ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, has extended its premium range of Fab&Fix suited hardware with the launch of its new Berwick High Security 2* Door Handle.
Expertly designed to provide fabricators and installers with a high security door handle that resists unwanted attacks, the handle has been independently tested and certified in accordance with TS 007-1: 2014 +A2 Corr 2 and is compatible with all euro profile cylinders. Featuring a sculptured backplate that discourages unwanted attention from mole grips, it contains a hidden strengthening plate, which helps prevent the removal of the external handle. Available in both 44mm and 70mm versions to accommodate a wide variety of PVCu and composite door profiles, the handle is supplied with all fixings to support easy and efficient installation, including high strength security M6 screws.
Delivering first class functionality, the fully sprung solid handle provides a consistent 90-degree lever return, whilst the ergonomic lever and low friction nylon bush provide smooth operating action. Perfectly matching over 200 hardware products within the Fab&Fix portfolio, the handle is available in a wide range of finishes, including Hardex Chrome, Hardex Graphite and Antique Black. It is also supplied with colour matched screw heads to create a consistent finish that will stand the test of time.
Sarah Knight, Product Manager for Decorative Hardware at ERA, commented: “The launch of our new Berwick High Security 2* Door Handle demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring we provide our fabrication and installation partners with certified solutions that meet the latest security and performance standards, whilst also delivering on visual appeal and durability.
“For over 180 years, ERA has continued to set the standard for security and reliability. This, when combined with Fab&Fix’s 30 years experience delivering first class finishes, enables us to provide our customers with security solutions that not only deliver the highest standards of protection but look great for their entire lifetime.”
The handle has undergone thorough independent testing to TS 007 2* and PAS 24, and when used in conjunction with the ERA 1* anti-bump cylinder, meets the recommended TS 007 3* security level to defend against an opportunist burglar. Awarded the Secured By Design Police Preferred Specification, the handle forms part of the ERA Total Security Guaranteed hardware, offering consumers a £5,000 guarantee.
Durability tested in excess of 200,000 cycles, the Berwick meets the requirements of BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5 and is supplied with a 10 year mechanical and surface finish guarantee to provide the highest standards of protection and peace of mind.