ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions News

ASSA ABLOY welcomes new Building Safety Bill

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has welcomed the new Building Safety Bill, which will drastically overhaul building regulations in England and Wales. Introduced in the House of Commons on 5 July, the bill is the next step in ground-breaking reforms that will create lasting generational change and set out a clear pathway for how high-rise residential buildings should be constructed, maintained and made safe. Considerations such as inclusive design and fire door safety maintenance...

ASSA ABLOY brings Floor Springs for smooth opening and closing performance to meet compliance demands

Entrance design is about making a great first impression. Yet the journey from architect’s vision to the front face of a building can demand compromises, especially where heavy doors need closing aids for safe, barrier-free operation. Floor Springs make use comfortable and compliant, for any door, without clutter or unsightly furniture. When an entrance needs to impress, the architect aims to realise their design undiluted. Achieving this can pose a major challenge when eye-catching, heav...

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions embraces BIM to smooth specification and installation of door security solutions

BIM (building information modeling) provides a process for creating and managing information during the building lifecycle and beyond. BIM is often equated with 3D modeling of construction projects, but the visual component is just part of the value of BIM. Additional data, such as specifications and other documentation, is also part of the process, underlying the visual aspects, helping to drive decision making and providing immediate access to detailed information about all facets of the buil...

Wire-free, mobile first and data rich? The future of access control is within almost anyone’s reach

The 2020s will be a wireless decade in access control, says Russell Wagstaff from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA. He examines the trends data, and looks beyond mobile keys to brand new security roles for the smartphone. The benefits of wire-free electronic access control are well rehearsed. They are also more relevant than ever. A wireless solution gives facility managers deeper, more flexible control over who should have access, where and when, because installing, operating and integrating...

ASSA ABLOY helps businesses save money and boost security with their Openow mobile access solution for SMARTair

The smartphone is changing access control and security management at every scale and level, from global corporations to small companies. Making the switch to mobile access control, however, can seem daunting. Questions may arise around cost, practicality and the potential need for new door hardware. Yet going mobile is actually a lot simpler and quicker than many think, as one new guide explains. Data from the recent Wireless Access Control Report 2021 suggests almost two-thirds of organisation...

ASSA ABLOY five ironmongery tips to manage social distancing and limit contact with doors

Installers and specifiers are still not fully aware of the many options available to them to help manage social distancing and limit direct contact with ironmongery and doors, says the ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK&I. In line with a recently updated guide from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers and Finishes and Interior Sector, which outlines how business owners can use partitioning and ironmongery to help manage social distancing, ASSA ABLOY’s extensive portfolio means its prod...

Makita Slovakia chooses ASSA ABLOY’s Incedo™ platform solution to manage access for multiple door types

It can be a challenge to find an ideal electronic lock for every opening, and then to manage them all within a single, integrated solution. All too often, security procurement involves difficult compromises: A system that works perfectly for one door or department leaves another where the same solution doesn’t quite meet its needs. Range of access control solutions A newly built commercial premises in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, power-tool manufacturer Makita stocks and distributes...

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions’ SMARTair i-gate Electronic Padlock offers real-time electronic access control almost anywhere

With resistance to attack and extreme weather, wire-free installation and battery-powered operation, the new SMARTair i-gate Electronic Padlock is built for use almost anywhere. This new device in the SMARTair wireless access control range enables facility managers to add real-time control to non-electrified gates, cupboards, cabinets, closets, crates and more, wherever they are and whatever the climate. SMARTair i-gate Electronic Padlock For many organisations, security and access needs to n...

ASSA ABLOY's Code Handle digital locking solution helps transform interior door security in just 26 seconds

A new Code Handle digital PIN lock can be fitted to a standard interior door in less than half a minute. In this short space of time, security for private offices, stock rooms, staff toilets, equipment stores, consulting rooms, home offices, boardrooms and more can get a major security upgrade, with no wires, no keys and no need to run an access control system. Code Handle Code Handle is a locking handle with a built-in digital PIN keypad. It adds keyless electronic security to almost any int...

ASSA ABLOY’s eCLIQ locking system ensures simplified access management for the Thiepval Museums in France

The Thiepval Museums, in northern France, needed trusted, secure entry and exit control to reduce theft from their premises. User-friendly management of access rights was essential, for both internal and external users. The museums needed a system that will be able to cope easily with changes, site extensions, and two-site operation, and a solution that would remove the need to change all cylinders when an employee loses a key. eCLIQ locking cylinders installed Now, the Historial and Thiepval...

Incedo™ Business Plus from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions provides door access control and a whole lot more

For dynamic businesses, an access and security system must be built to grow. The Incedo platform connects security software and hardware within a single, seamless system, enabling scaling up or down on demand. Now the new Incedo™ Business Plus system management option enables security personnel to control door access alongside third-party solutions for video surveillance, alarms and more — from a unified, intuitive interface. Incedo Business Plus gives facility managers, even more,...

BIM partnership between architect and ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions kept a complex project moving forward

Working with ASSA ABLOY building information modelling (BIM) consultants helped Zarhy Architects and STUDIO PEZ maintain the flow of up-to-date information for a complex, constantly evolving project and left them free to focus on creativity and delivery. Collaboration was key to successful design and building specification for the Broadcom R&D Centre at Tel Aviv University. The ASSA ABLOY BIM consultancy team has experience on projects of every size — from a single door to 15,000 &mda...