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Dorgard Fire Door Retainers

Dorgard Fire Door Retainers

Product Code: DG2000

Customer Rating: 5 stars

Dorgard Fire Door Retainers Key Features

  • Free Next Day Delivery on all Dorgard Orders.
  • FREE Automatic Fire Door Keep Clear Sign.
  • Conforms to BS7273-4:2007
  • Battery Operated - Supplied complete with 2 x C Size Alkaline Batteries.
  • Certified to BS EN 115:1997.
  • Automatically releases a fire door upon hearing the fire alarm activating.
  • Manufactured in the UK.
  • Automatic Night Time Release function.

Product Information

Dorgard is the easy, safe and legal solution to holding fire doors open, while automatically closing on the sound of an alarm. You often see doors held open using fire extinguishers or chairs but this is breaking the law.

1 x Dorgard Kit Contains

  • 1 x New Generation Dorgard.
  • 1 x Floor plate.
  • 4 x Fixing screws - For Dorgard.
  • 4 x Fixing screws & rawl plugs - For floor plate.
  • 2 x C Size alkaline batteries
  • Fitting & User guide.
  • "Do Not Use" card
  • FREE Automatic Fire Door Keep Clear Sign.

About Dorgards:

Dorgard's are fully automatic and will release a fire door when an alarm is heard. Being completely wire free and battery operated installation and maintenance is easy, quick and non disruptive.

Installation is easy, quick and non-disruptive. The Dorgard is affixed to your fire door with four screws and takes approximately 5 minutes to install. Once you have inserted two C-size batteries (supplied), Dorgard is ready for duty.

How Does the Dorgard work?

Dorgard is a complete wireless solution as it is a battery operated self-contained device. The Dorgard constantly listens for a sound above 65 db. Once the fire alarm sounds, the Dorgard will pick up the noise and after approximately 14 seconds, the Dorgard will release the fire door. The Dorgard is also capable of automatically releasing doors at night for maximum protection.

Can the Dorgard Automatically Release the Doors?

Although the Dorgard can be used to hold open a fire door 24 hours a day, it is not ideal at night. The Dorgard has an Automatic Night Time Release feature. Dorgard has an internal clock, which allows the user to set a time for the Dorgard to automatically release a fire door. The Dorgard will then not operate as a hold open device until the next morning at a time set by the user. This allows the Dorgard to provide maximum protection 24 hours a day.

How to Operate a Dorgard

To hold the door open

Open the door to the required 'hold open' position, or open fully against the bump stop of the floor plate (if fitted). Stand sideways to the door. Press the black knob on top of the Dorgard down using your foot. Greater foot pressure may be needed depending upon force from the door closer or the type of floor surface. Whilst depressing the black knob pull the door gently in the direction of closing. Remove your foot and let go of the door.

To release Dorgard manually

Lightly kick the black knob toward the door. Or push the door in the direction of opening. Dorgard can only be released by kicking the black plunger knob if a floor plate is installed. Dorgard Applications

Dorgard is ideally suited to hotels, office buildings, guest houses and any buildings where hard wiring door release mechanisms is not an option. Dorgard is easy to install and will help you meet the fire regulations without having to fit an expensive and intrusive alternative. Dorgard installs in under 5 minutes!


  • Overall Height: 205mm
  • Main Casing Height: 150mm
  • Width: 195mm
  • Depth: 45mm
  • Packet Weight: 950g
  • Product Only (including Batteries): 700g

Dorgard Approvals & Standards:

  • BS EN 1155: 1997 building hardware. Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors. (Manufacturer’s classification number 357113).EN61000-6-1:2001 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Immunity for residential, commercial and light industrial environments.

  • EN61000-6-3:2001+A11:2004. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Generic standards. Emission standard for residential, commercial and light industrial environments.

  • BS 7273-4 category B. Code of practice for the operation of fire protection measures. Activation of release mechanisms for doors.

  • USA patent number: 5525963
  • European patent number: 0635092

For full specification details / product Manual & Fitting instructions please refer to our downloads section. 

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Complete with Free Next Day Delivery & 5 Year Warranty 

Customer Reviews

  • from London Rating:5 stars

    The Dorgards are great. We had a quote from a Fire Alarm Company to install door magnets for 5 x price, and they do the same job! Really cost effective option. Thanks.

  • from Brighton Rating:5 stars

    Brilliant product. Will be returning to order more shortly.

  • from Liverpool Rating:5 stars

    Arrived next day exactly as promised. Thank you. About the product itself, we have just installed these on our fire doors in my workplace office and they work really really well. We have absolutely no complaints they work brilliantly!

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