14 February 2019
PARTNER PROFILE – ABLOY UK
Touchstar ATC partner Abloy UK is fully owned by ASSAABLOY, the global leader in total door opening solutions. From locks to
security doors, entrance automation and access control systems, ASSA ABLOY has
an annual turnover of €6 billion and employs approximately 44,000 people
The unique ABLOY lock and key was
invented in 1907 by Emil Henriksson, an office machinery mechanic in Helsinki,
Finland. While repairing a cash register, he realised that the rotating
cylindrical disks of the machine were eminently suitable for use as a lock
mechanism. The first locks went on sale two years later and lock production at
Ab Låsfabriken – Lukkotehdas Oy began in 1918.
The name 'ABLOY' is formed from
the letters of this company’s name.
The company’s declared mission is to
develop safe, aesthetic and easy-to-use locking solutions which satisfy the
needs of end-users and construction industry partners for security and ease of
Today the Abloy product range includes electric locking,
cylinder, padlocks, door operators and more. Their solutions offer secure,
compliant and lasting solutions and TouchStar have adopted Abloy products as
part of access control solutions provided to organisations throughout the UK
and across a variety of industries.
A summary of the Abloy product range
The Abloy range includes mechanical locks, padlocks, door
closers etc. However the components below are typically incorporated by
TouchStar ATC into typical access control projects.
The ABLOY® range of electric locks are suitable for
use in all kinds of access control systems -digital, card swipe or proximity
and are designed to meet exacting European and Scandinavian standards. Specific
electric lock cases are tested and meet EN1634 -1 for fire resistance, others
comply and meet EN179 and EN1125 for emergency and panic exit doors when used
with specific exit hardware. The ABLOY® range of electric locks includes both
motor locks with bolts withdrawn by motor as well as solenoid locks with
handles or free mechanisms engaged by solenoids.
The Abloy range of exit hardware provides for a range
of design, construction and options to meet the demands of major public and
industrial buildings to meet EN1125 and EN179. All commonly used variations of
mechanical panic and emergency exit devices are available offering single, two
point or three point locking.
Abloy provide a modern, sophisticated response to all
access control requirements - whether you need a simple stand alone unit for
one door or a large, variable access system across multiple sites. Smartair
incorporates the latest in RFID technology, enabling contact-free door entry at
the presentation of a smart card and offers great flexibility for smaller
organisations. Each door is fitted with a stand alone unit, but linked and
computer managed either by online card updating or via a host PC.
Especially effective when used as part of an access
control system, ABLOY® provide a range of electro-magnetic locks and electric
strikes with superior holding force and robust durability. With unsurpassed
holding force, the strike range provides the very best in high security strike
technology for use with access control systems of all kinds – and with such a
wide range there is almost certainly a strike for any project.