Fireco has recently launched its new Freedor solution for holding fire doors open safely and legally while improving access. Freedor is a wireless device that is installed at the top of a fire door. It allows the door to swing freely and to be left in any position, but will close the door when the fire alarm sounds.

The Freedor solution detects a fire alarm that exceeds 65dBA, verifying the alarm over a 14 second period, before releasing the fire door to prevent the spread of fire and smoke around a building.

Features of the solution include adjustable closing speed, operation up to power size four (80kg fire door), it allows the door to be set at any angle up to 90° and operate normally until activated. It is suitable for right and left hand swing doors, can be installed on the opening or closing side of the door, and includes a night-time release facility, fail to safe technology, with a minimum battery life of 12-18 months. It also includes adjustable sensitivity, is CE marked and is designed to comply with BS EN 1154, BS EN 1155 and BS 7273-4 category C.