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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,...

PSIA approves the Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) 1.0 specification

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) announces it has approved the Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) 1.0 specification. The PSIA has been working with a broad group of industry pioneers in the access control industry to come up with this specification, which is likely to have a significant influence on the future of secure mobile credentials. Mohammad Soleimani, the Chief Technology Officer of Kastle Systems and the Chairman of the SCI Work Group, introduced this concep...

TDSi launches new additions to its powerful GARDiS integrated access management software, with the new Version 2.2

Integrated security systems manufacturer, TDSi is proud to announce the launch of exciting new additions to its powerful GARDiS integrated access management software, in the new Version 2.2. New features added to the GARDiS platform Version 2.2 include integration with the STid BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) mobile device authentication portal, integration with the RS485 wireless locks from ASSA Abloy and SimonsVoss, integration with the new TDSi GARDiS VU VMS software, and a new Cause and Effect E...

ASSA ABLOY’s Code Handle offers a secure and cost-efficient access control solution for primary schools

ASSA ABLOY’s Code Handle door entry solution is a simple solution for keeping private rooms very private, in order to allow access only to those who require it and authorised personnel. Code Handle door entry solution The PIN code setting of the Code Handle access control solution allows users to keep control of who has access, particularly important when they want to keep items away from children. In primary schools, Code Handle protects each and every room that staff and security don&...

ASSA ABLOY explains important wireless access solutions for healthcare facilities

Security at healthcare premises has never been higher on the agenda. Patients expect safety and privacy. Yet many medical locations must be open and accessible around the clock. The protection of drugs, vaccines, equipment and data makes it critical to know who accesses where, and when. Mechanical lock-and-key security was not designed to meet these challenges. Wireless locking devices provide the easiest upgrade or replacement for any access system based on mechanical or magnetic locks. Smartc...

ASSA ABLOY’s Code Handle digital PIN locking device ensures authorised access to school staff rooms and equipment stores

Staff and school administrators can relax, when they know private rooms and equipment stores in schools are properly secured. Currently, many teachers must carry around cumbersome keys, in order to ensure that pupils do not enter rooms, which could put themselves or valuable school equipment at risk. With ASSA ABLOY’s Code Handle electronic locking solution, this is possible without having to constantly lock and unlock doors with keys. Instead, a PIN is all that is required to ensure auth...

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions announce integration of its Aperio wireless technology with Qumulex’s QxControl unified cloud-based solution

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions has announced the integration of their Aperio wireless lock technology with QxControl, from Qumulex, Inc., a global innovator in cloud-based, unified video surveillance and access control solutions.  ASSA ABLOY - Qumulex partnership “The vision for Qumulex was to offer a cloud-based video and access control solution that also allows you to manage both together, in an open architecture environment,” said Tom Buckley, the Vice President (VP) for Mark...

PROTECH to introduce TDSi’s GARDiS access control solutions portfolio to the North America market at Global Security Exchange 2021

PROTECH, the North American subsidiary of VITAPROTECH of France, will announce the introduction of its group sister company, TDSi of the United Kingdom, into the US access control market, at the Global Security Exchange 2021 (GSX 2021) event, taking place in Orlando, Florida. TDSi provides fully integrated access control and security solution that is both, cost-effective for customers and drives margin generation for the business. GARDiS solutions roll out in North America The powerful GARDiS...

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 provides PULSE locking technology to enhance security at a housing block in Maunula

When renovation is required, many multi-family housing organisations also take the opportunity to upgrade door security. Managing multiple units and regular tenancy changes with mechanical lock-and-key technology is time-consuming and inefficient. It can also create security vulnerabilities when keys are lost. An easier, electronic solution without wires or batteries will save management time and money. This was the challenge faced at Metsäpurontie 20, a housing cooperative in Maunula, Hel...

Triton master key system from ASSA ABLOY helps transform access management at Bath NHS Trust

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust is the latest healthcare site to benefit from Triton², a patented, high-security master key system from ASSA ABLOY, delivering assured security and key control. The Trust’s Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and Brownsword Therapies Centre is a key facility to take advantage of the Triton² system. Opening in 2019 at the main Royal United Hospitals site in the Weston area of Bath, the Centre is an outpatient facilit...

LifeSafety Power attains LenelS2 factory certification under the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP)

LifeSafety Power, an ASSA ABLOY company, has announced that it has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). LifeSafety Power’s NetLink NL4 and NLX Network Communication Modules interface with OnGuard access control software versions 8.0 and 7.6, to provide advanced power management for enterprise access control systems. NetLink modules interface with OnGuard platform NetLink adds proactive monitoring and management capabilities to...

