Built-in panic function adds competitive advantage from Carl F Groupco

...what sets this product apart from other market offerings is its emergency exit or panic function...

Leading independent hardware supplier Carl F Groupco is highlighting the benefits of its popular SmartSecure FUHR autotronic 834P Hybrid Automatic Door Lock for educational and commercial settings. One of the product’s key differentiators is its built-in panic function that provides an effective emergency escape. 

John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco, explains: “The 834P offers a practical hybrid solution for multiple occupancy buildings or dwellings that need the security and convenience of an automatic locking system with access control options. But what sets this product apart from other market offerings is its emergency exit or panic function, which is a critical safety feature for use in such settings. It’s a step change in intelligent hardware design that is proving popular with our commercial customers.”  

The emergency exit and panic door function of the FUHR Autotronic 834P Hybrid Automatic Door Lock is compatible with the CISA FAST Touch Panic Exit Push Bar, allowing unimpeded escape from the inside of the building at any time on either the active or inactive door leaf. The hardware set is BS EN 1125 and BS EN 179 accredited for panic and emergency exit doors and is also UKCA approved.  

The 834P lock is suitable for aluminium, composite, PVC-U and timber doors and is available for single and double doors. The lock is fitted into the eurogroove, which unlike face fit alternatives, make is particularly suitable for education and commercial settings where the risks of tampering may be higher.  

On closing, two latching deadbolts simultaneously extend and lock in place, providing instant security compared to a standard mechanical door lock. Unlocking is motorised, allowing access control to be added or integration into existing building management systems. A PAS 24 and Secured by Design option is available too.

The CISA Push Bar is also suitable for installations that need to comply with Scottish Building Regulations, because at just 75mm from the door, it is well under the requirement that hardware on panic exit doors should protrude no further than 150mm for Category 1 doors and 100mm for Category 2 doors. 

John concluded: “We’re committed to offering products with added value benefits to support our customers, and the SmartSecure FUHR autotronic 834P is the perfect example of this. It offers an intelligent, practical solution that meets the needs of educational and commercial settings.” 

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