Putting Security to the Test

Adams Rite, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, has worked together with HW Architectural (HWA), based in Brighouse West Yorkshire, to produce a doorset suitable for some of the toughest building environments, having been certified to the British Standard PAS 24.

The rigorous testing process, which took place in the ASSA ABLOY UKAS accredited test lab, provided the benchmarks to show the doorset offers ‘Enhanced Security’, and therefore has the capability to withstand sustained aggressive usage within social housing and public buildings.

Fitted with Adams Rite’s innovative anti-snap cylinder, HWA’s doorset can now meet with the growing preference among those specifying for social housing and public buildings – such as hospitals and schools –certified to PAS 24.

Having undergone timed manual attacking methods, hard and soft body impact tests, and mechanical load testing to its hinges and locking points to be successfully certified to PAS24, the doorset also fulfills the requirements under the Police Preferred Specification scheme, Secured by Design. 

Gareth Dobson, Associate Director for HW Architectural, attended the testing process. Gareth said: “With crime at the forefront of many specifers’ minds given the costly implications of a break-in, security has become a crucial consideration in the purchasing process.

“Working together with Adams Rite, we have updated and improved a doorset which has always proven popular on retail and commercial builds, and tested it against the harsh conditions in social housing and public buildings, in order to better serve our customers’ needs.”

Tim Almond, Business Development Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, oversaw the testing process. Tim said: “With the anti-snap cylinder providing the upgrade the doorset needed to be successfully certified to PAS24, I’m pleased to say that HWA will be able to expand on their specifications to the public sector, in particular to social housing.

“In collaborating with the client, we haven’t just supplied the component, we have supplied a solution.”

For more information visit www.adamsrite.co.uk or www.hwa.co.uk.

Adams Rite is the leading supplier of aluminium door locking, electric locking and escape devices. The company is part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.