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21st October 2020 Issue no. 530
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Smart new door closer is clever innovation
A new wire-free, digital fire door closer that uses smart technology to 'learn' the sound of a specific fire alarm has been launched by fire technology specialists Geofire.
Easily retrofitted to any door, this intelligent wire-free closer learns the sound of your specific fire alarm, releasing the door in the event of a fire. The closer is swing-free too, making the door responsively light to handle, and the simple answer to legally holding open fire doors to ease access.
The advanced digital technology that's behind Geofire's new Agrippa wire-free fire door closer uniquely 'listens and learns' the sound of a specific fire alarm. This ensures the closer's releasing trigger reacts only to the precise sound of the fire alarm rather than extraneous loud noises, so false activations are virtually eliminated.
The Agrippa's closing speed is adjustable, with a holding angle of 65-105 degrees, and it can be programmed for daily release. It requires only two C cell batteries (which last for 12 months). The closer is approved to EN1155, EN1154 and CE Marked, with additional features that include a seven segment LED display, manual release button and a low battery warning display.
The reaction from Installers, Specifiers and End Users has been very enthusiastic, seeing the Agrippa door closer as an exceptional product that combines innovation, functionality and good looks.
The Agrippa door closer is being successfully specified in a range of key sectors that includes care homes, schools, hospitals and hotels, where it is essential to have doors in an open position at certain times of the day to aid access, but equally as important to ensure the doors are closed in the event of a fire.
This advanced closer is part of the Agrippa Acoustic Products Range that includes an acoustically triggered fire door holder. UK manufacturer Geofire specialises in the manufacture of a wide range of electromagnetic door holders and other activation devices used widely as part of fire, security or ventilation systems.
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