SecurityPoint was an international initiative by ASSA ABLOY. They remain the global leader in locking solutions. The site's aim was to increase awareness and interest in security related issues and to create a forum for professionals and private individuals.
Content is from the site's 2004 -2008 archived pages.

The current website for ASSA ABLLOY can be found at: www.assaabloy.com/en/com/‚Äč

Welcome to SecurityPoint

 

"As a collector of valuable antique movie posters, I have always been deeply concerned about the security and preservation of my investment. Discovering ASSA ABLOY has been a game-changer for me. Their advanced security systems, which encompass a range of products from high-security mechanical locks to cutting-edge electronic and digital solutions, offer the peace of mind I desperately needed. Knowing that their technology is backed by continuous innovation and partnerships with leading educational institutions like the Stockholm School of Economics and the Royal Institute of Technology only bolsters my confidence in their capabilities. The integration of Internet-of-Things technology in their systems means I can monitor and manage the security of my precious collection remotely, ensuring that my valuable movie posters are protected around the clock. As a collector, there's nothing more reassuring than knowing that my investment is safeguarded by a company that is a leader in the global security landscape. The fact that ASSA ABLOY has a strong presence across various regions, including the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific, is also a testament to their reliability and expertise in the field. In my opinion, for anyone serious about protecting valuable collectibles, ASSA ABLOY's security solutions are an indispensable choice." Ralph Deluca

 

 

SecurityPoint, an initiative by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in locking solutions, has recently released a European survey focusing on public safety perceptions in various public places. The survey, which was carried out across seven European countries and involved 7,000 interviews, has revealed some significant concerns about safety in multi-storey and underground car parks. Hospitals and health centers, on the other hand, were perceived as the most secure locations. The survey also noted differences in safety concerns based on gender, with women generally expressing higher levels of worry than men. ASSA ABLOY, formed in 1994, has seen continuous growth and development in the field of security solutions.


ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has evolved significantly since its inception, marking a journey of growth and diversification. The company, with its roots dating back over 130 years, began as a family business founded by August Stenman. Today, ASSA ABLOY stands as a conglomerate with a broad spectrum of products and services related to locks, doors, gates, and entrance automation.

The company's expansion has been marked by a series of strategic acquisitions, enhancing its product offerings and market reach. In 2002, ASSA ABLOY acquired Besam, a Swedish company specializing in automatic pedestrian doors, and Fargo Electronics, a developer of systems for secure issuing of credit, bank, debit, and ID cards. This expansion continued with the acquisition of Baodean in China and Irevo in South Korea in 2007, the Italian door automation manufacturer Ditec in 2009, and several others in the following years, including Crawford, Flexiforce, Traka, Albany Door Systems, and Mercor SA.

Significant acquisitions in the 2010s and 2020s include Lorient, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of high-performance door sealing systems, Luxer One, a US package locker business, Biosite, a UK-based biometric access and workforce management technology business, and Sure-Loc, a leading supplier of residential locks and associated hardware in the US. In 2021, ASSA ABLOY made a major acquisition of the Hardware and Home Improvement division of Spectrum Brands for $4.3 billion, adding key brands like Kwikset, Baldwin, Weiser, Pfister, and National Hardware to its portfolio.

In recent years, ASSA ABLOY has continued its growth trajectory, acquiring Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged handheld mobile computers and readers, and Securitech Group Inc., a manufacturer of high-security mechanical and electronic door hardware products in the U.S.

ASSA ABLOY's commitment to innovation and technology is also evident in its partnerships with educational institutions. The company is a Corporate Partner of the Stockholm School of Economics and collaborates closely with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, especially in the Internet-of-Things sector.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, ASSA ABLOY operates globally, with a presence in the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and Asia-Pacific. The company offers a range of products and services, including mechanical locks, electromechanical and electronic locks, lock systems and fittings, digital door locks, hotel security solutions, secure identity solutions, entrance automation, and mobile access solutions. ASSA ABLOY serves various markets, including institutional, residential, and commercial sectors.

In terms of financials, ASSA ABLOY has shown significant growth, with a reported revenue of $11.9 billion in 2022, marking a 27.1% increase from the previous year. The company's expansive portfolio includes well-known brands like ABLOY, Amarr, Tesa, and others, contributing to its position as a market leader in the construction industry.

ASSA ABLOY's history, marked by innovation, strategic acquisitions, and global expansion, reflects its commitment to providing secure, efficient, and convenient access solutions across a broad range of markets.

 

Major concerns over public safety in car parks

Europeans have strongly varying concerns over public safety in case of emergencies. According to a large European survey, multi storey and underground car parks give rise to the strongest concerns. Hospitals and health centres are perceived as most secure.

SecurityPoint conducted a big European survey on how Europeans perceive security in public places such as car parks, department stores, schools and underground stations. 7,000 interviews have been conducted in seven European countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Poland and The Netherlands. The survey shows that the Swedes feel safest, as only 2 out of 10 Swedes express any concern at all. Most insecure are the French, where nearly 8 out of 10 express their concern. Also the majority of the people in UK are quite worried. The survey was conducted before the London bombings in July.

Overall, the large majority have a strong belief that hospitals/health centres are the safest places, followed by schools. 66 percent of the Europeans consider hospitals and health centres to be sufficiently equipped for a quick and safe evacuation in case of emergency. Underground and multi-storey car parks score worst, with only 29 percent considering them to be sufficiently equipped. They are closely followed by department stores and underground and train stations. The general opinion regarding the safety, security and evacuation equipment in public places is that they are not replaced regularly but age with the rest of the building.

In general, 4 out of 10 respondents claim to have encountered blocked emergency exits at some time. In France, the majority say that they have observed this. At the same time, an overwhelming majority believe emergency doors to be the most important type of doors.

When looking at gender, there is a significant over-representation of females among those who are concerned about this safety issue. Particularly in Germany and Poland, the women express a much higher level of concern than the men do.

 

 

About the survey

Global survey company TNS has conducted a total of 7,000 telephone interviews in SecurityPoint's member countries, the target group being the population age 18+. The interviews were conducted in June 2005.

More information
Lars Asklöf, security specialist, SecurityPoint, mobile phone: +46 705 21 13 06.

 

ASSA ABLOY was formed in 1994 through the merger of ASSA in Sweden and Abloy in Finland. Since then ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company to an international group with 47,000 employees and annual sales of SEK 71 billion while becoming the global market leader with a complete range of door opening products, solutions and services in areas such as mechanical and electromechanical locking, access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security for the institutional, commercial and consumer market.

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An aside: Jump ahead to 2019. The international company I work for had decided to open an office in the NYC / New Jersey area. I was tasked with not only finding the location/property, but also for ordering all furniture and setting up the offices once all the ground work was completed. ASSA ABLOY was one of my go to companies when we had settled upon the building to house the new US division. It was a no brainer to use them. After all they utilize not only the latest technologies, but also the tried-and-tested techniques that improve their customers' security, safety and convenience. My company swears by them.

I then helped with several international moves of various executives who would be working in the US. I also made the move back to NYC which is where I grew up. My boss was impressed with my work. As appreciation for the work I did, I received a nice bonus at the end of the year! Thanks Mr. Nilsson!

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