Attack Resistant Opening from ASSA ABLOY Wins GOOD DESIGN Award-min
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies presented ASSA ABLOY with a 2017 GOOD DESIGN™ award for Attack Resistant Openings in the Building Materials category.
“We’re honoured to once again be recognized by the GOOD DESIGN™jurists, who were charged with selecting cutting-edge, innovative building materials. The Attack Resistant Opening is a complete assembly intent on delaying access to an attacker and suppressing unauthorized entry until first responders are able to arrive and contain the situation”, said Howard Schrier, director of specialty products, ASSA ABLOY.
This product fills a gap in the market, as it’s a cost-effective life-safety alternative to more robust bullet resistant openings. Attack Resistant Openings were developed with K-12 schools and colleges in mind, and has become popular for offices, places of worship, libraries, and other public buildings. Each Attack Resistant Opening is comprised of high-security door, frame, and hardware components from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, and protective glass from School Guard Glass™. Tested according to 5-aa 10 standards based on the FBI’s Active Shooter Report, the opening can withstand up to 90 shots of 7.62 mm ammunition followed by a brutal four-minute physical attack.