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Attack Resistant Opening from ASSA ABLOY Wins GOOD DESIGN™ Award for Design Excellence

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 24, 2018 -- 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 honored to once again be recognized by the GOOD DESIGN jurists, who were charged with selecting cutting-edge, innovative building materials," said Howard Schrier, director of specialty products, ASSA ABLOY. "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." 

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.

See award announcement on GOOD DESIGN™ website and watch the Attack Resistant Opening stand up to an attack in this short video. Complete details at, or

About the GOOD DESIGN™ Award
Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ remains the oldest, prestigious, and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. For 2017, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world's leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from around the world. This year marked the most significant year for GOOD DESIGN™ with the world's critical mass of FORTUNE 500 companies and the world's foremost design firms participating. In October, the 67th GOOD DESIGN jury selected over 900 product designs and graphics from over 46 nations worthy of the GOOD DESIGN™ Award for their Design Excellence.

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience.


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