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Panic and emergency exit hardware for aluminium doors launched by ASSA ABLOY

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A newly launched range of push bar, push pad, and touch bar panic and emergency exit devices and external hardware has been launched by ASSA ABLOY to form an integral part of building safety

Specifically designed for aluminium doors with Concealed Vertical Rods (CVR), the range is compatible with both new builds and renovations on private and commercial projects, including as retail and hospitality spaces and retrofitting to the most common current hardware products in the marketplace, making them ideal for RMI projects in the public sector.

Independently tested and certified to EN 1125 and EN 179, the hardware is fully compliant to UKCA and CE standards. Successfully passing the rigours of PAS 24 as a component of a doorset – a security requirement in many commercial buildings – they offer added peace of mind to the building owner and users.

No additional keeps or doorset detailing are required for a doorset to complete PAS 24 testing, making this latest solution compliant out of the box and saving customers time and cost. Plus, ASSA ABLOY can help customers with PAS 24 testing through its UKAS-accredited test lab.

The external hardware can be locked off to prevent un-authorised entry, without compromising building users’ ability to escape. The OAD lever shape and panic products help meet the requirements of BS 8300, ensuring buildings are accessible by all users as well as giving an attractive suited range that creates a coordinated finish throughout the building.

Alison Aston from ASSA ABLOY said: “Building on our heritage in the aluminium door hardware market, with our brands like Adams Rite, the new range is easier for our customers to stock and simpler to install, saving them time and cost. Thanks to our in-house expertise, our products are UK designed, tested, and manufactured – providing added supply chain security and quality assurance.

“When creating the new range, we’ve listened to customer feedback, and have developed products that are affordable and instantly compatible with PAS 24 and non-PAS 24 doorsets, reducing the need for additional stock holding and/or door fabrication. Plus, as a retrofittable product, they are quick to install and can instantly upgrade a building’s aesthetics and safety.”

Suitable for a wide variety of applications, the new range can be used on either single or non-rebated double doors and both the push bar and touch bar can be cut to size on site, allowing for a more bespoke fit.

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