Seamless security for new university

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Several ASSA ABLOY Group brands helped to create a safe learning environment for Florida Polytechnic University in the US with the Harmony Integrated Wiegand lockset, doors and hardware.


The new Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in August 2014. The 15,000 square-meter Innovation, Science and Technology Building is the first facility on campus, housing offices for the faculty and university administration, along with classrooms and a library.


School officials wanted to create a safe learning environment anchored by a doorway security system that would seamlessly blend with the overall architectural motif and operate with the designated building control software.


After examining the available access control systems on the market, Florida Polytechnic University chose the Harmony Integrated Wiegand lockset from ASSA ABLOY Group brand Sargent, along with doors and hardware from Corbin Russwin, Curries, Graham, McKinney, Pemko, Rixson, Rockwood and Securitron.

The stylish Harmony locks feature an open architecture platform that enables them to integrate with the school’s access control system software provider S2. This feature enables school personnel to monitor doors in real time and instantly change access control privileges.

In addition, Harmony locks combine all standard access control components – the card reader, door position switch and request-to-exit sensor – into a single device, instead of installing numerous separate components around the door opening.  This integrated approach creates a streamlined aesthetic that blends flawlessly into any environment. Installation of the locksets was further simplified by the use of ElectroLynx quick connect hinges from McKinney and Securitron power supplies.