Intuitive tool provides step-by-step key system design. ASSA ABLOY, the pioneer in access solutions, announced the release of an improved and streamlined version of their Key System Design Studio. Introduced in 2017 by Medeco, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, the Key System Design Studio is a user-friendly online portal that walks the master key customer through each phase of designing a new master key system. The new and improved version includes features to make master key design even easier, such as drag and drop keying tree, and the ability to upload door schedules for increased system design accuracy. In addition, the Key System Design Studio has expanded its support for master key design to ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin, SARGENT and Yale. “When the Key System Design Studio was first developed, our goal was to make the ordering and management of Medeco master key systems easier and more convenient for customers,” said Bill Grambo, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY. “Expanding this support to include Corbin Russwin, SARGENT and Yale key systems means that even more customers can take advantage of these efficiencies. The new features in this updated version will streamline the overall design and ordering process, resulting in reduced master key order processing times.” Key System Design Studio Key System Design Studio guides the user through a series of easy to understand and intuitive steps Master key system design is a complex process that typically requires in-depth knowledge about the fundamentals of master keying and system structure. ASSA ABLOY’s unique Key System Design Studio removes this complexity by guiding the user through a series of easy to understand and intuitive steps to build their ideal master key system. More experienced users can upload their own door schedules or keying plans, and then progress to placing accurate orders with ease. Key System Design Studio features and benefits User-friendly interface for capturing information, ensures no delays due to missing details Drag and drop keying tree feature makes system design even easier Dynamic upload and download feature allow users to upload their own door schedules for automatic population, and download finalised systems for their records/use Submit a product order along with the new system request, eliminating an extra step
ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT released a new status indicator for, respectively, the ML2000 Series and 8200 Series mortice locks. Featuring the largest viewing window available on the market, a reflective coating for improved clarity in low light conditions and a patent-pending curved design, these mortice lock status indicators combine emergency preparedness and enhanced privacy to meet the needs of any type of facility. “Schools, offices and all types of commercial spaces need to prioritise safety and create inclusive environments,” says Bill Grambo, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY. “Our mortice lock status indicators make it easier to see if a door is locked from a distance and at almost any angle, thereby avoiding awkward disturbances or interruptions and enabling a more secure and private experience in a given space.” Improving security through efficient design With its viewing window 25% larger than other indicators on the market and a reflective coating, it’s easier to see the lock status on these indicators, even in low-light conditions. Because of the curved design, it’s also possible to view the lock status from any angle. Available in both sectional and escutcheon trim, these mortice lock status indicators help users secure an opening and determine more quickly when that opening is locked. Quickly seeing that a room is occupied can avoid awkward moments in restrooms in public facilities ASSA ABLOY’s mortice lock status indicator also offers the option to include engraving on the lock escutcheon or sectional plate to visually confirm the direction to turn the key or thumbturn to lock or unlock the door. By clearly displaying the status of an opening, ASSA ABLOY’s latest mortice lock status indicators prevent interruptions when a person attempts to open a locked door. Quickly seeing that a room is occupied can avoid awkward moments in restrooms in public facilities. Enhanced safety and privacy These indicators can also prevent classroom interruptions, maintain a secure and quiet environment in rooms for nursing mothers, and keep a space distraction-free for office meetings or employee meditation. The result is an inclusive environment where end users can focus and enjoy a more peaceful experience. Upgrading to the latest mortice lock status indicators is quick and easy. For facilities with existing ML2000 or 8200 series mortise locks, an upgrade kit is available with either escutcheon or sectional trim to secure to the lock body. The upgrade kit uses the existing door preparation and leaves no holes. Security and individual privacy are increasingly important in all manner of spaces, and ASSA ABLOY’s latest mortice lock status indicators provide both of these experiences. The ease of installation facilitates safety and comfort in facilities ranging from education to healthcare to commercial buildings, and the industry-leading features signal what’s next in the evolution of inclusive spaces.
ASSA ABLOY announces their latest innovation in keypad access, the Yale nexTouch Keypad Exit Trim. Available in touchscreen or pushbutton models, this exit trim provides key-free convenience as an upgrade or retrofit solution for exit devices in commercial, multi-use and multi-family environments. “From small business office spaces to commercial facilities to multi-family residences, the move to keyless devices can improve security and simplify access control,” said Bill Grambo, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY. Avoiding security issues “The Yale nexTouch Keypad Exit Trim makes this transition easier, being specifically designed to meet customer demand for a keypad door lock that is compatible with exit devices such as push or panic bars.” The Yale nexTouch Exit Trim features patented adjustable mounting posts that allow for installation on many types of existing exit devices, without requiring additional mounting hardware. Pushbutton and capacitive touchscreen models are available, and both can support 500 unique user codes. The Yale nexTouch Keypad Exit Trim helps future-proof all types of facilities for evolving technology As a result, commercial and multi-family environments can upgrade or retrofit their existing exit door hardware with simplified installation and avoid security issues and costs associated with lost keys. Not only does the Yale nexTouch Keypad Exit Trim support upgrades from mechanical keys, it also helps future-proof all types of facilities for evolving technology. Keypad access solutions With the addition of a module in the back of the lock, the exit trim is capable of supporting data- on-card or wireless technology, so commercial spaces, mixed-use properties and multi- family facilities can add more advanced security as requirements change and grow. This exit trim also has a 9V battery backup and privacy mode function for enhanced security. It offers voice-guided programming in three languages and meets ADA requirements. Available in a range of finishes and lever styles, it complements the design of any facility. The nexTouch Keypad Exit Trim joins the Cylindrical and Sectional Mortise as the latest innovation in Yale’s nexTouch keypad access solutions. The full range of Yale nexTouch products will also be featured at GSX 2019, where ASSA ABLOY (booth #1303) will showcase the latest in security solutions.