ASSA ABLOY Initiates Preferred Installer Program to Streamline Deployments

Preferred Installers go through a rigorous, four-day hands-on training course conducted by seasoned ASSA ABLOY instructors.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — ASSA ABLOY has launched a new Preferred Installer program. Building on decades of experience in the higher education market, the company has developed a national network of Intertek-certified hardware installers who are highly skilled in providing physical installation of its integrated electronic locking devices.

Systems integrators, who often face staff shortages, can take advantage of this network of installers to maximize their efficiency, according to an announcement.

The ability to outsource this skill helps improve productivity, ensure a quality installation, and create a competitive advantage. Furthermore, when contracted through ASSA ABLOY, an additional year of warranty is provided for products installed by Preferred Installers. This program also helps end users meet their deadlines, provides peace of mind with high-quality installations, and protects their investment with an extended warranty, according to the company.

Preferred Installers go through a rigorous, four-day hands-on training course given by seasoned ASSA ABLOY instructors. Students who have taken the class have been very pleased with the quality of instruction, according to the company.

“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,” states Chad Smith, chief of operations at ACME Security Solutions. “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. This means the technicians are 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,” says Justin Hendricks, program manager, openings building & construction, Intertek. “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 log on to the Partner Area of to find the Installation Services Quote Request form to begin the process.

For dedicated hardware installation professionals interested in joining the ASSA ABLOY Preferred Installer network, contact Lester LaPierre ([email protected]).

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