Loughborough University has selected the ASSA CLIQ® Remote system from the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group to help secure its plant control rooms. With more than 18,000 students at Loughborough University for 2018-19, the award-winning ASSA CLIQ® Remote technology has been used across the site for a range of different applications, including teaching laboratories and offices. Its success as a security and access control solution has led to it being extended to cover the university’s plant control rooms too. Providing an easy-to-use electromechanical locking system, the ASSA CLIQ® Remote solution uses high-end micro-electronics and programmable keys and cylinders to offer flexible control over access rights. ASSA CLIQ® Remote solution Loughborough University can programme and update each key remotely, removing or granting access privileges for the key holder in real-time. This allows only those with the necessary authority at the university to enter a plant control room. Furthermore, the system removes the security risks associated with lost or stolen keys, eliminating the time and cost spent on replacing a mechanical lock. For staff that have access to these areas and then leave the university, their access rights can be easily be removed by using the system’s simple, web-based interface, ensuring ex-employees and contractors never pose a security risk. ASSA CLIQ® Remote also provides a full audit trail for assured peace of mind around who has accessed the plant control rooms and - because the locks are powered by a battery inside the programmable ASSA CLIQ® Remote key - no extra wiring is required when installing the system. Wireless electronics locks Phil Sheppard, Senior Clerk of Works at Loughborough University, said: “For us, a big advantage to ASSA CLIQ® Remote is that its electronics effectively extend the patent of the key indefinitely. The system cannot be copied, which means ASSA CLIQ® Remote provides a long-lasting access control solution.” “The audit capabilities of the system are also really useful, ensuring we know exactly who accessed a plant control room, and when. The system can be extended really easily as well, which has been another key reason why we continue to use ASSA CLIQ® Remote to meet our access control needs across the university.” “Ultimately, by working with a trusted manufacturer such as ASSA ABLOY, we can be safe in the knowledge that only authorised individuals can access the university’s plant control rooms.” Secure access control solution Sean Falkinder, National Sales Manager for ASSA CLIQ® Remote, adds: “We have provided a range of solutions for Loughborough University over the years, and the use of ASSA CLIQ® Remote for the university’s plant control rooms is just the latest success story. We’re delighted that the technology is able to provide such a safe and secure access control solution for the site.”
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.”
ASSA ABLOY cam action door closers ensure that the doors are light to open while retaining closing power A South Yorkshire District General Hospital has been supplied with a range of hardware by ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door opening solutions. South Yorkshire hospital is a 500-bed hospital, run by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Each year the hospital treats around 150,000 patients along with 95,500 A&E patients. Meeting equality regulations Foris Solutions worked closely with the Estates and Facilities team at the hospital to explore a range of hardware solutions. ASSA ABLOY cam action door closers were supplied, to ensure that the doors within the hospital are light to open while retaining closing power; ideal for use by disabled people. This assists in helping to meet the requirements of The Equality Act, specifically BS8300 and Approved Document M of The Building Regulations. Performance in high-usage areas In addition, ASSA modular lock cases were supplied, which are engineered to offer a smooth performance in high usage areas over a number of years, ASSA classic lever handles were also provided. Simon Barrett, Capital Projects Manager at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “South Yorkshire hospital has a historic relationship with ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, and ASSA products are specified throughout the hospital, so it made sense to specify hardware from a brand that we know we can trust.” Health sector experienceMark Thompson, Director at Foris Solutions, said: “ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions have a wealth of experience working within the health sector, we knew that they would be able to provide a reliable hardware schedule, which will be able to stand the test of time, regardless of the high frequency of use.” Sean Falkinder, Regional Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “Public-sector budgets are being squeezed hard as the government strives to deliver its planned reduction in the Budget deficit. Facilities managers in hospitals are charged with the difficult task of prioritising budgets for all areas of maintenance in hospitals. We are increasingly seeing the longer-term cost of projects becoming more of a priority; we supply quality products that offer good whole life costing, through reducing maintenance, repair and replacement expenditure.”
New counter stocks ASSA ABLOY products including door closers & UNION StrongBOLT mortice locks Lincoln Security has opened a new trade counter that showcases products from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions. The new trade counter stocks a range of ASSA ABLOY UK products including door closers, UNION’s popular StrongBOLT® mortice locks, as well as panic and emergency device exits from the Eximo® range. Showcasing strong security product portfolio Paul Tapfield, Trade Counter Manager at Lincoln Security, said: “At Lincoln Security we are trusted to protect some of the most critical national infrastructure sites in the UK, so we need to be assured that the products we provide offer the quality our customers need. “Having worked with ASSA ABLOY for over thirty years, we have confidence that their strong product portfolio, with heritage brands such as UNION, will provide quality security solutions to protect buildings, contents and personnel.” Sean Falkinder, Regional Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “We have a longstanding relationship with Lincoln Security and have worked with them extensively on a range of projects over the years, from specialist hospitals to supplying the Canal and River Trust. “This year has seen a renewed focus on our trade customers so we are delighted that Lincoln Security have chosen our products for their trade counter.” The trade counter also stocks UNION’s Optimus3 and 2C2 lock cases and J1000 furniture.
Twin Combi 5800 cylinders wer installed to provide high security and resistance to any known method of picking ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has supplied products to the Canal & River Trust, which takes care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. The charity is responsible for maintaining canals and rivers that are often over 200 years old, as well as protecting the network of bridges, embankments, towpaths, aqueducts, docks and reservoirs. The British waterway network is an important part of British heritage and provides a vital environmental resource for residents, schools and tourists to interact with history and wildlife. Lincoln Security specified UNION and ASSA products, to be fitted throughout pump houses, front gates and meeting rooms, to provide controlled access to the facilities across England and Wales, ensuring that the canals and rivers are open and safe for visitors to enjoy. UNION’s euro-profile StrongBOLTTM lock case was supplied, which is ideal for first or retrofit installation, as its design eliminates the need for tooling to avoid spoiling the aesthetics of doors. UNION has a range of StrongBOLTTM products including Euro and Oval profile cylinders lock cases that could be suited across the entire installation. ASSA’s Twin Combi 5800 cylinders were also installed to provide high security and resistance to any known method of picking, the cylinder also allows for master key systems to be integrated for continuity of key management. ASSA’s 3088 deadlock was also supplied and connected to the intruder alarm, to allow the system to be set when the key triggers the switch. Sean Falkinder, Sales Development Manager at Lincoln Security, said: “Some of the Trust’s buildings are listed, so we had to come up with a solution to allow the entrances to be on the new masterkey system, without unnecessary mortising to the precious doors. So, we designed surface fitting housings to accept UNION’s horizontal cases and the ASSA cylinder, so any marks left on the door would be covered.” Paul Johnson, Commercial Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “Canals and rivers are a national asset of intrinsic value, reflecting Britain’s emergence as the first industrial nation. So it is fitting that UNION, a heritage brand that still manufactures in the UK, has been able to provide a solution to help protect and conserve Britain’s waterways for future generations to enjoy.”