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GEZE unlocks failsafe door safety system

A ‘whole door system’ that combines secure locking with failsafe emergency evacuation features has been introduced by GEZE UK to meet the rigorous PAS 24 (Product Assessment Specification) standard.

The Slimdrive SL NT PAS 24 System enables 24-hour access control and has been designed and tested for continuous use.

With GEZE’s unique, robust locking system that is hidden from view – the Slimdrive SL NT PAS 24 system makes it even harder for opportunist burglars to identify points of access.

GEZE’s proven Slimdrive SL NT technology, together with the enhanced security testing required to achieve PAS 24 accreditation, adds up to the perfect entrance system with no compromises - security, accessibility, access control and great aesthetics.

Under PAS 24, a series of tests are performed including manual attack, in which the test engineer uses a range of tools anywhere on the door over a 15-minute period, impact testing of both ‘soft body’ and ‘hard body’ objects, and force testing in which loads are applied for up to five minutes.

The door must withstand all of the tests to pass and achieve PAS 24 certification.

These security enhancements are fast becoming key features for buildings where security with escape routes are a high priority.

The system uses GEZE’s proven Slimdrive SL NT automatic sliding operator. At just seven centimetres, it is the slimmest on the market enabling it to be almost invisibly integrated into the facade.

The system can move leaf weights up to 125kg and is virtually silent in operation.

“This is a landmark system in the fight against crime. It incorporates enhanced security features without compromising on the functionality and aesthetic benefits for which our products have become known,” said GEZE UK managing director Kaz Spiewakowski.

GEZE UK worked with Jack Aluminium Systems, one of the UK’s leading aluminium glazing systems companies, to develop the new system for automatic sliding doors.

“It has been a honour to work with GEZE UK to develop this system which combines safety and security in line with the PAS 24 standard,” said Jack Aluminium Systems sales director Jeff Pearson.

“It will no doubt prove to be of real practical benefit within a variety of publicly-accessed buildings bringing with it peace of mind to those who live and work in the places where it is installed,” he added.

A brochure has been produced to explain the system in detail.This is available by emailing the marketing team:  [email protected] .

For more information about GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic and manual door closers call 01543 443000 or visit www.geze.co.uk.

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