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dormakaba operator chosen by smart to launch security-rated smart wall auto slide door.

Leading manufacturer of access and security solutions, dormakaba, has partnered with Smart Architectural Aluminium to aid in the development of a PAS 24 Tested Automatic Sliding Door system.

Smart Architectural Aluminium has introduced a PAS 24 option to its auto-slide Smart Wall door system, featuring standard and fire escape door variants, the new auto-slide door is the first in the UK to be fully tested to the latest PAS 24 standards. Representing the latest security upgrade to Smart’s established Smart Wall system, the new auto-slide door provides architects, designers and facilities managers with even more flexibility when working on both new build and refurbishment projects. 

In developing the new door, Smart Architectural Aluminium worked with dormakaba’s ES200 operator to develop a sliding door system that would provide a robust solution ideal for high traffic environments and emergency exits.

Kevin Cole, Smart’s Senior Project Engineer, said: “Having elected to use the dormakaba ES200 sliding door operator system, our team undertook some re-design work of the existing Smart Wall door system to ensure that the auto-slide product delivers the same demanding performance and aesthetic requirements as the rest of the system, including the achievement of the new PAS 24 standards.” 

Lee Chandler, Product Marketing Manager at dormakaba commented: “Our ES 200 operator offered the perfect solution for the Smart Wall door, enabling it to operate smoothly, quietly and efficiently with a wide range of widths, weights and functionality. We have worked with Smart for many years on a number of projects and it has been great to work in collaboration again, to successfully bring this new product to launch.”