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Dorgard Fire Door Retainers

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Product Overview

Dorgard fire door retainers with FREE SHIPPING and free extended 5 Year Warranty from Safelincs.

The Dorgard is a safe and legal solution that allows you to hold your fire doors open for improved ventilation, wheelchair access, and general convenience. In the event of a fire, the device will automatically release to close fire doors, responding to the sound of a fire alarm. This fire door retainer by Fireco uses an easy foot-operated setting and release system, which unlike magnetic fire door retainers, can hold the door open in any selected position.

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  • Free shipping
  • Tested and certified to BS EN 1155:1997 & BS EN 1634 and conforms to BS 7273-4 "Standard" category
  • Suitable for FD30, FD60, and FD120 fire doors fire doors up to EN power size 7
  • Fully wireless installation and operation – no cabling needed for power or fire alarm connection
  • Easily fit to existing fire doors
  • Floor plate with back stop available separately to help with heavier doors or slippery floors
  • Battery operated - 2 x C size alkaline batteries included
  • Acoustic detection to automatically release the fire door - works with your existing fire alarm system
  • Can hold the door open at any selected angle
  • Suitable for offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and many other public buildings
  • Dorgard is supplied with everything needed for installation and use
  • Smart, unobtrusive design available in a choice of black, white and red
  • Manufactured in the UK, CE and UKCA marked
  • Automatic night-time release feature and automatic fail-safe release on low battery
  • Improves access for wheelchair users in line with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

Dorgard fire door retainers have a rubber plunger/stopper which remains in contact with the floor when 'open'. When a fire alarm sounds for 14 continuous seconds, the device's integral audio-electronic device signals the plunger to retract, allowing the fire door close normally. Each unit is battery powered, so there is no need for complex and expensive wiring into the building's fire alarm system. This means that the Dorgard can be installed and operated alongside any existing fire alarm system currently in place.

Animation showing how the Dorgard works

Please Note: Alarm sound level at the door's location must be higher than 65 dB to ensure that the Dorgard will detect and respond. This is also the required alarm sound level for populated areas according to BS 5839-1.

Dorgard Specifications

Box Contents

What is in the box?

  • 1 x Dorgard
  • 4 x fixing screws for Dorgard
  • 2 x C size alkaline batteries
  • Quick Start Guides

Floor plate kit with fixings are available to help prevent damage to flooring.


Dorgard Technical Diagram

Technical digram showing the individual parts of the Dorgard unit

Dorgard Product Update – Manuals & Troubleshooting

From March 2024, an updated version of the standard Dorgard became available. This update includes changes to functionality, in particular regarding night release, sensitivity adjustment, and feedback / fault warnings. The appropriate downloads are available below depending on which model you have installed, identifiable by the sticker on the front of the unit.

Original Model New Model (v2)
post-March 2024
Dorgard Front Sticker – Original Model Dorgard Front Sticker – v2 Model

Dorgard User Manual

Dorgard Troubleshooting Guide

Dorgard Datasheet

Dorgard v2 User Manual

Dorgard v2 Datasheet

Technical Data
Product Code

Black:  FCDG01BK

Red:  FCDG01RD

White:  FCDG01WH

Brand Fireco
Battery Life Expectancy

+12 Months

Battery Type

2 x 1.5V C-Size Alkaline Batteries

BS7273-4 Category

Normal (Category B)

Case Material

ABS Plastic


Overall Height: 205mm

Main Casing Height x Width x Depth: 150 x 195 x 45mm

Plunger / Stopper Travel: 20mm

Max. Door Size

Power Size 7 (Max. Door Weight 160kg, 1600mm Width)


Safelincs Exclusive 5 Year Warranty


Dorgard (excl. Batteries): 550g

Dorgard (incl. Batteries): 680g

Packaged / Boxed: 945g

Product Datasheets
FAQs (18)
Q. Can schools and other public sector bodies set up an account?

Yes, all public sector bodies are welcome to set up an account with us. On receipt of an official purchase order a 30 day account will automatically be set up for you. Purchase orders can be sent via e-mail: Once the purchase order has been received the goods will be dispatched to you and an invoice sent payable within 30 days.

Q. How do you know that Dorgard has detected smoke or a fire?

The Dorgard does not detect smoke or the fire; it works by reacting to the fire alarm that goes off on detection of a fire. The unit will lift the plunger on the sound of the alarm, and a warning tone is emitted when the door is closing.

Q. What are the fail safe features of the Dorgard?

The Dorgard has several safety features built in; the unit will detect when the battery voltage is dropping, and will then emit a warning sound and release the plunger. The device will not allow the plunger to hold the door open until the batteries have been replaced. Dorgard will also not allow the plunger to be used should the batteries be removed from the unit.

Within the risk assessment for the building there should be an instruction that in the event of a failure in the fire alarm system, all door hold-open devices should be manually deactivated. However, this should be a rare event as the majority of systems have to have emergency backup power supplies which means they should continue to work in the event of power failure.

Q. Can Dorgard be used on a double door application where the doors need to close in a sequence?

Yes, Dorgard can be used on double door applications. However, as the Dorgard does not control the speed of the door closing, some adjustments will need to be made to the closer on each door. To ensure that the doors close in the correct sequence, the leaf that needs to close first must be set to close at a faster speed than the other.

Q. The Dorgard is sold with a 5 year guarantee, but there is no reference to this in the literature with the product.

Safelincs is the only Dorgard retailer who offers a 5-year warranty on the Dorgard. This warranty is not described in the generic manual etc of the product, as this refers only to the standard manufacturer warranty of two years. Safelincs covers the additional warranty of the Dorgard, while the statement on our website is proof of our warranty. You can print out our Dorgard pages if you want to have proof of the 5-year warranty in the future, however, proof of purchase from us is enough.

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Pricing & Availability

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Product Code: FCDG01BK
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More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: 18th Jun
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£104.75 inc VAT

£87.29 ex VAT

3+ units

£103.55 inc VAT

£86.29 ex VAT

Product Code: FCDG01WH
Stock Level:
More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: 18th Jun
1+ units

£104.75 inc VAT

£87.29 ex VAT

3+ units

£103.55 inc VAT

£86.29 ex VAT

Product Code: FCDG01RD
Stock Level:
More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: 18th Jun
1+ units

£104.75 inc VAT

£87.29 ex VAT

3+ units

£103.55 inc VAT

£86.29 ex VAT

Delivery Options

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Customer Reviews

232 customers have given this product an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5

Reviews by real customers

All of our product reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are published without modification.

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: C M

Great thanks Great service thanks ????

Published on: 12th May 2024

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: C H

Exactly the same as the one I replaced and easy to fit Delivery was very prompt

Published on: 12th March 2024

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: L M

Quick installation does. Its job

Published on: 3rd February 2024

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