About Assa Locks
ASSA ABLOY is the UK’s largest stock group and is the parent company of Assa. The ASSA ABLOY conglomerate is a Swedish lock manufacturer, and when it comes to largest worldwide sales of manufactured locks, the company sits at the top of the pyramid.
August Stenman founded ASSA in Eskilstuna, a Swedish town, in 1881. The Assa Company was brought into the United Kingdom in 1946. 60 years after this arrival in the UK, the ASSA brand has become known to all London locksmiths as a trustworthy and respectable name because of their high quality and reliable locking systems. A large number of doors in London are secured by ASSA’s extensive range of reliable and durable locks and hardware. Government and commercial institutions are also customers of the benefits of Assa’s locks.
Types of Assa Lock designs
In its years of delivering innovative high quality locks and security solutions, Assa has delivered products under the following categories;
What is the history of Assa Locks?
Within the United Kingdom, ASSA is the official trading branch of the ASSA ABLOY Group.
In 1994, ASSA ABLOY was born when Assa AB divested itself from Securitas AB, a Swedish security firm. Not long after that, Assa AB acquired Abloy Oy, a Finnish security lock company.
Over time, the ASSA ABLOY Group has managed to position itself as a market leader in the lock industry. Till date, only a few competitors stand up to the brand within the locks and security market. The few companies capable of competing with Assa Abloy in the market include; Kaba Group in Switzerland, Allegion Plc in the UK, Dorma and Hörmann from Germany, and Stanley Black & Decker in the USA.
Other trusted brands that the Assa Abloy Group have acquired over the years and used to solidify their market presence include;
- Emtek Products
- VingCard Elsafe
How secure are Assa Locks?
The strength of Assa’s products can be found in the reputation of its brand among London locksmiths and homeowners. Their products are designed to stand up to the rigours of harsh climates and long use.
Some locks from the brand recommended by our London locksmith’s include;
- The ASSA dp4400: A patented locking system that provides the height of protection to your home or business. It has 6 pin tumblers and a force-controlled sidebar, and it is made of hardened steel.
- ASSA Twin Combi 5800: It is a patented keys and locking mechanism that’s rated Code Level 7 because of its maximum protection against unsanctioned duplication.
- ASSA P600: This is especially devised to combat lock picking.
- ASSA Flexcore Plus: It has a 5 pin tumbler that incorporates features such as anti-picking.
The Assa brand also excels at providing not just traditional mechanical locks but also highly recommended electronic means for securing your London premises.