Attack Resistant Openings From ASSA ABLOY Win Design Award

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The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies presented ASSA ABLOY with a 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ award for Attack Resistant Openings in the Building Materials category.

Attack Resistant Openings“We’re honored to once again be recognized by the GOOD DESIGN™ jurists, who were charged with selecting cutting-edge, innovative building materials,” said Howard Schrier, director of specialty products, ASSA ABLOY. “The Attack Resistant Opening is a complete assembly intent on delaying access to an attacker and suppressing unauthorized entry until first responders are able to arrive and contain the situation.”

This product fills a gap in the market, as it’s a cost-effective life-safety alternative to more robust bullet resistant openings. Attack Resistant Openings were developed with K-12 schools and colleges in mind, and has become popular for offices, places of worship, libraries, and other public buildings. Each Attack Resistant Opening is comprised of high-security door, frame, and hardware components from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, and protective glass from School Guard Glass™. Tested according to 5-aa 10 standards based on the FBI’s Active Shooter Report, the opening can withstand up to 90 shots of 7.62 mm ammunition followed by a brutal four-minute physical attack.

Watch the Attack Resistant Opening stand up to an attack in this short video.

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