Independent and Innovative ASSA ABLOY Test Lab


ASSA ABLOY’s UKAS accredited performance testing laboratory offers independent and unbiased testing to the industry’s key performance standards.

With over 30years experience, the test lab employs a wide range of bespoke and exclusively developed testing methods to assess the performance and integrity of security and hardware products.

The impressive midlands-based facility can provide designers and manufacturers with, amongst others, BSEN, BS and PAS accredited testing for door sets, locks, door furniture and hardware to be applied in a variety of market sectors, including residential and commercial facilities. In addition, detention locking can be tested to ASTM, NIJ and other industry recognised standards methods.

Validating both security and durability, tests at the site include temperature extremes, weather tests such as wind loads, resistance to salt spray and humidity, as well as operating forces and saw, drill and chisel attack.  

Commenting on the large resource and ethos behind the ASSA ABLOY testing lab, Chief Test Engineer and Test Lab Manager, Ian Bridge, said: “In addition to the excellent and extensive range of facilities the lab has to offer, we also focus on developing innovative testing solutions for specific requirements; customising, designing and manufacturing modules for a client’s bespoke product or need. As well as being highly beneficial for new and emerging markets, it also strengthens the relationship with our customers and helps to ensure that we are all contributing toward creating safer environments. 

“At the lab we are not driven by pass or fail results, but instead report definitively on the performance of the product, helping at the design and manufacturing stage of product development. Our testing emulates the extremes in relationships between products and people, and products and the environment, providing peace of mind for manufacturers and end users.”

ASSA ABLOY currently report to UKAS accredited standards and a notified body under the construction products directive, the performance testing laboratory offers over 160 individual testing criteria across 13 product categories. Comprehensive reports and sample photography are supplied to all clients.

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