ASSA ABLOY releases Vertical Gate Closer integrated with 3D Cam-Motion technology for easy and secure gate access

In suburban gardens or a castle portcullis, a gate only works when it is properly closed. Leaving it open instantly creates a security risk. ASSA ABLOY’s Vertical Gate Closer shuts almost any gate tight automatically, both at residential and commercial properties. The Vertical Gate Closer removes any chance for human error. Plus, integrated with advanced 3D Cam-Motion technology on the inside, it ensures everyone can open and close the gate effortlessly. Vertical Gate Closer The gate ma...

ASSA ABLOY announces the acquisition of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands

ASSA ABLOY has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands (SPB) for a purchase price of MUSD 4,300 on a cash and debt free basis. Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division is a renowned provider of security, plumbing, and builders’ hardware products to the North American residential segment, with a diversified product offering of locksets, faucets, and builders´ hardware. Hardware and Home I...

GET Dynamic partners with Comelit and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions to provide smart home automation for Live Oasis Deansgate residents

Property developers and residents at luxury apartment development - Live Oasis Deansgate, are the first to benefit from an all-encompassing building automation system, which is operable from one single app, designed by GET Dynamic, in partnership with Comelit and ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions. Smart mobile-first solution The new smart mobile-first solution, being debuted at Live Oasis in Manchester, enables property owners, YPP Lettings and Management Company Ltd, to more efficiently manage the...

ASSA ABLOY acquires Omni-ID in the US

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Omni-ID, a manufacturer of RFID tags and industrial IoT hardware devices for passive and active tagging, tracking, monitoring, and alerting applications, based in the US. "I am very pleased to welcome Omni-ID into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Omni-ID is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group and reinforces our current RFID and IoT offering and provides complementary growth opportunities,” says Nico Delvaux, President, and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. Expanding...

ASSA ABLOY acquires Capitol Door Service to strengthen their business in the Western U.S

ASSA ABLOY acquires Capitol Door Service, a pedestrian door distributor, and service company in California, Nevada, and Arizona. "I am very pleased to welcome Capitol Door Service into the ASSA ABLOY Group. I welcome this complementary addition, specialising in entrance automation, to our business,” says Nico Delvaux, President, and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. Strong market position “Capitol Door Service with its strong market position will further strengthen our geographic coverage in Wes...

ASSA ABLOY introduces ‘Upgrade Your Openings’ program to address the changing needs of building occupants

ASSA ABLOY introduces its ‘Upgrade Your Openings’ program to support facility managers in addressing the changing needs of building occupants. With businesses, offices, and schools continuing to return to the workplace, efforts are being made to integrate touchless and automated solutions to create safer, healthier environments. Latest building requirements As part of the initiative, ASSA ABLOY is helping building managers address three emerging trends affecting commercial spaces...

ASSA ABLOY installs eCLIQ electronic access control to enhance security for Hydreaulys

The responsibilities of the modern facilities manager combine site security with employee health and safety. At Hydreaulys, a French water and waste management utility, a simple switch to programmable key-based access control helped them make improvements on both counts. Complex security and workflow challenges throughout the utilities sector can push static, mechanical master-key systems beyond their limit. To upgrade their mechanical locking system, the Hydreaulys facilities team prioritised...

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...

ASSA ABLOY SARGENT EcoFlex® Technology electrified mortise lock achieves Living Product Challenge certification

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions announces that the SARGENT 8200 Series Electrified Mortise Lock with EcoFlex® Technology has achieved Living Product Challenge certification from the International Living Future Institute. Satisfying stringent compliance criteria to receive the Declare label, architects, designers and specifiers now have an additional electrified locking hardware solution with this higher level of certification, along with other products from ASSA ABLOY, to meet all their green b...

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...

ASSA ABLOY explains how wireless access control boosted security in the education sector

With a combination of duty of care, valuable equipment and personal data, the education sector presents one of security’s biggest challenges. Choosing the right access control solution is critical. Could going wireless be an option? The ideal access control solution for a school, college or university should provide control without complexity — and make security management more streamlined and user-friendly in the process. It should save every institution both time and money. Secur...

ASSA ABLOY introduces HES ES100 wireless electric strike to provide retrofit solution for remote control and monitoring

ASSA ABLOY announces the launch of the HES ES100 wireless electric strike, combining the features of the HES 1500 and 1600 Series electric strikes with Aperio® wireless technology to provide an easy, affordable retrofit solution for remote control and monitoring. As the newest addition to the Aperio family of real-time wireless solutions, the HES ES100 concealed electric strike works in conjunction with the Securitron R100 surface-mounted reader to retrofit an opening with online access con...