Home security and fenestration component provider ERA is extending its certified solutions offering with the launch of two new, heavy-duty TS 003 door security devices, adding to its premium collection of Fab and Fix suited hardware. Designed to limit the initial opening of an external door, the heavy-duty door chain and door restrictor has been engineered to provide additional security. The products have been independently tested and certified to protect the integrity of the door in distraction burglary situations, where extreme and repeated force may be applied.
The TS 003 door chain allows homeowners to safely identify and speak with visitors without granting access, helping to protect against forced entry. The TS 003 door restrictor can be easily applied and released when the door is closed, providing a simple yet robust security solution.
PAS24 compatible, the door chain is suitable for use with timber and PVC-U doors, and the restrictor with timber and composite doors. Both devices are reportedly easy to fit and are available as part of the Fab and Fix range of matching hardware in a choice of patented Hardex finishes, including chrome, gold, bronze, graphite and satin.
Sarah Knight, ERA’s product manager, said: “Fabricators and their customers rightly demand both style and substance when it comes to hardware choices. Our new TS 003 door chain and restrictor delivers on both counts. The choice of premium Hardex finishes offers a high-end, durable aesthetic, while the TS 003 certification reflects ERA’s continued commitment to offering security solutions that achieve the most demanding performance standards. With many homeowners receiving more door callers as we increasingly shop online, and distraction burglary being an ongoing concern for older customers in particular, the new TS 003 certified devices are a timely addition to our Fab and Fix range.”
Both products are accredited by Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification scheme and have undergone testing to conform to TS 003:2012 and BS EN 1670:2007. This includes exceeding breaking forces of 100N and 200 door opening impacts when in abuse mode. In attack mode, the products have been tested to not exceed 25mm at the point of disengagement and 76mm in the ‘on guard’ position.