Public Facilities and Leisure

Integrated door opening solutions in leisure or public facilities

A security solution for a public facility should enhance the experience of the visitors whilst ensuring a safe and convenient operation.

Public facilities need to be open to the public yet well protected against intruders, theft, vandalism and fires. Products may also need to blend in with historic architecture or modern glass structures.

Sports centers, concert halls and museums are among some of the public facilities that require emergency escape routes solutions, equipped with panic exit devices, escape electric strikes and emergency release buttons, to guarantee visitors’ safety, but which can also benefit from access control solutions restricting entry to off-limits areas.

Main areas where ASSA ABLOY can offer an integrated solution:

Perimeter and grounds security - The first line of safety for a public facility is the physical barrier that controls, and limits, access to the grounds. This can include fencing, gates and security cameras. Ideally, all visitor access can be monitored and controlled. Safety requirements may call for many emergency exits to the building to allow rapid evacuation.
Main entrances - The main entrance or entrances can include a physical access component through an automated door opening such as a sliding, revolving or swinging door. In large arenas there may be entrances via payment booths or gates. Electronic access control systems can be added to tailor security levels to suit different times. They can also be integrated with alarms and camera surveillance and controlled from a central point, logging the details of visitors who have entered.
Public areas - Public areas including toilets, cafeteria and auditoriums in public facilities may or may not be open to allow access to all visitors. Physical and logical access control solutions can be used and tailored to allow or limit access at certain parts of the day. Life-safety solutions such as emergency exits are necessary to ensure quick exit in case of emergency.
Locker rooms and VIP areas - Access to locker rooms or VIP areas with restricted access can be controlled through online access control integrated with camera surveillance and contactless identification solutions to ensure that the right people, including cleaners who need to enter after hours, are granted entry. Such access control solutions allow for security to be controlled remotely and can also be used to log events and track access over a period of time.
Emergency exits - An emergency exit or panic exit device must allow fast and efficient evacuation during emergency circumstances, but still remain an important part of the building’s primary security by restricting access or ensuring entry at all other times. Intelligent panic exit devices, for example, protect people and property during emergencies and at all other times.