8 Oct 2010

Besam a key partner in integrated ASSA ABLOY airport solutions

The Besam PowerSwing swing door operator is an integral part of the emergency escape system at Capetown International Airport.

With ASSA ABLOY serving as the preferred supplier of emergency escape hardware for the new central terminal building at Cape Town International Airport, it was an easy decision to call on colleagues at ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems South Africa to provide Besam solutions to a tricky entrance issue.

The terminal building features a number of different kinds of internal and external entrances, all with integrated fire alarms, access control systems and mechanical panic devices.  But one large set of doors swing doors was proving too difficult for disabled staff to exit through quickly and safely in the event of an emergency.

After assessing the weight, location and usage of the doors, two Besam PowerSwing operators were installed to ensure ease of use for staff with mobility limitations. The Besam solution is considered an integral part of the airport’s fire escape system.