ASSA ABLOY provides security benefits for Salford Housing


ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of The ASSA ABLOY Group, has supplied door opening solutions and hardware to a £1.5million City West Housing Trust regeneration project.

As part of an ongoing project to install over 900 doors across low-rise social housing blocks in Salford, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has worked alongside commercial aluminium company Total Glass Limited, to provide the security and accessibility that is key in communal living applications.

Architectural hardware for the project consisted of ASSA ABLOY cam motion door closers and Adams Rite 1391 Electric Solenoid Bolts. Cam motion closers maintain closing power but require less force at the beginning of the opening cycle, the most strenuous part of opening a door. The adjustable force feature makes this range particularly suitable for use by elderly or disabled people and assists social housing landlords in fulfilling their duties under the Equality Act 2010, specifically to meet with BS8300 and building regulation Approved Document M guidelines.

The 1391 electric solenoid bolts installed at the City West Housing Trust project are ideal for use on social housing blocks where both tenant security and visitor accessibility are important and a robust reliable solution is paramount. These locks are easily integrated as part of an access control system or through remote control equipment like a push button, keypad or timer. 

The 1391 electric solenoid bolt can facilitate the remote access and exit control of aluminium, timber and steel doors. The 16mm throw of the stainless steel bolt has held under 13,000N of side load allowing it to be tested as part of PAS24 security doorsets. It can be concealed in the door or frame for a streamline finish, and provides a positive fail-safe operation at all times. For ease of installation and flexibility the lock can be fitted vertically or horizontally.

Stuart Holt, Commercial Manager for Total Glass, said: “Working alongside ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has enabled us to provide City West Housing Trust with a secure and comprehensive door opening solution for its low rise social housing blocks. “As part of this ongoing project, we look forward to continuing our positive working relationship.”

Tim Almond, Business Development Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, commented:

“The use of Adams Rite 1391 Electric Solenoid Bolt and ASSA ABLOY cam motion door closers by a key customer like Total Glass continues to support ASSA ABLOY’s commitment to the social housing sector.

“When working on social housing projects not only is it crucial to provide hardware and access products that meet with the relevant legislative standards, but it is particularly important to offer a comprehensive security solution, helping ease the pressure on public sector procurement and reduce costs to housing associations and councils.

“Throughout this project, we have been able to provide on site support and advice alongside Total Glass, and deliver a high quality door opening solution.”

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