Independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has just added an enhanced variation of the Iron Guard 3* Cylinder manufactured by Federal to its portfolio. John Crittenden, Managing Director at Carl F Groupco, comments: “The Iron Guard 3* Cylinder has all the qualities you would expect from a 3* accredited cylinder, plus additional benefits. I’m delighted to be stocking an enhanced variation that offers our customers more functionality and adds even more value.”
Advanced features include a patented firing pin mechanism which engages if the cylinder is snapped. The cam will lock itself down, preventing unauthorised access via the cam and providing an extra layer of security. Additionally, a unique trap pin feature further enhances security. In the event of attempted picking or bumping, the trap pin is fired into the plug chamber locking the plug and preventing access. In both scenarios, the cylinder can be safely operated from the inside.
Another benefit of this variant is that it’s non-handed; the sacrificial cut features on both the internal and external sides of the cylinder meaning that no matter which direction the cylinder is fitted, there will be the same anti-snap protection. In addition, for locksmiths and repairers, the feature will reduce stock holding requirements.
A horizontal keyway for the secure dimple cut key provides visual security to ward off intruders, as does the Kitemark that’s visible on the face of the cylinder. It comes with five keys and a keycard so keys can be registered and reordered securely. The cylinder has a nickel finish with brass barrel and is available as double, single and thumb turn options as well as keyed-alike pairs.
Carl F Groupco’s enhanced Iron Guard 3* Cylinder is a TS007 3 star kitemarked cylinder that is Sold Secure Diamond certified and Secured by Design accredited.
The Iron Guard 3* Cylinder will join Carl F Groupco’s extensive range of premium quality window and door hardware that always reflects current market trends. The company supplies to customers nationally, including to the Scottish Highlands and offshore islands, from its distribution centres in Peterborough and Cumbernauld.
Carl F Groupco is renowned for its impressive product range and being a valued partner that brings many added benefits to its customers. The introduction of an enhanced variation of a product from a highly respected brand illustrates this ethos perfectly.
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