Twenty-four years ago, we at Fireco invented Dorgard, the very first hold-open fire door device to enable the doors to automatically close on the sound of the alarm. Our chairman, Neil Purssey, walked past a dancing plastic flower which made him wonder whether a fire door could react to a fire alarm. The answer was a resounding yes. In the last 24 years we’ve continued to innovate, listening to our customers and learning what they need and what works.
Dorgard Pro is our latest innovation. It is the culmination of our years of experience creating intelligent fire safety products. Among Dorgard Pro’s many great new features is Fireco SmartSound, which already knows the sound of your alarm. This means there’s no need for any time-consuming or complicated programming to ‘teach’ the device what your alarm sounds like before it can be used. This SmartSound technology means that Dorgard Pro eliminates false alarms in noisy environments. It’s great for use in schools or factories, or even anywhere people need to use a vacuum cleaner!
Dorgard was the first of its kind, and Dorgard Pro has been designed for our customers using our 24 years of experience. Dorgard has been copied, but as with any type of original versus imitator situation, no thought process is required to simply replicate something that already exists. Every part of the Dorgard Pro has been thought through and developed using our experience of creating hold-open door devices for 24 years. That’s 24 years of talking to our customers and finding out what works for them, and what doesn’t.
Any imitation is, by nature, limited. Those that simply copy don’t need the expertise required to design the product in the first place. They have not had to listen to customers, go on site and speak to installers. They have not needed to try and test, and learn and understand what is needed and why. We design our products for our customers. And Fireco SmartSound is unlike anything else out there. Our products work because we designed them that way.
You spoke, we listened.
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Dorgard SmartSound™ is the latest addition to the Fireco product range. Keep your fire doors open legally, safe in the knowledge that Dorgard SmartSound will automatically enable them to close if a fire alarm sounds.
In 1994 our chairman Neil Purssey invented the first wireless hold-open device for fire doors. Dorgard reacted to the sound of a fire alarm to automatically close the door. It did that then and it does that now.