ASSA ABLOY launches 'Upgrade Your Openings' program

Aug. 13, 2021
Initiative intended to help improve health and safety in public buildings
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NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, August 9, 2021 – Today, ASSA ABLOY introduced its “Upgrade Your Openings” program to support facility managers in addressing the changing needs of building occupants. With businesses, offices, and schools continuing to return to the workplace, efforts are being made to integrate touchless and automated solutions to create safer, healthier environments.  

As part of the initiative, ASSA ABLOY is helping building managers address three emerging trends affecting commercial spaces post-pandemic:  

  • Rapidly evolving user expectations, driving demand for safer, healthier, and easier access to spaces, along with more aggressive security measures 
  • More strictly enforced adherence to the latest building requirements, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, and other building codes applicable to the jurisdiction and building type  
  • Increasingly complex facilities management due to the increasing number and sophistication of building systems and security  

“As the economy rebounds and facilities begin to reopen, the demand for healthier, safer, and more accessible environments is increasing, and in turn, adding to the overwhelming complexity of building management,” said Sean McGrath, Head of US Commercial Sales and Marketing, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas. “‘Upgrade Your Openings’ is ASSA ABLOY’s initiative to help offices, schools, hospitals, and other public spaces address the challenges of post-COVID facilities while meeting increasingly strict codes and standards.”  

ASSA ABLOY’s comprehensive solutions can support: 

  • Commercial Offices: Wireless technology allows you to add access control to doors at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions, making them an important option for upgrading the security of any facility. With hybrid work models becoming more popular and employees coming and going on a more irregular schedule, there may no longer be a need to have dedicated office space for each individual.  
  • Education: The pandemic has resulted in facilities, especially schools, needing to control the number of people in a given area to improve safety.  
  • Healthcare: Applying touchless solutions to frequently used openings, such as doors in hospitals, can help reduce the spread of germs.  
  • Other Public Spaces: As more public places begin to open up, upgrades can be made to reduce germ transmission, control access, meet code requirements and increase energy efficiency on entrance doors, exterior building doors, interior doors, restroom doors, stairwells, gates, fences, containers and more. 

ASSA ABLOY is now offering a variety of training courses that feature products and solutions to help Upgrade Your Openings, including door controls, hands-free solutions, fire door, and security upgrades, and more.  

For more upgrade solutions or to reach a local Door Security Sales Consultant for upgrades support, visit

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