Fireco developed the Dorgard fire door retainer based on dancing flower toys that were able to respond to sound. Once it is installed on the door, the Dorgard device has a top knob that is designed to be pressed by foot. The rubber foot on the unit holds the door open until it is activated by the alarm sound. They take less than 5 minutes to install with just 4 screws and a template
Dartford, UK (PRWEB) April 30, 2009
Fire Protection Online, an Internet retailer of fire safety equipment for the UK, is fully stocked with Dorgard products. The Dorgard device costs just £97.87 and the range also includes the protective covers, footplates and spare ferrules. Among the company's full scope of fire protection products, Dorgard systems are considered essential for organizations and individuals to comply with UK fire safety regulations.
The Dorgard unit is a wireless, battery-operated device that takes about 5 minutes to install on a fire door. It includes a rubber foot that holds the door open. If a fire alarm of 65 decibels or higher sounds for more than 14 seconds, the foot will automatically retract and the door will close. For doors weighing more than 120 kg and for floors that are slippery, the floorplate can be installed below the door. Floorplates and all necessary fittings are included with every Dorgard package.
"Before Dorgard existed, it would be common practice to illegally wedge open a fire door with boxes or a fire extinguisher," says Jason Miller, Sales Manager for Fire Protection Online. "This would obstruct critical exits in case there really was a fire, and UK companies were struck with heavy fines for allowing this, under the 2006 Fire Safety Order."
"Fireco developed the Dorgard fire door retainer based on dancing flower toys that were able to respond to sound. Once it is installed on the door, the Dorgard device has a top knob that is designed to be pressed by foot. The rubber foot on the unit holds the door open until it is activated by the alarm sound. They take less than 5 minutes to install with just 4 screws and a template," Miller added.
Versions of Fireco's door guard device sold by Fire Protection Online include black, mahogany, brass, brushed aluminum, red, and white models. Included in the package are the necessary mounting accessories as well as batteries. The door retainers are powered by 2 C-size batteries, which last up to 12 months.
"To further demonstrate the significance of Dorgard, Fireco implemented its Wedge Pledge campaign to deter against the practice of wedging open fire doors. By sending the company illegal fire door wedges, customers can receive £5 off each Dorgard, and Fireco will donate £1 to burn charities for each product sold," Miller explained.
About Fire Protection Online
Founded in 2004, Fire Protection Online was begun on the basis of providing high-quality fire safety equipment at low prices. The company operates an Internet-only business focused on low price and 100% satisfaction guarantees and provides comprehensive customer service as well as online help and information. It specializes not only on the Dorgard retainers fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, signs, and a variety of safety equipment and professional fire fighting supplies.