12 June 2019
Students living at the stylish and secure My Domain student apartments in Cape Town enjoy easy, safe access to their underground parking bays thanks to the innovative high-speed door from Maxiflex.
Featuring study areas, recreational spaces as well as a fitness centre, this designer facility offers students an ideal balance between academic and social life. With residents’ safety as a central focus, My Domain provides round-the-clock security through biometric access, CCTV cameras, etc.
With emphasis on safety also extended to the facility’s underground parking bay which houses approximately 60 vehicles, a door was required that would secure the parking bay for the safety of the students and their vehicles while also delivering seamless and reliable operation.
“Our RR3000R high-speed door model from the ASSA ABLOY stable presented the ultimate heavy-duty security solution for this application,” states Maxiflex Managing Director, Bram Janssen. “The high-performance door perfectly combines aesthetics and style with reliability and security to fit in with My Domain’s modern architecture. In addition, the rugged door effortlessly meets the demands typical of a high traffic area, reliably operating at very high cycles per hour ensuring that the safety of the students is maintained.” The high-speed door is fitted with an MCC frequency converter control that aids high opening and closing speeds of up to 2.0 / 0.6 m/s and a quiet, low-wear motion sequence.
The high-speed door’s exceptional capabilities include clear window slats incorporated into the door curtain which gives students a clear view of the outside to detect any possible threats to their safety. Emphasising its safety-centric design, the high-speed door features numerous safety devices including a contact-free pre-running safety photocell and a door line photocell that prevents the door from closing when there are people or objects in the closing plane.
With size dimensions of 6000 x 3000 mm, the ASSA ABLOY RR3000R high-speed door is ideal for use in locations where reduced space is required over the lintel. The robust high-speed door features self-supporting galvanized steel-edged side frames. The door’s anodized aluminum lamella door curtain is connected by flexible wear-less heavy belts that wind up without contacting each other ensuring extended life cycle. These unique design features deliver an extremely long service life coupled with low maintenance needs.
During a power failure the door can be opened manually with the brake release handle by a spring system in the side frames. With class 3 – 4 (EN 12424) wind resistance, the high-speed door is unaffected by Cape Town’s notoriously strong winds. The door is also able to operate hassle-free in extreme temperatures ranging from −20°C to +60°C.
The owner of My Domain, Theo Soeker praised the smoothness, speed, aesthetics and security capabilities of the ASSA ABLOY high-speed door. He was also highly impressed by the quick response displayed by the after-sales support of the Maxiflex Western Cape team in addressing any concerns with the doors.
“As a door and docking solutions specialist, we strive to offer modern, cutting-edge door solutions and we are particularly proud of this installation and our sales team did a great job in specifying the correct product for this application; it assists our customer in providing a student-centred experience at My Domain where students can live and study secure in the knowledge that their vehicles and themselves are well protected,” concludes Janssen.