Loughborough University has highlighted quality assurance and customer service as key reasons for installing door closers from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, throughout its many buildings.

Loughborough University required a door closer solution that was suitable for all its learning and residential environments, from lecture theatres and seminar rooms to student accommodation and recreational facilities.

ASSA ABLOY DC500 CAM-Motion door closer

After evaluating the options available, the university chose the DC500 CAM-Motion door closer, which has been designed for applications in public, residential or commercial buildings. Featuring CAM-Motion technology to ensure the door is light to open while retaining its closing power, the DC500 is offered with a standard or height-adjustable guide rail, and can be installed in hinge or non-hinge sides, in either standard or frame applications. The door closer is ideal for single action doors up to 1100mm wide, and suitable for fire and smoke protection doors.

Phil Sheppard, Senior Clerk of Works at Loughborough University, explains: “We specify the DC500 door closers from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions based on two critical factors. Firstly, the quality of the door closer cannot be questioned. It is a proven technology with extensive experience in the market. Secondly, should an issue arise, ASSA ABLOY takes the time to put it right – with any other manufacturer, I am not sure that would be the case. ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions are quick to respond to any repairs or modifications that need undertaking, ensuring we are completely satisfied with the service we receive.”

“It is this commitment to quality and level of service that has compelled us to install the DC500 throughout our site, including teaching and research environments, halls of residence, retail buildings and sports facilities.”

Ensuring consistency

Sean Falkinder, Regional Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “We have been working with the university for the past six years and during this time helped to develop a design manual for the team, providing a generic platform that all contractors have to work to for their door opening solutions. This has ensured consistency across the site, guaranteeing the same standard of fittings are used throughout the university.”

“In addition to the DC500 door closer, we have also supplied a variety of other solutions to the Loughborough University from our extensive product portfolio, including UNION’s 2C2 lock cases, J1000 furniture and the keyULTRA master key system, plus the ASSA CLIQ Remote electromechanical cylinder. The fact that we can meet Loughborough University’s security requirements, whatever the application, is another reason for the continued success of our working relationship.”

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