The compatibility of its diverse electronic and mechanical products together with automatic opening systems by the Group ASSA ABLOY helped secure the contract.
Project Challenge Completing a new hospital requires careful consideration in terms of functionality, security and hygiene. ASSA ABLOY was tasked with providing secure access solutions for the building’s psychiatric ward, prison inmates ward, operating surgical rooms and on-site pharmacy. The psychiatric ward required door security solutions effective at preventing patients from coming to any self-harm and also protecting medical personnel working in the area. The prison inmates ward is also a highly sensitive space, which must be equipped to prevent patients from causing any harm to themselves or others. However, door security solutions must also provide a high-level of functionality for police personnel to regularly come and go unimpeded.
“In a building such as a hospital, some doors must provide a complex combination of various functions. ASSA ABLOY can offer a wide range of solutions to allow us to respond to every type of need. To ensure functionality, resource optimization and compliance with delivery times, it is essential to consider the design of the involved accesses at the earliest, with a careful evaluation of all components. This process often requires the involvement of all parties: designers, installers, client, door manufacturers, safety managers, general contractors... At ASSA ABLOY the specification team is dedicated to providing the necessary support for the selection and integration of these components from the earliest stages of design to implementation” explains Cécile Wilquin, Specification Manager ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Italia.