Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems has announced the launch of Comar 7P.i CDE, a commercial swing door with electronic locking, that now holds a Secured By Design Licence. The Comar 7P.i CDE is an electronic lock option for the thermally broken commercial swing door range, which offers access control integration for both single and double leaf door sets. Secured by Design Homes 2016 requires that occupants, of a residential building with 10 or more distinct dwellings, must be able to remotely control the main entrance door from their apartment to allow access to known visitors. The Comar 7P.i CDE is ideal for multi-dwelling apartment applications, where the electronic lock suites in with most access control panels and includes panic exit hardware options. The solution can also be used in all manner of public buildings where occupant safety is required, such as health, education and other public buildings.
Comar says its specifiers and fabricators can be reassured by Comar 7P.i CDE’s secure, flexible design options. Achieving PAS 24:2016 in double leaf swing doors is said to be particularly challenging to pass on a test, as the doors resist a 4.5kN loading as well as a manual attack test. Double leaf doors are reportedly often called for on residential buildings as they allow facilities teams and occupants ease of access for bulky objects such as furniture, yet still provide security and convenience for day-to-day access where only a single leaf is commonly used, the Comar 7P.i CDE provides this solution.
Comar 7P.i CDE has been added to Comar’s BSi’s Kitemark for Enhanced Security which incorporates testing to BS 6375 Parts 1, 2 and 3, for a high traffic entrance door this means that the Comar 7Pi CDE has been tested and certified to 50,000 open and closing cycles, which is a requirement of the Secured by Design Licence.
The Comar 7P.i CDE lock uses magnetic triggers, located in the keeps, tripping the sprung-loaded locking points, which snap ‘locked’ almost instantly when the door is closed. This is said to provide a ‘fail locked’ environment that immediately protects a vulnerable resident returning home, even in the event of a power failure or vandalism.
Not only does the Comar 7P.i CDE integrate with access control systems, it also has been tested with the Fuhr’s Panic Exit crash bar, helping designers meet fire safety demands while providing PAS 24:2016 level of security and high traffic resilience. Comar’s lever door handles also integrate with the lock, their operation manually reloading the sprung mechanical locking points.
Comar 7P.i CDE has a comprehensive range of accessories, available direct from Comar, including a remote-control key fob, a wireless push pad and hard-wired switches.
The Comar 7P.i CDE is also said to present advantages in fabrication, including the need for only four machined ‘pockets’ in the lock and keep stiles, plus a one piece lock, thereby speeding up assembly times and reducing workshop errors. A single cable provides the lock with power and signal simplifying the routing in the frames. To cater for structural tolerances on site, adjustable raised keeps are available to ensure the locks engage correctly.