A closed fire door is an effective barrier against fire, protecting property and people`s lives. Wedging open fire doors is illegal and dangerous, putting organizations at risk of prosecution and potentially putting lives at risk.
DoorSense is a reliable, high-quality acoustic release door hold open device that meets all legal requirements for use in a wide range of environments including sensitive areas such as schools, care homes, etc. It holds a fire door open in any position but automatically releases the door should a fire alarm sound or at a set time.
Quick and easy to install, DoorSense is an inexpensive device that simply screws fits the bottom of the chosen door in a matter of minutes with no risk to the fire door`s integrity.
Unlike some competitor products, the rugged casing of DoorSense is flame retardant, whilst the smooth, radiused surface is better at deflecting accidental knocks and bumps than the angular casings of alternative products.
CE Marked to EN 1155 and EMC tested, these Fire Door Retainers are fire rated for timber (FD120) fire doors.
Suitable for use in conjunction with size 3 to size 7 door closers (see the new Union RetroV closer) DoorSense is a standalone door release unit which is designed to be fixed to a fire door to provide a reliable way to keep the door open, but automatically releases it if the fire alarm sounds, or at a set time.
Automatically releases if the fire alarm sounds, or at a set time (if timer function used) and can be manually overridden if required
• Powered by 2 x 1.5V DC LR14 Size (C cell) Batteries
• Low Battery indicator warns if batteries need replacing
• Robust, practical a curved, fire-retardant casing helps to avoid unit damage by deflecting accidental impacts
• Available in Black, Red, and White
• Compliant with BS EN 1155 – EMC Tested and rated for timber doors (FD120)
• Easy to fit has the same footprint/fixing points as many older units
• Dimensions; Width: 194mm – Height: 207mm – Depth: 43mm
DoorSense comes as a complete kit with; the unit itself, easy fixing template, fixings, batteries and a choice of floor plates.
Incredibly easy to Install in just a minute or two, these units require no wiring or specialist skills and even use the same footprint as some older units (making them an ideal and more cost-effective replacement for damaged or faulty old units).
DoorSense is both robust and practical. Unlike older type competitor units, the casing on the DoorSense unit is fire-retardant and the curved design of the casing helps to deflect impacts and keep the unit looking smart even when subjected to extreme treatment.
Legal Conformance and Safety
DoorSense is Compliant with BS EN 1155 – EMC Tested and rated for timber doors (FD120) and offers a legally compliant way of leaving a fire door open for deliveries, improved ventilation or any other reason.
The unit is designed to automatically release the door when the fire alarm sounds. It features an easy sensitivity adjustment to ensure optimum performance in any specific locations where the standard sensitivity setting may result in the release mechanism being activated by general high noise volume other than a fire alarm, for instance.
When used, the timer function can be set to automatically release the door at a given time, i.e. you may decide that doors should automatically close at 6 pm (or any other time you choose). Of course, there is also a manual override, so a gentle tap on the kick stop will immediately release the retainer foot from the floorplate, allowing the door to close.
Additional Products for use with DoorSense
Door Closer – once the fire door is released, a door closer mechanism is obviously needed to actually close the door. The Union RetroV overhead door closer is an ideal choice, delivering reliable performance at a very modest price. (it`s also a straight forward and cheaper replacement for other manufacturers older door closer units, often even using the same fixing holes).
Preventing Finger Trapping Accidents – closing fire doors can pose a risk of injury to fingers especially among children or the elderly. A finger trapped in the hinge cavity of a closing door, for instance, could result in painful injuries and ultimately even amputation.
According to ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and as reported by BBC News (October 2017), About 30,000 children trap their fingers indoors each year and more than 1,500 of them need surgery according to Bapras (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons), self-shutting fire safety doors, car doors, and hinges are the top three causes of finger and hand injuries in children.
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DoorSense is a standalone door release unit which is designed to be fixed to a fire door to provide a reliable way to keep the door open, but automatically release it if the fire alarm sounds, or at a set time.
DoorSense is Compliant with BS EN 1155 - EMC Tested and rated for timber doors (FD120) and offers a legally compliant way of leaving a fire door open for deliveries, improved ventilation or any other reason.