective to replace. The PVC boom arm is drilled to weaken a section of it but not so much that it presents a risk to

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collapsing while operating. We also recommend limiting this boom arm to 4 meters due to the droop that will develop on larger length booms. A 4 meter boom arm is more than sufficient for a single traffic lane making it suitable for

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PO W ER BOLLA RD S                                    New Power Distribution Bollards Leda is now able to offer a new power distribution range of retractable bollards. While there are different models available there are two types. The first is a vertical retractable while the second uses a hinged lid design. Examples of applications include farmer’s markets, local government plazas, roadways and car parks, parks, airports and a variety of other applications.

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B OL LAR D S                                    Dual Bollard System Leda’s Perth office recently installed a dual bollard system to provide vehicular across control and security to the Western Australian Government Cabinet office and car park. Vehicle access control is supplied by five pneumatically operated stainless steel retractable bollards which will have approximately 50-80 operations a day. Traffic lights are built into an additional bollard to provide a clear signal to drivers when they can safely proceed. Leda worked in conjunction with Blue Force Security on the project for the lead contractor Diploma Construction.

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NZ DISTRI B U T OR                                    New – NZ Distributor During the second half of 2012 Leda embarked on a search to appoint a new New Zealand distributor for our “Securapost” and “Securabike” products.

CAM’s contact details in Auckland are: Phone +64 9 443 6711 Fax +64 9 443 6705 website www.securabike.co.nz

We were very impressed by the management at CAM, the synergy of both our companies product lines and the commitment and strategies that CAM demonstrated they would adopt to grow Leda’s products in their market. One of CAMS first projects involved suppling a number of Leda’s “Securapost” security bollards to provide perimeter security to a “Mitsubishi and Hyundai” dealership in Manukau Auckland. The Securapost Bollards are our well known locking and removable model have been installed with additional timber fixed bollards to provide a secure and cost effective security solution.

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DOC KS & D O O R S                                      Latrobe Airport Aircraft Hanger Door Leda were approached in late 2012 to design, manufacture and install a large fully automated bi-fold door for a newly built aircraft hangar. There were severe time restrictions on us to manufacture the product, further complicated by the need to fabricate the door over the Christmas new year period. Fortunately it was manufactured by Leda’s Tuggerah plant within the required time frame and successfully installed by our Victorian installation staff. By all accounts it is opening and closing smoothly and almost silently as designed.

Dock Lift Leda’s loading dock and door business continues to grow. Our most recent scissor lift was recently commissioned for Westgem Investments in the Raine Square office development in the Perth CBD which is on the corner of Wellington Street & William Street. The scissor dock lift was required between the car park surface & lift mezzanine level, which has a distance of 1100mm,

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enabling loads of up to 1000kg to be transported between these levels and reducing manual handling. You can see the extra long ramp in the picture which allowed the scissor lift to be floor mounted as opposed to need a pit which is ideal for suspended slabs. Safety features include a curtain to prevent incursion under the ramp, safety gate at top of the dock and bump bar under the platform. 24


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DOCKS & D O O R S                                      Door Protectors Leda’s SA Installation Manager Greg Wells recently installed six large steel door protectors for Allied Foods in Adelaide. The heavy duty galvanised steel sections were then assembled and installed on site where they are designed to prevent accidental forklift damage to the various sectional doors they protect.

Higher Wind Ratings Leda has been installing a number of high speed doors in Perth and Adelaide for a number of clients recently. Australia can be a windy place at times and the external fold up doors which contain a horizontal strengthening pipe are June 2013 Newsletter |Issue 32

very popular. The reinforcement can improve the wind ratings of 80km/h up to approximately 120km/h.

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FA BR I C D O O R S                                      The pictures are from a PVC fabric door installation from BMA or the Mitsubishi Alliance. The site is at Blackwater coal mine near Emerald in Queensland. Six large doors were required for the mining trucks service area. There are two larger 15.0mt (wide) x 9.0mt (high) and four smaller doors of 5.0 mt (wide) x 6.0mt (high). A large wind loading specification was also required for the doors due to the sites location which Leda’s engineers incorporated into the door designs.

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TECHNICAL INFO                                      Stainless Steel Finishing The majority of Leda’s “Securabike” bicycle parking products and many of our Securapost Bollards are also available in stainless steel. Normally these products are manufactured in grade 304 material or in grade 316 for more corrosive applications. We linish the stainless steel to a “hairline” finish (the accepted level for architectural products), although other surface finish levels are possible if specified. While stainless steel products are generally considered maintenance free what is not widely known is that stainless steel can corrode (commonly referred to as tea staining) during its service life particularly if there is contamination of the surface in aggressive environmental conditions.

as an alternative treatment and finish. Electropolishing of stainless steel also removes all traces of chromium caused by heat from welding or in the fabrication process. Electropolishing requires immersing the finished product in a nitric and hydrofluoric bath. The temperature and duration of the process is determined by the grade of materials as well as the size and shape of the product. The

end result is a product with a superior finish for hostile environments.

To prevent this corroding occurring we recommend “electropolishing” (pickling)

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