Our roundup includes new products designed to help keep buildings and inhabitants safe and secure without sacrificing accessibility, aesthetics, or ergonomics.
D2100E Accessibility Intercom Module
Bird Home Automation
Accessible communication systems must address two of three senses — sight, hearing, and touch — simultaneously to ensure that entrance areas are accessible to people with sensory impairments without the help of third parties. The D2100E Accessibility intercom add-on module enables accessible door communication for the hearing impaired via a hearing loop that can wirelessly transmit the audio signal from the intercom to the visitor’s hearing aid. In addition, braille can be added to the IP-based door intercoms so the information is easy to feel for people with visual impairments. The current status of the door station is visualized with three pictograms: Call, Talk, and Open Door.
1912 Urban Deadbolt
Accurate Lock & Hardware
Popular in metropolitan environments, the 1912 Urban Deadbolt offers a simple retrofit to replace a traditional interior rim lock. The modern aesthetic of this auxiliary deadbolt makes it a decorative accessory as well as an additional layer of security. Made in the U.S.A., the deadbolt is available in most architectural finishes to match other hardware elements and is also customizable upon request.
Ashley Norton has expanded on its entry set offerings with new brass and bronze levers and knobs as well as new finishes, including matte black and flat black. With styles available in sandcast bronze or hot forged brass, the entry sets and coordinating interior hardware work with traditional or contemporary styles. All Ashley Norton mortise locks are UL listed and Grade 1 certified to ANSI standards, and all deadbolts are made of solid brass with a hardened steel insert for additional security.
A two-in-one tubular lock for pocket doors, TwistLock is the industry’s first combination of a spring-loaded, integrated edge pull that rotates to convert into a lock bolt. The bolt easily pops out and rotates to function as an edge pull, allowing for a more comfortable grip when pulling the door open or closed. When turned horizontally, the thumb turn rotates the hammerhead bolt 90 degrees into a solid locked position. Available for either a 2 ⅜-in or 2 ¾-in backset, TwistLock is the only product of its kind with a concealed fastener trim option.
Tubelite has expanded its ForceFront Blast product family to include a full range of high-security curtain wall, storefront, and entrance door systems to provide maximum safety and security for low- and mid-rise government, health care, educational, and commercial building projects. The systems are engineered to comply with the blast hazard-mitigating requirements for U.S. Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and Veterans Affairs applications. ForceFront’s curtain wall and storefront systems have been improved for better thermal performance, additional glazing options, higher load capacity, and easier installation.
SteelWeave Mesh Security Grilles & Doors
Featuring GKD Metal Fabric, Cornell SteelWeave mesh security grilles and doors protect businesses while allowing airflow and visibility. The stainless-steel mesh grilles are ideal for interior- and exterior-facing openings and can either secure service or food counters or offer floor-to-ceiling protection. They come in three design styles: Aesthetic Conceal has aluminum guides set into the wall for a hidden look; Aesthetic Reveal offers visible, stainless steel guides to add decorative appeal to entryways; and Service mesh security grilles deliver a cost-effective security solution for loading docks, storage rooms, and other applications.