ASSA ABLOY prepares the next generation of Attack Resistant Openings with groundbreaking construction

The leader in opening solutions continues to innovate its award-winning approach to life safety.

New Haven, CT—  ASSA ABLOY brands Ceco Door, Curries and Fleming are utilizing cutting-edge advancements in the materials and configurability of their line of Attack Resistant Openings to bring security and affordable protection to the greatest number of educational environments. Recently recognized with three awards at the 2019 International Security Conference in Las Vegas (ISC West), ASSA ABLOY’s Attack Resistant Openings feature School Guard GlassTM and meet critical fire ratings, and they are configurable for new or retrofit construction.

“There is a rapid emergence of new threats that require different approaches to security and life safety,” said Dan Glover, product manager, ASSA ABLOY. ”ASSA ABLOY is committed to developing solutions that stand up to the most stringent attack testing and provide customers with a proactive approach to ensuring the most secure spaces possible.”  

ASSA ABLOY’s line of Attack Resistant Openings includes doors, frames and hardware assemblies which, unlike many aftermarket products intended to fortify an opening, have optional fire ratings up to 90 minutes and are also compliant with fire and egress codes. They’ve been tested according to the FBI’s active shooter report, which requires an opening remain secure through 90 shots of 7.62mm ammunition, followed by a four-minute attack from a single assailant using various hand tools and weapons. Combining security and cost effectiveness, these opening solutions provide industry-leading safety features at a price level attainable for larger numbers of educational facilities.

Thanks to their partnership with School Guard Glass, ASSA ABLOY’s Attack Resistant Openings also enable facilities to maintain safety and other important elements, like natural daylight, clear sight lines and lighter weight components. These materials support easier operation and lower cost of ownership compared to other products on the market. Since they can be implemented in new or existing construction, they bring life safety solutions to a wider group of stakeholders in education.

“The key to our strategy was to listen to end users, parents and school leadership to define their needs for enhanced student protection,” says Ron Baer, director of K-12 business development, ASSA ABLOY. “This critical input allowed our team to build sustainable customer value in our Attack Resistant Openings so that we can offer innovative security solutions for any type of school opening or construction situation.”  

Constantly pushing boundaries in life safety and security solutions, ASSA ABLOY plans continual innovation and rigorous testing for its line of Attack Resistant Openings. 

The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of SEK 84 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.