Instructions manual honored with coveted award “tekom Dokupreis 2015”

ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik has won a prestigious award in Germany for the instructions manual for its SCALA solo access control solution.

Demonstrating its ability to produce comprehensible and safe user information that complies with standards, ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik has won the tekom Dokupreis 2015 for its installation manual for SCALA solo, awarded by tekom Deutschland e.V. – Europe’s largest professional association for technical communication.  

Each year, the association receives manuals from the industrial and services sectors, which then undergo the critical judgment of its independent assessors. Submitting such manuals shows that these companies take the interests of their customers seriously, and that they want their users to be able to mount, install, and use the products safely and securely.

This year, tekom Deutschland e.V. rated 19 manuals. Only seven of these were awarded with the Dokupreis and won the coveted Thoth trophy, named after the Egyptian patron god of writers and scholars. The statue is regarded as the “Oscar” of technical communication.

ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik’s SCALA solo manual, which was assessed over several months by a team of 40 experts from tekom Deutschland e.V., received excellent marks in various criteria such as structure and text, illustrations, layout, security advice, navigation, and scope, as well in the comparison between the manual and the product in practice.  

Armin Burry, who is responsible for Technical Documentation at ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik, says: “A good manual revaluates the product, and this award confirms our continuous development and increasing quality in technical documentation.”