Emergency exits need to be accessible and easy top open, however, casual use of these exits can cause obvious problems, for example in shops and schools. The Smart+Shield Emergency Exit Alarm is designed to solve this problem.
The exit alarm is fitted on or next to the exit door and sounds a very loud alarm if the door is opened un-authorised. The unit can be powered by either a 9V battery or from the mains. You can set the volume to either 75dB or 95dB and there’s also a delayed alarm setting, which will only sound if the door is left open – which is helpful for doors that need to be used regularly by authorised personnel. Following a door alarm activation the alarm can self-reset after either 30 or 180 seconds, or you can choose to activate it with the integrated keyswitch. All Smart+Shields are also supplied with a fluorescent sticker that can be placed across the alarm, making it clear that the door is not for casual use.
The base model of the Smart+Shield will work with any door when installed next to a magnetic contact (supplied with the alarm) on the door or the door frame. If you have installed panic bars you can mount the appropriate Smart+Shield behind the bar, increasing its impact as a visual deterrent.
The touch and panic bar models also have an extra feature: pre-alarm. They can sense slight pressure on the bar, starting a temporary alarm. If the bar is released then the alarm will silence itself, but will convert to a full alarm if the door is opened.
The Dorgard fire door retainer has traditionally been suitable for use on wooden doors only. The fixing screws supplied with the Dorgard did not allow for installation on steel doors – an application growing in popularity. With the increase in steel door installations, it was evident that an adapter was needed to cater for this requirement.
Working with Fireco, the manufacturers, Safelincs now offer the new self-adhesive adapter plate, which allows for the Dorgard fire door retainer to be installed on a steel door. The adapter is fitted quickly and easily and the Dorgard can be removed for maintenance purposes from the plate even after the install. The adapter plate is supplied with a chemical cleaning cloth to prepare the door’s surface and clear instructions for the installation.
Using the Dorgard fitting template as a guide, this allows for the installer to mark out the necessary position of the plate. Once marked, the plate can be secured to the steel door using the self adhesive sticker pads. The Dorgard can then be fixed to the adapter plate using the fixing screws provided.
The adapter plate for steel doors can also be used with the wood effect Dorgard fire door retainers, as well as the metal cover finishes.
Safelincs now offers a wide range of GEZE door closers. These door closers are manufactured in Germany and come with an amazing 10 year warranty.
This new range of GEZE door closers are available for both single and double action doors. This innovative range includes overhead and concealed door closers. Safelincs have also introduced the TS4000E, which is an electro-hydraulic hold open. This function closes the door only when the fire alarm is activated.
GEZE door closers conform to the current EN standards, such as EN1155 and EN1158. The door closers are also certified by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), indicating they meet the highest standards of function and design.
For more information, please visit the GEZE Door closer section on our web site.