Redefining Life-Safety and Security


State-of-the-art solutions deliver greater protection while simplifying installation.

As the leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY offers some of the industry’s most innovative products and technologies. Here is a selection of our most popular offerings.

Windstorm: Hurricane and Tornado Protection

ASSA ABLOY has developed a broad selection of hurricane and tornado-resistant doorway components and assemblies.

Hurricane Requirements and Solutions

Buildings in coastal areas must be constructed to withstand the destructive forces of hurricanes. Products designed for use in hurricane-prone areas are subjected to tests simulating storm conditions, including
impact from airborne debris and cyclical pressure loading. A building designed to hurricane standards should survive a storm in good condition, with doors and hardware operational.

Regulatory Groups for Windstorm Loading:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM)
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • Florida Building Code (FBC) including High Velocity  
    Hurricane Zones (HVHZ)
  • American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Texas Department of Insurance

We offer doors and hardware that are third-party certified as complete opening assemblies and as individual components, for mix and match flexibility.

Tornado Requirements and Solutions

Facilities constructed in large swaths of the country may include safe rooms designed to withstand tornados. Survival of the occupants is the primary goal. Even if the building is destroyed, the safe room should remain standing. Doors and hardware are not expected to be functional
afterwards, they must simply remain intact. Safe room and shelter products are tested only as complete asseblies.

Regualtory Group for Tornado Zones

  • FEMA 361 and ICC 500


Bullet-Resistant Openings and Security Sidelights

In response to requests from building owners, our brands developed bullet-resistant doors and frame systems and security sidelites for added protection against assault or vandalism.

Bullet-Resistant Door and Frame Assemblies

  • Effective against a wide range of firearms including 
    high-powered rifles.
  • Up to “Level 4” bullet resistance for the best protection 
    against penetration and fragmentation.
  • Cost-efficient means of providing added protection for 
    vulnerable openings.
  • Available in standard door sizes and constructed with armor 
    plate welded inside.

Security Sidelight Unit

  • A strong physical and visual barrier against potential intruders.
  • Hinged security panel with auxiliary latch closes over sidelite.
  • Available with hollow metal or wood doors.
  • Can be prepped to meet hardware requirements.