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Access Control Box (ACB)

ACB for Access Control Protection - High Security Grade

The Access Control Box (ACB) is designed to protect the switch for access control on new build residential buildings and buildings where there has been major refurbishment taking place.   This is to facilitate Fire & Rescue Service access.

It is a requirement of Secured by Design which is referenced in ‘Secured by Design Homes 2016’.  Under section 27.10, Fire Service Access, the need to provide free internal movement is explained: 

 “If unlawful free internal movement has been restricted via an access control system acting on dedicated external doorsets and any additional doorsets providing access to individual floors/landings then an electronic release must be incorporated within the system to allow the fire service free access to all of the communal areas of the building.”

The ACB which protects the access control switch is accessed by the Fire & Rescue Service through the Gerda One Key® System.  Once the switch is deactivated, access can be gained to the communal areas secured by electronic or electrical means. 


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Product Statement

Designed and tested to STS 205 issue 3 (2011) for Burglary Resistance Level II.

Secured by Design approved.