How are you protecting your escape routes?
The Shuttle is an intelligent fire door retainer that is installed on the face side of the fire door. This device learns the sound of your fire alarm and will only activate and allow the fire door to close when this is heard. Unlike other acoustic door closers on the market, Shuttle responds only to the sound of your fire alarm and does not activate on hearing vacuum cleaners and other ambient noises. This is because of its dual listening technology which enables it to learn specific sounds.
Once the unit has been installed, select the “learn alarm feature” using the LCD screen and buttons, and set off your fire alarm for 30 seconds. The device will then have heard and learnt that sound and will activate itself.
Once the Shuttle has been configured with the specific alarm sound, ensure the floorplate has been installed in a position that will hold the fire door open at an angle greater than 65 degrees, then gently press the foot actuator down and align the floor plunger with the recess in the floorplate.
This device is an ideal solution for construction sites where a stair core is the main fire escape route. Doors are often propped open for ease when moving materials around the building; however, in the event of a fire, the doors may remain propped open thus not protecting the fire escape route.
Install Shuttle on your construction site and be assured that your fire escape routes will be protected at all times. Weekly tests are advised for the Shuttle in the same way as you’d check your temporary fire alarm system and the escape routes.
Find out more on the Shuttle here or contact our team to find more
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