NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Security Today magazine honored ASSA ABLOY's Attack Resistant door opening a platinum level Govie Award in the Fire and Life Safety category. Announced at the recent ISC West Show in Las Vegas, NV, the Govies honor outstanding government security products based on criteria including design features, innovation, user friendliness, quality, design, market opportunity, scalability, and impact in the security industry.
The Attack Resistant opening, with products from ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories, Wood Doors, and other Group brands Ceco Door, Curries, and Sargent along with glazing material partner School Guard GlassTM, thwarts an intruder's attempts to enter a room. When under a physical attack, the opening remains secure long enough for occupants to take cover and first responders to arrive, making it a practical alternative to costly bullet resistant openings. Designed as a life-safety solution for busy public venues such as government buildings, offices, places of worship, and schools, the Attack Resistant opening supports increased requirements to meet U.S. government and military safety and security objectives.
"We thank the selection committee for recognizing our Attack Resistant assembly, as it underscores the role a complete door opening can play keeping people safe if an armed intruder enters a building," said Jeff Huggins, director of government programs, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. "This solution offering fills the gap between standard and bullet resistant doors, providing a budget-conscious solution capable of preventing a potential tragedy."
ASSA ABLOY Attack Resistant door assemblies are third-party tested and validated. Complete openings can be installed in new construction or retrofit applications. Metal or wood doors are available in a variety of finishes to match other door openings on the project. The glass feature of the opening, which allows for clear views and daylighting, is available through an exclusive partnership between ASSA ABLOY and School Guard GlassTM.
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