ASSA ABLOY Launches Comprehensive Suite of Safer2Open™ Hands-Free Solutions

The broad range of hands-free solutions helps facilities navigate the new normal by providing a way to reduce touchpoints.

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, September 29, 2020 – Today, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas introduced its Safer2Open™ suite of hands-free solutions. Available across a variety of products, both mechanical and electromechanical, these solutions can reduce touchpoints without compromising functionality in a range of facilities, including healthcare, education, office buildings, and other high traffic spaces where decreasing the spread of germs is essential to public safety.

“As the economy begins to reopen, there’s a surging need and demand for facilities to employ new approaches that enable healthier environments. From low-touch to completely touchless automated openings, ASSA ABLOY’s Safer2Open solutions include a range of cost-effective and low- to high-tech options for a myriad of facilities’ doors, from entrance to exit,” said Mark Duato, Executive Vice President, Aftermarket at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas.

Post-COVID Technology and the New Normal
Many state and local COVID-19 protocols recommend reducing the number of touchpoints in a facility, along with additional cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Safer2Open products offer quick-to-implement solutions that can withstand rigorous cleaning cycles to align with these recommendations and improve facility safety as organizations adapt to this new normal.

ASSA ABLOY’s Safer2Open solutions include –

Low-Touch Solutions

No-Touch, Fully Automated Solutions

  • Low energy door operators from Norton are compatible with wave-to-open switches to offer an easy, contact-free method of opening doors.
  • Wave-to-Open Switches, from Securitron and Alarm Controls, can pick up hand gestures within four inches of the switch to trigger operation for swing doors.
  • Exit Motion Sensors, from Securitron and Alarm Controls, are egress options that minimizes contact in high traffic areas.
  • HES Electric Strikes enable remote locking and unlocking of an automated door and are available for all frame types and applications, including low profile, outdoor rated, aluminium and glass.

These types of hands-free solutions are essential to public health and safety, enabling facilities to quickly implement solutions now, with existing infrastructure, while setting up their space to meet today’s increased hygienic standards. To learn more about ASSA ABLOY’s Safer2Open solutions, visit


The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of 8,2 billion euros. 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.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions leads the development within door openings and products for access solutions in homes, businesses and institutions. Our offering includes doors, door and window hardware, mechanical and smart locks, access control and service.

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions combines the expertise of the industry’s most knowledgeable door opening experts with the comprehensive product offering of leading door and hardware brands to provide complete solutions to partners and end-users in commercial, retail, multi-family, government and institutional facilities. Coupling innovative technologies with insight on specifications, design, support, training and code compliance, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions works closely with the architectural, security, facilities and integrator communities to address the many challenges they encounter serving and securing their customers.