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  • 03 Jul

    Selecting the Right Mechanical Digital Combination Lock for commercial buildings

    Posted at 03/07/2019 16:15:15/ Category: Articles

    When it comes to choosing the right type of combination lock for a commercial property there are a number of points facilities managers and building owners should consider to ensure the lock will provide the level of security required and be fit for purpose. This quick guide discusses the main factors you should consider when selecting a mechanical digital lock for your door.  Level of Security required? In multi-occupancy commercial buildings that may have rental or multi-use spaces fitting a keyless lock to access doors or gates ensures that there is no risk of users losing keys.  Lower security areas such as Store doors may require a simple keypad and latch to secure them such as the cost effective Arrone AR195 in satin chrome.  Doors to areas with a higher security requirement would be better suited to a mechanical digital lock with anti-tamper lockout function and the ability to override with a key such as the Kaba E2031 E-Plex. Volume and Frequency of Tr [...]

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  • 14 Jun

    Door closers in Care Homes – A Must read for Facilities & Care Home Managers

    Posted at 14/06/2019 16:23:10/ Category: Articles

    Selecting and fitting the correct door closers within care homes for the elderly, can be one of the many challenges that a Facilities Manager has to face.There is an array of products available on the market, an emphasis on meeting current building & fire regulations and an essential need to maintain a homely environment for the residents that is both accessible and non-institutional.

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  • 05 Apr

    Why You Need A Door Closer

    Posted at 05/04/2019 12:56:58/ Category: Articles

    Essentially, a door closer is a device which closes a door automatically, either after it opens mechanically or after someone has manually opened it. According to current regulations, they should be fitted onto any fire doors, to ensure that they always close correctly after opening, unless the fire door only opens into a cupboard.

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  • 28 Feb

    Select The Right Door Closer - Handy Guide

    Posted at 28/02/2019 16:32:32/ Category: Articles

    It is important to choose the right door closer but there is a myriad of choices out there, so actually pinpointing the right one for your situation can be extremely confusing!In the hope that we can help you to make a reasonably informed choice; we have put together a short guide on the key features that must be taken into consideration.

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  • 27 Nov

    Introducing Door Controls Direct Access Control Kits

    Posted at 27/11/2018 16:39:44/ Category: DCD News

    Door Controls Direct are proud to announce an extension to our range of Access Control Kits. We’ve put together a selection of packages for access control to cater for the majority of door types including but not limited to; single and double doors, doors with electric strike or maglock locking, keypad and proximity reader entry doors.

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  • 25 Oct

    Fire Doors Vs Fire Escape Doors

    Posted at 25/10/2018 12:35:06/ Category: Articles

    Fire Doors are one of the most common misconceptions we encounter as Ironmongers. Fire Door, Fire Escape Door– they’re the same thing right? Well actually no; the two are very different and as such have different ironmongery requirements.

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  • 26 Jun

    Arrow 600 Series electromagnetic door closer

    Posted at 26/06/2018 12:23:32/ Category: Articles , DCD News

    The Arrow 624EM electromagnetic door closer is a truly versatile 24V DC unit, being adaptable for installation with EN Size 4 suitable for doors up to 950mm wide and 60kg in weight.

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  • 11 Apr

    Converting a Manual Door into an Automatic – What you need to think about

    Posted at 11/04/2018 10:34:51/ Category: Articles

    The main reason why someone might choose to convert a manual door into an automatic one, is for greater ease of access and simple convenience. Many commercial buildings have automatic doors, not only because it’s easier for their customers to use but also for energy saving reasons. If you’re wondering whether you should invest in this, you should be aware of additional considerations you might need to make.

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  • 08 Mar

    How Electronic Access Control Is Surpassing Traditional Key Entry

    Posted at 08/03/2018 11:52:54/ Category: Articles

    With the need for greater security for buildings; access control has become an increasingly popular choice across a variety of market sectors. The convenience of fob, card, biometric and keypad entry is slowly but surely replacing the use of traditional keys. This blog looks at several reasons why Access Control is a good choice for you and your business.

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  • 15 Feb

    Building Regulations: Approved Document M – A Basic Overview

    Posted at 15/02/2018 14:22:07/ Category: Articles

    Approved Document M is a building regulation that covers access to and the use of buildings. There are two parts to this document. The first volume refers to dwellings and the second volume refers to all other buildings other than dwellings.

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