ASSA meets the grade with new classroom function


ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the world’s largest door solutions provider, has upgraded its ASSA range of locking mechanisms with a new function that gives teachers full classroom control.

According to the company, many school classroom doors only feature a standard deadlock. Whilst a deadlock provides additional security when the classroom is not in use, it does not stop students from locking the classroom when inside, should the teacher leave the room.

In response, ASSA has introduced a classroom function specifically for schools. Products incorporating this function include the Modular lock case and the newly-designed Euro Profile cylinders to suit European-style lock cases, such as the ASSA D450.

Both products ensure that someone inside a room cannot lock a keyholder out whilst allowing unrestricted escape in the event of an emergency.

The ASSA Modular 500/9 lock case achieves classroom functionality through a secure, key operated lock-back feature allowing the teacher to have total control. The ASSA Modular 500/9, which works with Scandinavian-style oval cylinders, is also robust and has been designed to withstand high usage.

Alternatively, the classroom function can be achieved through a simple cylinder replacement. Easy to fit and reducing installation time, the recently re-designed ASSA Euro Profile cylinder allows the thumb turn to be rotated in one direction only thereby ensuring that someone inside a room cannot lock the door. 

With school budgets tight, the ASSA Modular lock case and the ASSA Euro Profile classroom function cylinder can be easily retrofitted to existing doors, upgrading security and functionality at minimal cost.

In order to complement a classroom door, ASSA also provides a range of finger guards, which prevent children’s hands from accidental injury. Perfect for protecting young children’s fingers, the guards cover either the closing or opening face of the door thanks to a folding gasket.

ASSA products, including the classroom lock case and cylinder, are available in the UK from the operating company, ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, and nationwide via ASSA Security Centres – a network of professional locksmiths and security installation companies.

Karen Pearce, Product Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said:

“Our classroom lock and cylinder have been designed in direct response to the feedback provided by schools, colleges and universities across the country. The new function is a step up in school security, ensuring that teachers are in full control of their classrooms, even if they need to leave the room for a moment.”

For further information on school security and the full range of ASSA products, contact ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions on 020 8688 5191 or visit