NEW HAVEN, Conn. — ASSA ABLOY has announced its new Preferred Installer program, a national network of Intertek certified hardware installers to provide physical installation of its integrated electronic locking devices.
The firm says systems integrators can take advantage of this network of installers to maximize their efficiency, improve productivity, ensure a quality installation and create a competitive advantage. Also, when contracted through ASSA ABLOY, an additional year of warranty is provided for products installed by Preferred Installers.
Preferred Installers go through a four day hands-on training course given by ASSA ABLOY instructors.
“We have attended many a training class, and this is hands down the only class offered that is truly a hands-on course with an instructor that is more than qualified to teach,” said Chad Smith, chief of operations at ACME Security Solutions, LLC, in a statement. “We had an amazing learning experience, and this is all owed to the instructor, who took this training above and beyond our expectations.”
ASSA ABLOY Preferred Installers are third-party certified by Intertek, qualified to field prep Warnock Hersey labeled fire doors for the installation of specific ASSA ABLOY integrated locks and accessories while retaining the door’s fire resistance rating and compliance with NFPA 80.
In addition, Intertek Qualified Personnel may apply supplemental serialized labels to doors they’ve prepped and after ASSA ABLOY hardware has been installed. This signifies to Authorities Having Jurisdiction and Fire Door Inspectors that the installation was completed in accordance with NFPA guidelines.
“The Intertek Qualified Personnel (IQP) ASSA ABLOY Hardware Installer program provides assurance that personnel conducting work in the field are fully qualified and that the work is done correctly each and every time,” said Justin Hendricks, program manager – Openings Building & Construction, Intertek, in a statement. “Participation in the program is also crucial to maintaining the door’s Intertek fire resistance rating and subsequent compliance with NFPA 80 guidelines.”
ASSA ABLOY Certified Integrators interested in using a Preferred Installer can simply log on to the Partner Area of www.IntelligentOpenings.com to find the Installation Services Quote Request form to begin the process.