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Dorgard by Fireco | Wireless Fire Door Retainers

Dorgard understands the paramount importance of fire safety while maintaining accessibility and convenience within a building. That's why they have developed an innovative solution that allows you to legally and safely keep fire doors open: Dorgard fire door retainers. 

With the battery powered door retainers, you can effectively prevent the spread of fire and smoke. This ensures the utmost protection for occupants, users, and property. The foot operated door holders comply with BS EN 1155. They are a safe and compliant way to hold open a fire door. 

Simple and Swift Installation

Installing these sound activated fire door retainers is quick and hassle-free. In under five minutes, you can securely attach a Dorgard to the bottom of the fire door, ready to provide reliable fire safety release. They should be fitted to the push side of the door. 

If the door is very heavy or has closing forces in excess of 120 Newton Metres, then the floor plate will need to be installed. The floor plate when installed correctly, prevents the door from slipping closed. 

The user-friendly design ensures that you can effortlessly incorporate a wireless door retainer into your fire safety measures without unnecessary complications or delays. These door holders should be installed with a CE marked door closer that is fitted at a minimum power size of EN 3.

Wireless Technology for Seamless Integration

Say goodbye to the complexities of hard-wiring systems. A Dorgard fire door retainer operates on a wireless platform, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming installations. The cutting-edge wireless technology ensures minimal disruption to your facility’s infrastructure while offering the same level of safety and compliance.

Enhanced Safety Features

This range of fire door retainers is designed to respond swiftly and effectively to fire alarms. When the fire alarm sounds continuously for 14 seconds or more, the unit automatically releases, allowing the fire door to close and prevent the spread of fire and smoke. 

With Dorgard in place, you can rest assured that your fire safety measures are reliable, compliant, and ready to protect lives and property. Fire doors should not be wedged open. Ensure you’re installing a product that meets all regulatory requirements. 

These units comply to the following:

  • BS EN 61000-6-3:2007 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments.
  • BS EN 50130-4:2011 Alarm systems. Electromagnetic compatibility. Product family standard. Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder, hold up, CCTV, access control and social alarm systems.
  • BS EN 1155:1997 Building hardware. Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors. Requirements and test methods.
  • BS EN 1634-1:2008 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and, openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware. Fire resistance tests for doors, shutters and openable windows

Unlocking a Range of Benefits

Dorgard Fire Door Retainers have many advantages, elevating your fire safety strategy to new heights. Here are some of the remarkable benefits that come with integrating these door retainers into your building:

Assists with Germ Control: In today's world, maintaining proper hygiene and minimizing the risk of germ transmission in your facility is paramount. Dorgard's efficient design eliminates the need for manually touching or handling fire doors, contributing to a safer and more hygienic environment. This makes them perfect for hospitals, care homes, and public buildings with high foot traffic.

Wire-Free Technology: Traditional fire safety systems often require complex and expensive hard-wiring. With Dorgard, you can embrace wire-free technology, reducing installation costs and minimizing disruptions to your building's structure. Enjoy the convenience of a wireless solution without compromising on safety. Be sure to check your own risk assessment for the use of wireless holders versus hard-wired units.

Greater Access throughout the Building: Door retainers enable improved accessibility within your premises. By legally holding open fire doors, you can enhance the flow of people and optimize the functionality of your building, ensuring smooth navigation and efficient operations. Install with an overhead closer to ensure compartmentation in the event of a fire.

Improved Ventilation: Adequate ventilation is essential for maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Dorgard retainers facilitate improved airflow, contributing to enhanced ventilation and a more pleasant atmosphere within your facilities.

Meets Regulatory Requirements: Compliance with fire safety regulations is non-negotiable. Rest assured, Dorgard fire door retainers are meticulously designed to meet all regulatory requirements, ensuring that your building is fully equipped to handle fire emergencies while adhering to industry standards.

Fireco Dorgard 

The Dorgard fire door retainer allows fire doors to be held open safely and legally, whilst ensuring that the door will close in the event of a fire. The door can be held open at any angle and a rubber plunger keeps it in place through constant contact with the floor. 

It has a built in audio-electronic device which will cause the plunger to retract when the fire alarm is activated, thus closing the door and ensuring fire safety is maintained. It is available in a black or white finish and is supplied with two C cell batteries.

The standard Dorgard has a night time release function for enhanced security and safety. This feature allows the door to close automatically at a preset time, providing an extra layer of security during non-operational hours. The hold open function will not re-engage until a set time the following day.

Dorgard SmartSound

The SmartSound has all of the features and appearance of the regular Dorgard retainer, it is CE marked and UKCA marked and is suitable for use on hour rated FD60 fire doors. The difference is the advanced sound recognition technology. 

The Dorgard SmartSound can differentiate between the sound of a fire alarm and filters out common background noises like vacuum cleaners. It is not triggered by ambient sounds, ensuring that fire doors remain open when needed but will close when the fire alarm sounds.

These units are long-lasting, will hold open at any angle, and are compatible with various types of flooring. Install these units with one of our fire door ironmongery kits and you have an all in one solution for FD30 and FD60 fire doors.

Invest in Dorgard Fire Door Retainers

Don't compromise on safety or accessibility. Embrace cutting-edge wireless technology and unparalleled performance of the Dorgard range. Upgrade your fire safety strategy today and enjoy the benefits of streamlined operations, enhanced ventilation, and impeccable compliance.

Remember, with Dorgard, you're not just holding open fire doors—you're creating a safer environment for all. Combine these units with other products from our extensive fire door ironmongery range and revolutionize your fire safety approach today.

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