Direct Access Store supplies and installs the Fireco range. As the leading UK manufacturer of devices keeping fire doors open and closing in the event of an alarm activation, Fireco helps keep your premises compliant with fire regulations. These systems enable people with limited mobility to move around your building with ease.

Fireco also manufacturer two products for your Deaf and hard of hearing visitors, the Deafgard suitable for those who are sleeping and DMS, a unique messaging system that alerts people of evacuation or other messages without the need for a pager.


The Deafgard is a battery powered, wire free, alerting device that is simple to use and warns Deaf or hard of hearing people who are asleep if a fire alarm is sounding in a property. This makes Deafgard ideal for hotels, B&B and similar venues.

Deafgard is designed to listen for a continuous fire alarm of 75dBA or higher. When activated, it uses a vibrating pad, high intensity LED and a LCD screen displaying “fire”.

How does Deafgard work?

Deafgard is designed to have the vibration pad placed underneath a pillow. On hearing a fire alarm the Deafgard will activate both the vibration pad and a high intensity LED therefore alerting the room occupant that there is a fire in the premises.

Approvals and standards

  • EN61000-4-2 electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC).
  • EN61000-4-3 electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC).
  • EN50081-1 electro-magnetic compatibility (EN55022)

Download Deafgard Technical Spec Sheet PDF

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Digital Messaging Service

DMS is a fire alarm warning system which alerts users by text, email, whatsapp or voice messages to their mobile phone when an alarm sounds. DMS allows people to move freely through the building with the reassurance that they will be alerted in the event of an emergency.

Messages can be used for pre-alarm notifications and evacuation alerts making this system ideal for Deaf and hard of hearing people who may not hear a conventional evacuation signal.

How it works

Users text a location code and will receive a reply confirming they are registered. The text will contain a link where users can choose an alert preference including text, email or voice.

When the alarm is activated the user will receive an emergency alert straight to their mobile phone.


DMS can be installed simply into all fire alarm systems, is CE marked and tested to all relevant British and European standards such as EN61000-6-1:2001.

Download DMS Data Sheet PDF

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Freedor Wireless Door Closer

The Freedor SmartSound is an overhead door closer which makes opening and closing a fire door effortless.

As a wireless device, it allows you to place your door open in any position and closes on the sound of the alarm. It is a free swing closer therefore the door is easy to push open without the usual resistance presented by a door closer. Therefore Freedor is ideal in situations where people with limited mobility may require assistance with the door. 

How it works

  • Fitted to the top of any door and powered by batteries
  • Can be placed open at any angle giving ease of access
  • Continually listens for the sound of the fire alarm
  • Once the alarm sounds, the door automatically closes
  • Available in ‘Silver’ or ‘Brass’ effect

Freedor is CE marked and tested to all applicable European standards such as EN 1155. Freedor is listed as a “Standard” category device under BS7273-4:2007.

Freedor SmartSound Data Sheet

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Dorgard Pro

Dorgard Pro is a fire door retainer which

holds open fire doors legally, allowing them to automatically close when an alarm is activated.

Dorgard Pro has a separate transmitter which can be directly connected to any fire alarm panel. Dorgard Pro can also be integrated with an intruder alarm or lockdown system. 

Dorgard Pro overview:

  • The Dorgard Pro unit is battery powered and wire free
  • It allows you to hold your fire doors open at any angle
  • The Transmitter can be connected to any fire alarm panel
  • When the fire alarm activates, Dorgard Pro units will release and all doors will close
  • Pro products can be added to the system at any time
  • The Pro range can be used as part of a lockdown system
  • Dorgard Pro is compliant to relevant fire safety standards

Available in white or black.

Download Dorgard Pro Data Sheet PDF

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Dorgard Smart Sound

Dorgard SmartSound is a wireless solution that automatically releases a fire door upon hearing the fire alarm activating.

What is SmartSound?

SmartSound uses sound recognition technology to filter out washing machines, vacuum cleaners and other common background noises to ensure that the Dorgard will only release when the Fire Alarm is activated. 

This ensures that the Dorgard will only release when the alarm is activated.

Easy to Install

This product is incredibly easy to install and can be done so in less than 5 minutes using everything that is included within the kit: 

  • 1 x Dorgard SmartSound
  • 1 x Floor Plate
  • 4 x Fixing Screws – for the Dorgard
  • 4 x Fixing Screws & rawl plugs – for the Floor Plate.
  • 2 x C size alkaline batteries (installed).

Available in white or black.

Download Dorgard SmartSound Data Sheet PDF

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