MDF Proprietary Products
Able To Withstand Attack, the aptly named ‘ATWA’ Lockshield (Patent Pending Application No. 2005906658) is a lock protection system that consists of engineered stainless steel plates that can be fitted to existing outward opening fire egress doors and frames of suitable construction or to new installations of up to four hour fire rating (Tested to 4hr to AS 1905 Part 1 – 1997 and BS 476 Part 22 – 1987).
Virtually every commercial, industrial or public building contains one or more perimeter fire exit doors that must be installed and maintained in accordance with the building codes and laws. These exits are often exposed to public access and suffer repeated attack as points of illegal entry.
Electronic security measures deter such attacks but do not prevent forced entry. Additional protection by way of non-compliant “locks” or “plates” is common though illegal and may result in
Breach of building occupation or fire certification with liability of that breach and possible prosecution.
Breach of fire certification or “TAG” in the case of fire rated door sets
May void the public liability insurance conditions in the event of a fire
The unique solution is now available!
MDF Group Pty Ltd have developed and tested a unique system to deter intruders and to prevent forced entry to properties as a solution to the abovementioned problem.
4 hour Fire Rated
Prevents forced entry and maintains security of assets and properties
Visibly deters intruders and hardens the target of attack
Capable of “retro-fitting”
Tested under extreme scenarios
Low cost solution compared with alarms or patrol security
Option for further protection by installing “Reveal Guard”
Superior to alarms and security patrols because it prevents entry rather than merely recording entry
In complying with fire safety codes it is a requirement that fire rated doors be able to be opened from the inside of a building area with one movement. Therefore the lock system for fire rated doors often needs to provide security from the exterior whilst providing no impediment to egress from the interior of the building in case of emergency
TESTING VIDEOS & IMAGES
Click below to view photographs of testing.
ATWA Lockshield installed and fully functional
ATWA Lockshield under attack
ATWA Lockshield remains in tact with little damage to the door, no damage to the lock and has prevented any break in.
Click on the movie links below to see ATWA Lockshield under attack!
video 1: ATWA pre-test
video 2: ATWA attack test
video 3: ATWA attack test (2)
video 4: ATWA destruction attempt
video 5: ATWA destruction attempt (2)
video 6: ATWA withstood attack
Installation of the ATWA on a complying fire door and frame would take about three hours for an MDF Group carpenter. We recommend steel faced fire doors for added protection, which MDF Group can also supply and install.
MDF Group can replace an old (existing) door and frame with a new complying door and frame inclusive of new hardware with the ATWA as the ultimate protection.
A trained specialist from MDF Group can conduct an audit and report on current compliance as well as feasibility on the installation of ATWA.