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NEW INVENTION was unveiled on Monday by a father and son from
Lochans - and it could prove to be a life-saver.
Forsyth and his son Neil have invented a unique window that
can provide an escape route from burning buildings.
window also acts as a deterrent to would-be intruders.
Forsyths have named their invention the SALEM escape window,
or "Saving a Life Every Minute".
prototype window was demonstrated at Bell College, Crichton
University, Dumfries, following its manufacture by college
staff in Hamilton.
innovative window features a safety screen and built-in smoke,
heat and carbon monoxide detectors which activate an alarm
and high-intensity light.
beam shows through thick smoke and gives a clear pathway to
the easy-to-use mechanism to open the window and escape.
development is also a success for partnership working, being
a combined effort by the enterprising Forsyth family, the
college, Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway and Stranraer
Small Towns Initiative.
Hydes, general manager of SE Dumfries and Galloway, said that
everyone had come together to support the Forsyths with their
most innovative idea.
and Neil Forsyth have created a real window of opportunity",
he said"and this is the kind of enterprising spirit
that we want to foster".
Small Towns Initiative has given financial support to have
the window manufactured by the Bell College and the Small
Business Gateway in Stranraer has provided the Forsyths with
market research information and business advice.