ASSA ABLOY EMEA News

The importance of sustainability for ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions

It is estimated that more than 80% of a product’s environmental impact is determined by its design. Hence, getting it right from the beginning is better than trying to improve an existing product. ASSA ABLOY’s approach is to embed sustainability in product development from the very start. Only by understanding the full life-cycle impact of each solution, can we truly tackle the embodied and operational carbon within our built environment. This approach demands new ways of thinking,...

ASSA ABLOY to acquire Arran Isle to add products and solutions to their core business

ASSA ABLOY has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arran Isle, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of door and window hardware in the UK and Ireland. "I look forward to welcoming Arran Isle into the ASSA ABLOY Group. This acquisition delivers on our strategy to add complementary products and solutions to our core business,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. Developing innovative products "Arran Isle is an excellent addition to our business and in particular E...

ASSA ABLOY announces the release of new ‘Fire Doorsets’ practice guide, in support of Fire Door Safety Week 2021 campaign

To help support the Fire Door Safety Week 2021 campaign, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has announced the launch of a new best practice guide - ‘Fire Doorsets’ guide, on how to specify, install, maintain and inspect fire-certified doorsets in residential and commercial buildings. ‘Fire Doorsets’ guide The ‘Fire Doorsets’ best practice guide has been compiled, based on the knowledge and expertise of ASSA ABLOY’s FDIS-trained inspectors, a...

ASSA ABLOY signs an agreement to sell their locksmith business CERTEGO to Nalka Invest

ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to sell its Nordic locksmith business CERTEGO to Nalka Invest, which invests in small- and medium-sized businesses primarily in the Nordic region. This transaction reinforces the strategic focus on the core security solutions business of the ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEIA Division. CERTEGO is a pioneer locksmith and security solutions installation business in the Nordic region. It provides planning, installation and managing of mechanical, electro-mechanic...

Meet international locking standards without compliance headaches with ASSA ABLOY’s CY110 locking system

Standards and compliance perform a critical, if underappreciated, role for security and facility managers. They set a quality baseline for locking and security hardware. They help customers quickly compare attributes across products. An insurance provider probably requires security to meet relevant standards. Taking a short-cut could prove an expensive mistake, should the worst happen and one needs to claim. Importance of meeting standards “Not all affordable mechanical locking meets ev...

ASSA ABLOY adds cloud management capability to the Incedo Business access control solution

Incedo access management from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions is created for businesses on the move, who need a flexible security solution which grows with them. Now security managers managing an Incedo Business solution can work remotely, too — while maintaining complete control over their building’s access points. Incedo connects security software and hardware within a single, seamless platform. To accommodate the restless change and disruption of modern business life, Incedo enables...

ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless locks and AXIS Entry Manager access control software integration offers a cost-efficient system for end users

Businesses are always looking for cost-efficient solutions to upgrade their security level. AXIS Entry Manager’s customers can now extend access control efficiently and affordably with Aperio battery-powered locks from ASSA ABLOY. Online integration of the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller with Aperio cylinders, escutcheons and locks give facility managers real-time control over more doors. Administrators continue to manage every locking point from one AXIS Entry Manager interface, there...

Wireless electronic security could save money at every stage of its life-cycle

Installation, operation and expansion: electronic access control has costs attached to every stage of its lifetime. Of course, the benefits over mechanical locking outweigh these costs. And they could outweigh them even farther, if you choose the right locking technology: wireless.  Installation is where it all begins. Installation stage is also the largest contributor to the potential cost saving in choosing wireless. In calculations for a recent cost savings report, ASSA ABLOY experts ex...

ASSA ABLOY releases a white paper discussing why specifiers should care about inclusive design for doors

When talking about inclusive design, many people immediately think of those with a disability or specific, specialist requirements. While inclusive design encompasses the needs of these people, its key objective is to make a site inclusive for all, no matter what. In fact, despite public perception and the wheelchair being the symbol for accessibility, less than 8 per cent of disabilities require the use of a wheelchair. Whether it’s the elderly, disabled or children, everyone should be a...

What are the physical security challenges of smart cities?

The emergence of smart cities provides real-world evidence of the vast capabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT). Urban areas today can deploy a variety of IoT sensors to collect data that is then analysed to provide insights to drive better decision-making and ultimately to make modern cities more livable. Safety and security are an important aspect of smart cities, and the capabilities that drive smarter cities also enable technologies that make them safer. We asked this week’s Expert...

What are the challenges of retrofits, and how can they be overcome?

Retrofit projects provide new levels of physical security modernisation to existing facilities. However, retrofits come with their own set of challenges that can frustrate system designers and defy the efforts of equipment manufacturers. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the biggest challenges of retrofit projects, and how can they be overcome?

Businesses realise data is critical and physical security for servers is more important than ever

Businesses, large and small, create data which needs protecting, whether in an onsite server room or co-located at a data centre. When a business imagines a corporate data breach, they’re probably picturing black-hat hackers pursued by cybercrime investigators. The reality is often more mundane. Only around a half of breaches involve hacking, according to one recent report. Gaps in the physical security, the business’ data and servers are equally important targets. Perhaps the compa...

ASSA ABLOY Code Handle PIN lock deployed at Fylab, Spain

In all medical settings, people are coming and going all day. Therapists leave their personal belongings in changing rooms, patients want privacy in consulting rooms, open or unlocked doors can be an invitation to opportunists.   Yet, keeping track of mechanical keys can be a tiresome task for a small practice. There is a solution: The Code Handle PIN lock from ASSA ABLOY.   Keyless access solution  In Irun, in Spain’s Basque country, Fylab sought easy electronic door sec...

