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Winning quality at Melbourne sports stadium

Visitors and sports fans of the AAMI Park stadium, can relax knowing that ASSA ABLOY products provide safety and high levels of security day-in, day-out.

 Kristian Speers, national sales and export manager, ASSA ABLOY Australia.


The structure and design of the innovative AAMI Park outdoor sports stadium in Melbourne, Australia and has quickly become a contemporary landmark of Victoria.

Featuring both a sports campus and an elite training facility, teams from the National Rugby League, the A-League and the Super 15 regularly attract over 31,000 sports fans to the stadium.

 “We approached the security consultant and electronic security system integrator, informing the decision makers about ASSA ABLOY’s products and services,” said National Sales and Export Manager Kristian Speers, ASSA ABLOY Australia.

ASSA ABLOY identified numerous potential security threats to the stadium including fire, vandalism, theft and violence. In identifying these challenges ASSA ABLOY then supplied a tailored electronic locking security strategy.

“We supplied the Padde by Lockwood range of electric strikes, electromagnetic locks, mechanical products and architectural hardware,” explains Speers.

As the stadium contains large amounts of people; arson, vandalism and theft were serious concerns.  “Low cost, low quality imports are one of our biggest challenges. But unlike these products, our electric strikes are the highest quality with a tested life of over 1.5 million opening cycles,” said Speers.

“ASSA ABLOY provided a seamless electric locking solution to AAMI Park. The solution we supplied has a very long life cycle, providing strength and quality in service. We can cope with any emergency,” said Speers.

Victoria’s sports fans have long awaited a dedicated stadium the whole family can enjoy. In preventing these security risks ASSA ABLOY did not want to deter customers or damage staff morale with an oppressive atmosphere. It was important that a family atmosphere was maintained.

Speers believes, “Visitors and sports fans of the AAMI Park stadium, can relax knowing that ASSA ABLOY products provide safety and high levels of security day-in, day-out.”


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