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Bpt Launches Unique Dda Door Entry Panel
Door entry and access control systems specialist BPT Security Systems has launched a new DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) entry panel which, unlike comparable product, negates the need for dual height panels to fully accommodate both wheelchair and standing users.
The new BPT DDA panel has been cleverly designed with a high resolution wide angled digital camera for quality imaging, enabling push buttons to be located at 1050mm from the finished floor level– the optimum height for wheelchair users as recommended by the current British Standard (BS 8300:2009 Part 6). Other manufacturers’ solutions either require a long panel containing two sets of camera and buttons at either end, which is an expensive option, or are unable to mount an activation unit at the BS recommended height without severely compromising the camera view of standing users. The new BPT panel, on the other hand, has been specifically designed in accordance with the DDA, the Disability & Equality Act 2010, BS 8300:2009 Part 6.6.1 and RIBA’s A Guide for Assisted Living.
Manufactured in brushed stainless steel for vandal resistance, the panels feature illuminated Braille / Tactile buttons and LED indication for calling, engaged, door open and speak now.
As with the entire range of BPT equipment, the new panel is modular and can readily accommodate hearing induction loops, bespoke high contrast signage and Impro proximity access control readers, which are available exclusively from BPT in the UK. The latter is particularly beneficial for disabled people as it does not require them to operate locking equipment, instead allowing for a tag or card to be conveniently presented to the reader for access.
The new DDA panel forms part of BPT’s highly successful X1 two wire door entry system, designed to be easy to install and programme, and reduce cable costs and installation time. For more information, please contact BPT Security Systems on 01442 230800, at www.bpt.co.uk
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