Door security - Case studies

Boon Edam revolving doors at Crafthouse Restaurants for protection against elements

When Crafthouse USA CEO and founder Evan Matz moved from Florida to Virginia several years ago, he realized that the sunny, tropical weather had not followed him there. In the winter, at some of his first restaurants, he noticed an issue with the entry. At one property, as customers entered through a pair of swinging doors, the cold winter air rushed inside and everyone in the dining room wanted to be far away from the entrance. At another location, he had a vestibule with two swinging doors; th...

FERMAX 2 Wire System installed on major South London Residential Project

DUOX, the Fermax 2 Wire digital system using stylish VEO video monitors was the system of choice for DUK Construction LTD responsible for the installation of electrical and security systems in this prestigious new development in South London consisting of 88 apartments and 5 communal entrances together with 13 bike and bin storage areas.  DUOX access control system The Fermax system combines the modern innovative 2 wire DUOX access control system with high specification 316 MARINE grade s...

ASSA ABLOY UK aids Silverstone CE Primary School with doorset design

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door opening solutions, has assisted with the design and specification of doorsets and relevant hardware for the new Silverstone CE Primary School. Working alongside Northamptonshire County Council, local firm pHp Architects and contractor Lakehouse Construction, the UK Specification team helped deliver the full-scale build of the two-form entry primary school.  Products specified included 92 ASSA ABLOY laminate-faced...

ProdataKey's cloud access control technology integrates with Dwelo smart apartment platform

ProdataKey (PDK), an innovator of cloud-based networked and wireless access control products and services, and Dwelo LLC, a provider of smart-home solutions purpose-built for apartment owners, managers and residents, has announced a partnership that is seamlessly integrating PDK’s cloud access control technology into the Dwelo smart apartment platform. Dwelo’s web and mobile software, which currently offers apartment dwellers the ability to control smart devices such as light switch...

ABLOY UK's PROTEC2 CLIQ electromechanical cylinders ensure door security at Kensington's Design Museum

Security expert Abloy UK has supplied the Design Museum in Kensington, London, with over 56 PROTEC2 CLIQ electromechanical cylinders to secure doors within the building and form part of a security system that protects high value assets and exhibits. The Design Museum is an innovative new exhibition centre showcasing a number of design features. The building is 10,000 square metres with over 100 staff working at any given time in the building’s three galleries, restaurant, café and...

Allegion UK discusses security solutions and prioritising quality to ensure effective classroom safety

A safe school environment is a prerequisite for productive learning. When students feel as though their safety is compromised, this affects their learning performance. To enhance levels of security, it’s important to know which methods of lockdown are suited and which should be avoided. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for Allegion UK, discusses the importance of bespoke security solutions and prioritising quality. He says, 'Students need to feel safe in order to learn.' Safe and se...

Matrix’s integrated security solution safeguards Ellams' Nairobi manufacturing plant

Ellams, a global manufacturer and supplier of telephone scratch cards based in Nairobi, Kenya, required a foolproof security solution, integrated with access control and video surveillance for their manufacturing units. Matrix provided Ellams with an Integrated Access Control solution comprising of Card based Entry and Exit Readers.                            &nb...

Sielox’s Pinnacle access control system and CLASS lockdown solution secure Upper Township School District

Schools across the U.S. are challenged by safety and security issues that require a broad-based effort to ensure a safe learning environment. School safety initiatives often include technology and human-based solutions, and both play an essential role in preventing and controlling security vulnerabilities throughout a school. The Upper Township School District (UTSD) is a comprehensive community public school district, serving students in pre-school through eighth grade from Upper Township, in...

CLIQ combines mechanical and electronic locking systems for enhanced physical security

Lock and key security has come a long way since Ancient Egypt. Over the centuries, Romans, the lever tumbler and Linus Yale’s pin tumbler all took the technology forward. Each was a significant milestone. But in truth, your average pharaoh would still recognise his clever gadget. The latest advances in key-based electronic access control, on the other hand, would send Rameses into a tailspin. A mechatronic locking system like CLIQ combines high-end mechanical and electronic protection. A...

Allegion highlights benefits of antimicrobial door hardware solutions for healthcare facilities

Cleanliness in healthcare facilities is not only fundamental to the health and safety of patients, it’s also a basic standard set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In fact, maintaining cleanliness in hospitals, GP surgeries, dental surgeries and other care facilities is the linchpin in the system – without it, the highest level of care cannot be provided.  The NHS alone deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours. With constant foot traffic within their facilities, he...

ABLOY UK's Hillsborough BR4 ballistic doors secure London’s O2 Arena

Abloy UK has supplied the O2 Arena in London with Hillsborough BR4 ballistic doors. The aim was to enhance the security of the venue as well as offering protection to its occupants from specialised weapons or gun fire. The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in south east London. It has the second highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the UK and in 2015, the arena was the busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, handling 1,819,487 tickets. This presents...

LOCKEN's access control solution safeguards France's Palais Royal

LOCKEN has entered the Palais Royal, the seat of the country's highest administrative jurisdiction, the equivalent of the British High Court, which owes its name of Council of State to its other role of advising the government on the drafting of legal texts. It is a complex institution, fulfilling multiple tasks, with ever more stringent demands due to the difficult security situation that has arisen in recent years. However, the challenges for LOCKEN do not stop there. Because the Palais Royal...