ASSA ABLOY Delivers New Masterkey System to Hong Kong Hospital

ASSA ABLOY Hong Kong Ltd. has delivered the ASSA dp master-key system to Hong Kong’s newest crowning glory: a brand-new, ultra-modern hospital opening in a few months.

Hong Kong’s government decided in 2009 to build a hospital in the city of Tung Chung to meet the needs of the growing local population. Today, three years later, construction is almost complete. The new North Lantau Hospital is seven stories high and encompasses 160 inpatient beds, 20 outpatient beds, an emergency ward, specialist clinics and much more. It also has a huge number of doors – and many of them will feature ASSA’s high-security cylinders, which are a part of the ASSA dp master-key system.

For ASSA ABLOY Hong Kong Ltd., ASSA’s sales channel in this part of the world, the project can be viewed as the company’s breakthrough on the hospital market, which demands extra high reliability and security.

“The ASSA dp master-key system is perfect for this type of building,” says Petrus Ruuth, area sales manager at ASSA. “Hospitals have a wide array of door types that require different levels of security. The dp system manages this hierarchy and is still easy to use. And that’s just what’s needed here.”

This is not the first time ASSA ABLOY Hong Kong Ltd. has worked with the Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) – the Hong Kong government’s unit in charge of developing and maintaining government-owned properties. ASSA cylinders were used in the new government offices when they were built a few years ago. But the competition for the hospital project was keen. The region is home to several very strong players who often cross swords with ASSA ABLOY Hong Kong Ltd.

“ArchSD chose us again because we have high-quality products and good service,” says Jack Cheung, division manager for commercial projects at ASSA ABLOY Hong Kong Ltd. “And also because we were able to offer a more extensive and complex solution than our competitors.”

ASSA dp 4400 series is a high security cylinder on patented security level, recommended for all types of mechanical locking systems. Within each master key system is it possible to specify high- and medium security cylinders as well as auxiliary cylinders and padlocks. Therefore Assa dp series is the ideal solution for all types of operations and buildings.

The CLIQ off-line function can be added to the cylinders to provide a higher level of flexibility and security where so required, for instance perimeter protection and other important spaces where the security requirements are higher. If on-line functionality with instant and direct changes in required, the Twintronic functionality offers optimal security and flexibility to the protection of your premises.

Assa dp technology is protected by national and international patents against copying of keys, unauthorised use of key blanks and also cylinder components. Assa dp platform is developed with double independently working blocking mechanisms for protection against physical attack, picking and manipulation.

Different cylinder shapes (i.e. Scandinavian, Euro profile & Mortise etc.) and functions can be combined within the same locking system for mechanical, off-line and on-line cylinders.

The patented technology within the dp platform allows for creating unique parallel system solutions considering key combinations and cylinder performance. This gives the dp platform the possibility for use in both unique custom made solutions as well as traditional master key system configuration.

The dp-technology is developed for and allows for easy upgrading of CLIQ, RFID and other future technologies. Assa dp uses force controlled horizontal blocking elements for increased operational security and usage in aggressive environments where risk of freezing and condensation is high. Using force controlled horizontal blocking elements also reduces the friction and minimises the wear and tear of the keys and cylinder components.

ASSA dp 4400 can be combined with ASSA dp 2400 series for doors where the security demands does not require approved locking.