NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ASSA ABLOY Group brand Dominion Building Products introduces the Factory Glazed StormPro 320 system, a new opening solution designed for light commercial and residential buildings located in tornado-prone regions. This assembly shields against flying debris and helps ensure the safety of occupants in safe rooms and storm shelters of small business or residential homes during tornadoes and other extreme windstorm events.
"Tornadoes can bring violent winds of up to 250 miles per hour, with enough force to cause massive destruction to homes and towns, along with heartbreaking deaths and injuries," said Jim Bell, Windstorm Coordinator, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. "By combining research, experience and technological advances, we can now offer this high performance opening solution with the unique optional feature of a window that allows occupants to safely see what's happening outside the room."
The Factory Glazed StormPro 320 door is always ready for the next tornado, without compromising operation and aesthetics in normal use. The door is available with a patent-pending, factory installed 10" x 10" tornado-resistant glass kit, enabling occupants to safely peer out to see if the storm has passed. An industry first, this tornado-resistant glazing is third-party UL tested and classified to FEMA 320 guidelines and ICC 500 standards.
The Dominion Building Products StormPro 320 fully-tested and certified assembly includes UL-labeled doors, plus cylindrical locks, dead bolts, hinges, closers, position switches, and power transfers from ASSA ABLOY hardware brands, creating a complete opening solution. The certification requires door, frame and hardware combinations as tested and should not be compromised.
About Dominion Building Products
Dominion Building Products provides assembled commercial doors, aluminum windows, canopies and related accessories to the pre-engineered building industry. www.dominionproducts.com
About ASSA ABLOY
ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. www.assaabloydss.com
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