NORTON DOOR Controls Showcases SafeZone®

Multi-point door closer/holder on display at ISC West


Norton Door Controls, (, the leading manufacturer of commercial door closers
and an ASSA ABLOY Group company, will showcase its SafeZone® device at ISC West, March 28-30, 2012 in Las Vegas. Norton will be located in the ASSA ABLOY Booth (#11065).

A revolutionary door closer/holder that senses movement in the door opening and holds the door open, SafeZone allows passage through any opening far more securely than ever before.

The SafeZone electromechanical closer/holder features a sensor that can be set to detect movement in one or two directions through the opening - enter only, exit only or enter and exit - unavailable in competitive offerings. Another unique feature of the SafeZone is that the zone size and sensor direction angle can be
increased or decreased, depending on the requirements of the application. Plus, the multi-point feature means that a door equipped with SafeZone will hold at any degree as long as movement is detected in the opening.

Hold open time and sensitivity of the SafeZone are also selectable. Consequently, a physically disabled person in a wheelchair, an elderly person moving slowly, or a child who stops to pick up a toy all are able to move through the door opening at their own speed - through their own customized "zone of safety."

Configured for either push- or pull-side mounting, SafeZone helps create energy savings because power engages only when motion is detected. SafeZone also extends door life and minimizes wear and tear on hardware by limiting unnecessary cycles. SafeZone is available in either 120VAC or 24VAC/DC inputs.

SafeZone is ideal in a wide range of environments, including retirement and rest homes; schools and universities; hospitals and healthcare facilities; auditoriums and performing arts centers; and houses of worship.

About Norton Door Controls
NORTON has been the leading manufacturer of commercial door closers since the device was invented by the company founder in 1880. NORTON products are used in schools, hospitals and other commercial applications throughout the globe. NORTON offers traditional surface, overhead concealed, security, commercial, architectural and electrified closers. To complement the closers, NORTON also offers a unique range of arms to help provide maximum door and frame protection. Visit

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.