For the first time, UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, has successfully tested a mortice lock from its Optimus3 range within a timber doorset to the PAS24 Standard.
The lock was integrated within the timber doorset, offering high performance security ideal for use in social housing, residential care homes and student accommodation, as the range allows uniform door preparation suitable for large-scale projects.
The rigorous testing process, which took place in the ASSA ABLOY UKAS accredited test lab, provided the benchmarks to show the doorset has the capability to withstand a variety of attacks within different environments.
The doorsets successfully resisted all PAS24 attacks having undergone timed manual attack methods, hard and soft body impact tests, and mechanical load testing of 4500N at each locking point without component failure or opening.
Tim Almond, Business Development Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “The Optimus3 mortice lock provided the level of security needed for the doorset to be tested to PAS24. The Optimus3 range is specifically designed to be quick and easy to install for the contract market and is ideal for use where high performance and aesthetics are critical.
“The timber doorsets are ideal for specification in residential applications, as they offer an unassuming appearance, ensuring that the accommodation provides a relaxing, homely social environment, while ensuring that residents’ personal belongings are protected.”