The Dorgard SmartSound is a wireless, battery operated fire door retainer that allows you to safely & legally hold fire doors open without aiding the spread of fire. Featuring SmartSound technology, these units listen for the pattern of an actual fire alarm sounder and so will not be triggered by lound noises nearby. SmartSound technology also knows to ignore certain patterns too.
Dorgard SmartSound retainers also feature an improved battery life, now lasting 3 years under normal conditions, while the optional anti-drag feature prevents damage to carpets when a door is forcefully closed without lifting the plunger.
The anti-drag feature can be activated according to the User Guide and will notice when someone tries to forcefully close the door, automatically releasing the plunger.
Dorgard is a "Standard" category device under BS 7273-4 with testing & certification to BS EN 1155 and BS EN 1634. Quality and performance are guaranteed with a Dorgard.
Dorgard helps people maintain independence by keeping heavy fire doors open throughout the premises. Ideal for patients in care homes and hospitals as well as young children in schools.
Compared to the standard model, Dorgard SmartSound fire door holders feature a new extended battery life of up to 3 years under normal operating conditions.
Wedging open a fire door is illegal and aids the spread of fire. The Dorgard has been designed, tested, and certified to release during a fire alarm or fault, making it both safe and legal.
Dorgard provides ultimate stopping power against doors & door closers, capable of holding EN 7 doors up to 1600mm wide and 160kg in weight with fire ratings of 120 minutes.
It is recommended that all fire doors are closed at night so that any fires which occur while the building is unoccupied are contained, and are not allowed to spread unnoticed. Dorgard has a night-time release feature which can be set to any time, making it suitable for any schedule. After releasing at the pre-set time, the Dorgard will not operate as a hold open device until the following morning.
The Dorgard has been designed for complete safety and will "fail safe" in the event of a fault or flat battery. The mechanism which holds the plunger down, to resist the closing force on a door, requires power to remain active. This means that the Dorgard simply will not work if there is no power or a fault in the mechanism, ensuring that the fire door will be closed by default in order to block the spread of fire.
Designed to avoid false activations which disrupt free movement around the building & impair the independence of residents in care facilities, SmartSound Technology will listen for the specific sound of a fire alarm – not just loud noises in the environment. This technology also knows to ignore specific sound patterns to reduce false releases even further, ensuring heavy fire doors are only closed when they actually need to be.
Since the Dorgard is installed at floor level and operated by the user’s foot, a certain amount of knocks are expected. To ensure it can withstand this environment, the Dorgard is designed & built with highly durable components that have been thoroughly tested to ensure longevity. Dorgard is also certified to BS EN 1634 regarding fire resistance and smoke control tests for door assemblies and hardware.
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2 customers have given this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Reviewed by: B M
Good product saves people having to touch door handles etc
Published on: 17th November 2020
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Published on: 21st March 2019
These rubber feet for Dorgard units are designed as replacements for existing feet, which the manufacturer recommends every 12 months. As the Dorgard units are used under normal conditions the rubber feet begin to lose their original texture which provides the grip to keep doors open when in operation. Forcefully pulling a retained door to close it, instead of disengaging the Dorgard, will wear down the feet more quickly than under normal conditions, and different flooring materials will affect the feet at different rates.
£9.49 inc VAT
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The replacement floor plate kit for Dorgard is ideal if the original floor plate gets damaged, lost, or cannot be moved from the point at which it is fixed. The kit contains a full sized floor plate fitted with a bump stop, as well as a small floor plate without bump stop. Also included in the kit is a replacement rubber foot for the Dorgard unit. These kits are supplied complete with fixing screws and rawl plugs.
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The Dorgard is an essential fire safety device which allows you to keep fire doors open legally throughout your premises. The Dorgard has previously been restricted for use on wooden doors only; however, with the new Dorgard adapter plate, the audio activated fire door retainer can now be used on steel doors. The adapter plate is discretely fitted between the door and the retainer, making it virtually unnoticeable when the Dorgard has been installed. The plate has self adhesive backing which negates the need for fixing screws to attach it to the door.
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Ideal for prestigious installations such as offices, hotels and conference centres, these brushed stainless steel covers for Dorgard Fire Door Retainers protect the units from knocks and scratches whilst helping to make the Dorgard's appearance more appealing.
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The Dorgard Fire Door Sticker is suitable for use on doors where Dorgards are installed and details clear instructions on how a Dorgard should be released. The signs are made from a self-adhesive vinyl to aid installation and can be supplied as single stickers or in packs of 5.
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