The Comar 7P.i CDE Secured by Design Commercial Door is the latest product to from Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, part of TPG-The Parkside Group. The new Comar Secured by Design commercial is ideal for schools, apartment buildings, shops, offices or other premises needing a door set with certified security.
What is the new Comar 7P.i CDE Secured by Design Commercial Door?
Comar is one of the UK’s best-known systems companies. Their commercial systems especially are widely specified, manufactured and installed in commercial developments of offices, apartments, retail parks and other high-use buildings. With the new CDE door, Comar adds to their already broad range of commercial doors.
A Secured by Design (SBD) commercial door is not a new product. However, these have primarily been designed as entrance doors with a high security lock. What Comar has done with the new 7P.i CDE Commercial Door is created an SBD Licenced Product tested with an electronic lock with access control integration.
This aluminium commercial swing door has electronic locking and using the thermally broken door and framing sections of the widely-specified Comar suite.
The result is a commercial swing door with electronic locking holding an SBD licence and offering effective control over who can enter a building.
Why use a Secured By Design Commercial Aluminium Door?
Any building that is not a dwelling, should be fitted with a commercial aluminium door as it meets Building Regulations, and other complementary standards such as the Equalities Act, BS8300 and Approved Document M.
Commercial doors have for years had a largely unchanged design, relying on the trusted door closer and their robust mechanical construction. Security on commercial doors has been excellent, with these doors having high security locks such as those from Axim, Adams Rite and other fine brands. However, as building specifications get more demanding, commercial doors have followed the lead of residential doors and windows by now having independent certification.
For architects, building owners or occupiers, specifying a Secured by Design commercial door enables these primary entrance doors to offer not only certified security but to fall in line with other doors and windows in the building independently tested for security.
Top Features of the Comar 7P.i CDE SBD Door.
- Both single and double door sets are available.
- Meets Secured by Design Homes 2016 requirements.
- Works with all types of access control panels such as swipe cards, key fobs or buzz entry systems.
- Ideal for premises needing specific occupant safety such as secure units, education or healthcare buildings.
- A certified commercial door from one of the UK’s best known commercial aluminium systems companies.
To meet the needs of new apartment buildings with 10 or more separate dwelling, this new Comar commercial door meets the needs of Secured By Design Homes 2016 requirements.
The SBD Homes initiative is designed to provide security of all dwellings and not just new homes. Incorporating the latest security standards, SBD Homes addresses security, community safety in flats as well as houses. It also covers housing estates, high rise apartment buildings as well as assisted living and student accommodation. Therefore, for commercial door contractors, manufacturers and installers and building specifiers, Comars’ new 7P.i CDE is ideal for multi-dwelling housing projects.
Practical considerations for Secured by Design commercial doors.
Enhanced security is one of the many reasons why commercial buildings may need a certified commercial aluminium door. However, with many office and residential buildings there are practical considerations as well. Comar’s new SBD commercial door is designed to address both user and security requirements.
The new Comar door comes as both single and double door sets. For shops and smaller entrances, single doors provide a practical solution. For buildings requiring a larger door or for greater flexibility, door designers like Comar understand that in many buildings, the lead door is used more often with the slave door only opened when access is required for large items like furniture or office equipment.
The SBD test is thorough, and double door sets are quite hard to achieve certification on. As the doors are put through stress and load tests on the locking points, the door frame on a single door fixed to the structure, naturally provides a stronger locking point. Double doors rely solely on the door stile of the slave leaf.
The Comar SBD commercial door has achieved PAS 24:2016 for a double door set as well as a single door. The product has resisted a 4.5kN loading in additional to several manual attack tests as defined by the standard. As a result, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems has added the 7P.i CDE door to their BSI Kitemark for Enhanced Security.
A heavy-duty door set in a high traffic environment must also be reliable. Comar has tested the door to BS 6375 Parts 1, 2 and 3, for high traffic commercial entrance doors. This standard involves 50,000 open and closing cycles, that is also required to obtain an SBD Licence.
Hardware used in the Comar 7P.i CDE Secured by Design Commercial Door.
This high security door uses several quality hardware components to provide reliable operation with high security.
The door lock is reliably designed to provide a fail-secure facility, meaning that the door remains locked securely if the power fails. The door lock is a one-piece construction that uses magnetic triggers. These magnetic triggers are located in the keeps, tripping the sprung loaded locking points. When the door closes, the lock instantly secures the door.
The lock integrates with the broad range of access control systems, such as key-fobs, swipe cards as well as the traditional buzz-entry systems used for residential apartments.
The new Comar 7P.i CDE SBD commercial door also works with the Fuhr Panic Exit Device, therefore providing an SBD door with emergency escape facility. For buildings with rear fire-exit doors that are out of sight and potentially vulnerable to attack this is a great solution.
Finally, for enhanced user convenience, the new Comar door can also work with lever handles, providing easy exit through the door set offering magnet triggered instant locking for peace of mind.
Commercial door fabricators interested in making SBD doors will find the Comar door offers easy fabrication, reducing costs. The Comar 7P.i CDE Secured By Design commercial door only need four machined pockets in the lock and keep stiles for the one-piece lock. A single cable provides power to the lock, ready for a qualified electrician to connect the doors on site with simplified wire-routing in the frames.
Comar doors come with the same high standards of service thanks to the multi-million-pound stock-holding and impressive delivery dates that Comar is well-known for and trusted by their nationwide network of manufacturers.
Contact us if you would like further information on certified security commercial doors or where to buy the Comar 7P.i CDE Secured by Design commercial door.