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21st April 2021 Issue no. 554
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Allegion upgrades Briton outside access devices
Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, will launch its eagerly awaited, upgraded outside access devices (OADs) by Briton this month.
The all-new design offers a host of innovative features, including return-to-door lever handles, anti-vandal design and full compliance with BS 8300, making this a valuable upgrade to Briton's panic hardware range.
Briton OADs are an important and trusted product for buildings within a wide range of sectors, such as commercial, education, healthcare and transport, because of the simple and robust means they provide for allowing access through emergency exit doors from the outside without compromising the security of the building.
Fully compliant with current regulations, this new range has been designed around the needs of facilities managers, maintenance supervisors or other people who are responsible for a building's security. Listening carefully to the experiences of users and installers, the range now offers enhanced security with its key retention option, which can be configured to prevent the door from being left unlocked. Damage to the mechanism is also prevented by the clutching device, should the lever be forcibly abused.
Veeru Harrad, UK product manager at Allegion, said, "Our new range of outside access devices provides a secure and compliant set of products that are perfect for any entry necessary within public buildings. We continue to update our products to ensure we not only meet all compliance regulations, but that we delight our customers and those that use our products once they're installed."
Briton products are renowned for being easy to maintain, and retrofit, meaning that the new upgraded OAD will retrofit with existing 1413E models, without leaving any holes behind, and require little maintenance over its lifetime.
The new devices are suitable for both single and double doors, when fitted to the first opening leaf of a pair. They can be self-handed or site reversible, and they are supplied with a euro profile standard differ cylinder (cylinders can be keyed alike or master keyed). The products are suitable for doors between 40mm and 100mm thick and are fully compatible with Briton 560, 570 and 376 Series devices.
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