ASSA ABLOY secures Centre Hospitalier Métropole Savoie with its Aperio locking technology

As in every health facility, security for the Haute Savoie region’s new hospital presented a complex challenge. Access control required multiple checkpoints and access rights tailored to individual staff and contractors. Real-time control, enabling managers to respond proactively including by opening and closing doors remotely, was another essential. To meet their security challenges, managers selected Aperio® locking technology integrated online with an ARD access management system....

ASSA ABLOY’s Code Handle protects Fylab physiotherapy practice with secure PIN-operated handles

In all medical settings, people are coming and going all day. Therapists leave their personal belongings in changing rooms, patients want privacy in consulting rooms, open or unlocked doors can be an invitation to opportunists. Yet keeping track of mechanical keys can be a tiresome task for a small practice. There is a solution: the Code Handle PIN lock from ASSA ABLOY. In Irun, in Spain’s Basque country, Fylab sought easy electronic door security for their consulting rooms. These rooms h...

ASSA ABLOY’s CLIQ wireless key access control system powers all electromechanical cylinders and padlocks

In a world where many electronic access systems offer greater convenience and flexibility than mechanical keys, what can really make the difference? Instead of being tied to mains electricity, what if one could carry the power with them? With a CLIQ wireless access control system, a battery inside each key powers all electromechanical CLIQ cylinders and padlocks. Authorised key-holders carry a single battery-powered key programmed with only their pre-defined access permissions. Keeping the solu...

ASSA ABLOY SMARTair offers real-time access control for building security

What could real-time access control do for your building security? In an instant, upgrading to real-time control boosts the intelligence of an access system, relaying live event reports and enabling you to change the security status of any door or user at any time. Real-time access control with wireless online locking provides options that do not exist with offline systems. With real-time functionality, facility managers get audit trails and change access rights for any door, user or credential...

ASSA ABLOY's CLIQ web manager provides ample of customisation options for its users

One can customise the way they want to run their own CLIQ® access control installation. The CLIQ® Web Manager makes it easy to program, reprogram or audit every CLIQ® key, cylinder, padlock or updater. And because the interface is accessible from anywhere with a Web connection, via secure login over https:// and multifactor authentication if required, one can manage access whenever and wherever they choose. ASSA ABLOY’s intuitive CLIQ® Web Manager boosts one's efficiency....

ASSA ABLOY’s Code Handle with an integrated electronic PINpad keeps private spaces safe from potential intruders

You don’t need to continue using keys and key cards. When you want effective first-line security for private doors in public spaces, you no longer need cumbersome kit. To keep opportunist hands off your belongings, the Code Handle 4-digit code-operated electronic handle locks without any wires, expensive hardware or software, mechanical keys or changes to your existing doors. PIN codes unlock so many features of our daily lives, from a smartphone to your online bank account. Now you can u...

Villiers-le-Bel city administrators select ABLOY’s PROTEC2 and CLIQ electromechanical locking solution to fix lost key problem

One French town just north of Paris faced familiar key management challenges. Each person in their Municipal Technical Centre had to carry approximately forty physical keys. If a single key was lost or stolen, for even one door, all compromised cylinders had to be changed. To prevent unauthorised access, all the keys had to be replaced, too — at great expense. Key duplication costs were mounting. “One lost key cost from €3,000 to €4,000 for changing cylinders and replacing...

ASSA ABLOY provides wireless access solutions at workplaces through smartphone applications

In business and at home, the smartphone is a remote control for our lives. It’s a calendar and a credit card. We book holidays and do our daily banking. With video calling technology, we can even be in two places at once (or make it seem that way). Could there be untapped potential in using mobile phones for access control, too? According to official EU data, by 2016 94% of European large businesses were issuing their workers with some sort of connected mobile device. We seem to use our s...

ASSA ABLOY’s eCLIQ locking system provides electronic, secure and wireless access

You can work smarter and more sustainably when electronic locks and keys power your security. An electronic locking solution minimises security risks when keys go missing. With an eCLIQ system from ASSA ABLOY, you can manage everyone’s access from anywhere, at any time — electronically, securely and wirelessly. Based on award-winning CLIQ access control technology, the eCLIQ system is built around precise locking mechanics and high-end microelectronics. A battery inside each program...

ASSA ABLOY’s Code Handle with built-in PIN-pad protects private rooms from unauthorised access

You don't have eyes in the back of your head. It is impossible to keep watch over every private door in a public-facing space: the storeroom in a shop or pharmacy, or the toilet for staff use only. That's when you need Code Handle. This simple, secure, easy-to-fit handle with a built-in PIN-pad locks the door for you — with no wiring, no expensive access control system, no cumbersome keys and no major changes to your current door. Code Handle works with an electronic PIN code to make sure...

ASSA ABLOY's Door Group upgrades security of Network Rail’s remote signal rooms with high security doorsets

Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has supplied a number of high security steel doorsets to Network Rail for the upgrade of its remote signal rooms. The project was commissioned through Kent-based trade customer Taylor Refit, who removed the existing doors and installed new high security steel doorsets certified to LPS 1175 security ratings from the Powershield range. Network Rail specified that the high security doors supplied needed to offer maximum protectio...