The Architect’s Newspaper Recognizes Wayne Dalton® as a ‘2021 Best of Products’ Award Winner

The industry-leading Model 523RX Security Shutter system has been recognized for superior innovation, aesthetics, performance and value in The Architect’s Newspaper ‘Openings — Safety’ category 

Wayne Dalton, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial door solutions, has been selected by The Architect’s Newspaper as a winner of the ‘2021 Best of Products’ awards, with Model 523RX Security Shutter recognized in the ‘Openings — Safety’ category. As an industry-first UL-325 listed door and operator system for securing exterior access to residential properties, Model 523RX was honored for leading innovation, aesthetics, performance and value within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. 

“Wayne Dalton has once again produced leading innovative solutions for homeowners seeking to enhance their curb appeal with a beautiful, high-quality door and access system,” said Moses Colunga, Product Manager at Wayne Dalton. “Model 523RX Security Shutter doors provide the perfect balance of high-end aesthetics and security. Being recognized as a ‘Best of Products’ award winner is a testament to Wayne Dalton’s excellent craftsmanship of our manufacturing.”

For urban and suburban areas where homes are typically closer together, or even major cities that are densely populated, lack of security for parking and outside access to homes is a common concern. By incorporating a premier design with improved security features, Model 523RX is a unique innovation that delivers real value to homeowners.  Designed to be installed at the driveway access from the street or entrance to residential properties in high traffic areas, Model 523RX Security Shutter offers an aesthetically pleasing security system due to its extruded aluminum curtain and compact, visually appealing design that comes in a variety of finish and slat options. The door is offered in fully perforated or fenestrated patterns, allowing homeowners the ability to retain visibility while maintaining security, and features a weather-resistant motor enclosure. This feature provides benefits such as a quiet and smooth-running motor with direct drive operation of the shutter with monitored photo eyes and force detection. 

Now in its seventh year, The Architect’s Newspaper ‘Best of Products’ awards is a highly-anticipated event in the AEC and design communities. Independent designers and manufacturers submit their most innovative products of the year in hopes of earning top honors across the award’s 33 product categories. Winners are selected by a jury composed of 13 leading architects, engineers, construction and design professionals, and Architect’s Newspaper editors.

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About Wayne Dalton®

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