Abloy Security has launched a new, innovative push bar from panic exit device specialists JPM, suitable for all types of both public and commercial buildings.
Called FAP8, this latest concept in push bar design combines high level security specifications and fire ratings with aesthetics for a modern look. In addition, FAP8 provides exceptional resistance to break-ins and guarantees maximum safety during evacuation. The innovative nature of the FAP8 centres around a new bolt design. In essence, the bolt wraps around a striker and is simply released when the bar is pushed, rather than physically activated into the open position.
This means that minimal force is required to open the door in a panic situation, considerably enhancing safety.
As a result of this new bolt design, FAP8 is also capable of resisting a pull force of 980Kg applied to the door from the outside, demonstrating remarkable resistance to attempted break-ins. FAP8 is available in one, two and three point locking versions in both 850mm and 1150mm widths that can be cut to fit any specified door.
The unit is available in grey as standard with other finishing options available to meet architectural requirements. In addition, the new FAP8 range is specially designed to be aesthetically pleasing and to integrate smoothly to internal architecture, without adversely affecting the look of the area.
In addition, it has been specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the EN2000 range of handles available from ABLOY. FAP8 is compatible with all types of doors, as well as single and double leaf and narrow stile doors. FAP 8 meets the requirements of BSEN 1125 and hence is suitable for use in all types of public buildings, from large office blocks to hospitals and schools.
In particular, the new release function typically requires less force than standard push bars, making it perfect for use in buildings where children or the elderly may be present.