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Easy access and improved safety at Komedia arts venue

The customer

The Komedia is an arts venue situated in the heart of Brighton’s Laines. It specialises in a variety of events including comedy, live music, club nights and kids’ shows. As a multi-purpose venue it can see up to a thousand people pass through its doors in an evening.



Customer requirements

Maintain safe accessibility in a busy venue
Product provided
Dorgard Pro
"Working with Fireco has been great, from the planning stage, where we had a very thorough visit from Jason the Engineer, to the install, which was really smooth and fast. Dorgard Pro has proved easy to use and given us peace of mind that there’s less to maintain on a day to day basis."
Paul Musselwhite
Komedia MD


A busy environment creates access issues

“There’s a challenge with such high numbers of people populating the building,” says Paul Musselwhite, Komedia MD. “Safe movement is essential as they move through the corridors and get up during intervals in shows to use the facilities or go to the bar.”

Paul and his team decided that having Dorgard Pro installed would improve customer movement and alleviate potential safety issues.

the solution

Dorgard Pro grants free-flowing movement and fire safety

“We’ve found that having Dorgards in place takes a lot of responsibility away from the staff having to man doors, and if there was a fire evacuation it just gives you that peace of mind that those fire doors are going to be shut safely. It also allows for better movement throughout the building at the crunch points. Our building is a bit of a rabbit warren with lots of doorways and corridors, so having Dorgard Pro has helped massively.”

Find out more about Dorgard Pro here

Dorgard Pro is a fire door retainer which holds open fire doors legally, allowing them to automatically close when an alarm is activated.

Dorgard Pro is controlled by ProHub, which is directly connected to the fire alarm panel. As this requires professional installation, Dorgard Pro is exclusively available to professional installers. We’ll recommend an installer in your area.

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