NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ASSA ABLOY Group brands Ceco Door and Curries introduce 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 Ceco Door or Curries 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 Ceco Door
Ceco Door is a world-leading manufacturer of steel doors and frames for commercial, industrial and institutional construction. Focusing on innovation and state of the art automation enables Ceco Door to provide quality products and outstanding customer service. www.cecodoor.com.
Founded in 1958, CURRIES is an industry leader in the manufacture of hollow metal doors and frames. The company supplies a full line of custom and standard products for new and retrofit construction projects in the commercial, educational and healthcare markets. www.curries.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
SOURCE ASSA ABLOY Door Group