US construction technology company joins ASSA ABLOY Group

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ASSA ABLOY Group has announced its acquisition of CrewSight, an organization that provides operational technology to the construction industry.

According to ASSA ABLOY, this new partnership is a part of its goal to digitally transform construction, via software-driven access control and workforce management solutions. Specifically, CrewSight will supply solutions that improve security, productivity, safety and compliance.

Site management

ASSA ABLOY says that CrewSight will add value to its offering through effective site management software, with features including electronic worker self enrollment, real-time labor reporting and authorized labor site access control – all managed via an online portal and mobile app, for total visibility. This additionally reduces manual, paper-based processes.

Mike Rimmington, Senior Vice President and Head of Construction, ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, commented: “Our software-driven solutions deliver dramatic productivity benefits for construction, at both site and group level, while improving compliance, safety and of course security. This is a result of utilizing the latest technology and by giving our customers access to accurate, real-time workforce data that generates valuable insight, when they need it.

“CrewSight will support this offering in the US market and I’m excited to see what the team can achieve working in partnership with the global leader in access solutions, ASSA ABLOY.”

Increasing efficiency

“The future of construction centers on the adoption of technology and we are passionate about supporting the US construction industry on this journey. Labor costs can contribute up to 40% of total project costs, so visibility of who is on site, in real time, is critical,” said Chris Henderson, Senior Product Manager at CrewSight.

“Construction managers need to have total confidence of those costs and our software helps them understand this through easy to access, accurate workforce data. We are thrilled to be joining ASSA ABLOY, to support the continued adoption of access control and workforce management technology in the United States.”

SJA opinion

The new acquisition of CrewSight will mean that ASSA ABLOY Group will expand its reach into the construction industry.

The move will be particularly useful for the company for growing and strengthening its reach in the electronic access, software and identity solutions markets. Security and safety often go hand-in-hand and this partnership will allow ASSA ABLOY to increase the levels of both within the construction industry, to prevent losses but also to protect workers on site.

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