Revolving doors to health

March 2014 Access Control & Identity Management

Pedestrian Door Solutions (PDS) specialists, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, recently completed the commissioning of revolving doors at the main entrances of two Virgin Active health clubs in Gauteng.

“Virgin Active in Hatfield North, Pretoria, revamped its sliding door at its main entrance to a revolving door entrance and the revolving door supplied to Bryon Park in Johannesburg North is part of an extension and large upgrade of the existing gym,” explains ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems MD, André Aiton.

According to Aiton, the revolving door concept is pedestrian, security and environmentally friendly. “It is important for Virgin Active that their members can access and exit the facility with ease; our revolving door solution offers convenient, uninterrupted entrance and exit availability,” continues Aiton. ”Furthermore, the door saves on energy costs by preventing the air-conditioned atmosphere from escaping and causing draughts. It is also serves as added security.” Installation and commissioning of the two KDB-4-2400 revolving door systems were completed in 2013.

Aiton attributes the successful order from Virgin Active to a number of factors: “Firstly we offered a solution that works for our customer and that meets the gym’s requirements. In other words, we offered a good product at a competitive price, backed by service excellence. In addition, we are associated with international Swedish giant, ASSA ABLOY, a global leading specialist in the manufacture and supply of door opening systems. With backup facilities in all major cities in South Africa as well as other northern African countries, we combine local knowledge with global expertise and product innovation. This gives customers peace of mind.”

PDS entrance systems present secure, comfortable access without detracting from the aesthetics of buildings and are extensively specified for medical clinics, shopping centres, malls, banks, airports, hotels, fast food chains, casinos and many other facilities that demand security conscious, customer-friendly, reliable and attractive door opening systems.

For more information contact ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems SA, +27 (0)11 761 5000,


Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Facial access control for ministry
Issue 1 2020, ZKTeco , Access Control & Identity Management
The Ministry of Culture in Saudi Arabia has adopted ZKTeco’s facial recognition technology and fingerprint biometrics to manage access control into its building.

New Door Pilot app from dormakaba
Issue 1 2020, dormakaba South Africa , Access Control & Identity Management
With new dormakaba Door Pilot, automated doors can also now be operated on the basis of remote control technologies. The system, comprising the Door Pilot app for smartphones and a Wi-Fi interface for ...

Identity lifestyle
Issue 1 2020, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management
Once the technology of the future, biometrics has quietly snuck into our daily lives through smartphones and access controls into our places of work.

Securing BP’s new head office
Issue 1 2020, ISF SFP , Access Control & Identity Management
ISF SFP was awarded the contract to secure the first development phase for Oxford Parks, the new head office for BP South Africa.

Combining aesthetics and access control
Issue 1 2020, Turnstar Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
Prestigious law firm Bowman Gilfillan recently upgraded its physical security with the addition of four Turnstar Speedgate Express access control lanes.

Video doorbells from Ring
Issue 1 2020 , Access Control & Identity Management
Ring has a number of video doorbells available in South Africa that run off batteries or power and enable users to answer their doors from anywhere.

Centurion to unveil new product
Issue 1 2020, Centurion Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
Centurion Systems will be hosting its third Access Automation Expo this year, with dates confirmed for Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Looking ahead with mobile access technologies
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020, Technews Publishing, HID Global, dormakaba South Africa, Salto Systems Africa, Suprema, Gallagher , Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
Given the broad use of smartphones around the world and the numerous technologies packed into these devices, it was only a matter of time before the access control industry developed technology that would ...

Mobile access is more secure than card systems
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020 , Access Control & Identity Management
The ability to use mobile phones as access credentials is one of the biggest trends in a market that historically has been slow in adopting new technology.

This is the future. This is what we do.
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020, ZKTeco , Access Control & Identity Management
ZKTeco has created a unique range of visible light facial recognition products combined with a flexible Android platform.