No matter the time of year —and often, no matter the time of day— security professionals have access to training resources from ASSA ABLOY to help make them better at the critical work they do.Both e-learning and on-site opportunities exist for training through ASSA ABLOY and the ASSA ABLOY Academy, which was launched in March 2018 as a consolidation of the organization’s comprehensive training programs.Curriculum at ASSA ABLOY Academy is comprehensive in its range of coursework and enables ongoing professional development for those tasked with the critical role of protecting people and places.
Security professionals working to provide the appropriate level of security and safety at our nation’s schools need not just the right training but also the correct products. To provide the most robust product offerings for schools, ASSA ABLOY has partnered with School Guard Glass™ to develop complete attack-resistant door openings that comply with the 5-aa10 test standards recommended by the FBI’s Active Shooter Report. The openings will be on display at the ASSA ABLOY booth at ALOA 2018.
In an ongoing effort to provide the highest level of customer support, ASSA ABLOY is offering two new mobile apps to ensure that installers are well equipped in the field. The ASSA ABLOY Customer Support App provides a troubleshooting, e-learning and support experience that is immediate and intuitive, while the BILT app simplifies installation with fully interactive, voice narrated step-by-step instructions. Both apps are currently available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices. The Customer Support app is powered with live, interactive video and live chat support from a technician.
ASSA ABLOY introduces new MK40A, MK80/MK80A, and MK100 Series McKinney Concealed Hinges to further complement its range of architectural door accessories. Beautifully disguised, they virtually disappear from view when an opening is closed, while providing aesthetic continuity when a door is open. Refined and minimal, the McKinney Concealed Hinges feature 3-dimension adjustability for easy installation and door alteration. Available to support doors of various sizes and weights and offered on wood and metal doors and frames, McKinney Concealed Hinges provide all of the benefits of a traditional door hinge while remaining remarkably absent from view within a space.
Discover how to turn your dreams into beautiful reality by visiting ASSA ABLOY’s Custom Hardware Design Solutions at the AIA 2018 Expo. The booth will feature custom designs by Marcello Pozzi, the founder and principal of MarceLLO Pozzi Architecture & Design, a progressive award-winning practice that spans architecture, interior and industrial design, based in Los Angeles, California. Pozzi’s custom designed door lever and pull will be the highlight of the display, which shows how ASSA ABLOY helps bring your vision to life, from concept to ideation, prototyping, and finally, the manufacturing of your unique design.
One component to a blueprint for better cities is constructing better buildings – those that go above and beyond in their core mission. For schools and universities, the core mission is not only to educate students, but also keep them safe and secure. On display at AIA 2018 is one ASSA ABLOY solution to help serve this need: Attack Resistant Openings. With the goal of constructing robust, resilient and secure educational facilities, ASSA ABLOY has partnered with School Guard Glass™ to develop complete door openings that comply with the 5-aa10 test standards based on the FBI’s Active Shooter Report.
ASSA ABLOY announced a new Black Suede (BSP) finish, available across a large, multi-brand offering of door hardware. Similar to the highly sought-after matte black finishes now seen throughout both residential and commercial spaces, ASSA ABLOY’s Black Suede exudes a sophisticated elegance with a “suede-like” feel. From interior paint, to kitchen appliances, faucets and hardware, matte black has quickly become a popular finish for a multitude of interior and exterior designs, from refined contemporary to high-end industrial. Black Suede is a permanent matte finish that has proven to maintain its original “suede-like” appearance with no signs of dulling.
With a focus on transparency, efficiency, and responsibly sourced product ingredients, ASSA ABLOY is a committed advocate for sustainability. At AIA 2018, several ASSA ABLOY solutions and products that help architects and designers build better buildings and better cities will be on display. ASSA ABLOY door opening solutions on display at the show include the ever-expanding eco products suite, featuring electrified locks, power supplies, magnetic locks, and exit device trim. All are designed to use drastically less power compared to traditional methods.
ASSA ABLOY has sold its Wood Door business in the US to Masonite. The ASSA ABLOY Wood Door business consists of two companies Graham Wood Doors, based in Mason City, Iowa and The Maiman Company, based in Springfield, Missouri with a total of 275 employees. Graham is a manufacturer of flush architectural wood doors and Maiman is a manufacturer of thermal fused doors and stile and rail doors. The business had a turnover in 2017 of approximately USD 70 million. The transaction will have a positive effect on ASSA ABLOY´s operating margin and be neutral to EPS.
As students and teachers celebrate the end of the school year, facility managers prepare for possible security upgrades during summer break. Adams Rite, Alarm Controls and ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware (HES, Securitron) offer the broadest range of access control retrofit products to meet the challenges facing K-12 facility managers including time and budget. Building an ideal learning environment requires a careful balance of security and safety. ASSA ABLOY offers opening solutions that address both code requirements and student needs that drive facility design.