ERA is adding a new TS 003 heavy-duty Door Chain and Door Restrictor to its of Fab&Fix suited hardware to protect the integrity of a door in distraction burglary situations, where extreme and repeated force may be applied.

The PAS 24 compatible door chain is suitable for use with timber and PVCu doors, and the restrictor with timber and composite doors. Both are available as part of the Fab&Fix range of matching hardware, in a choice of patented Hardex finishes, including Chrome, Gold, Bronze, Graphite and Satin.

Product Manager Sarah Knight said: “With many homeowners receiving more door callers as we increasingly shop online, and distraction burglary being an ongoing concern for older customers in particular, the new TS 003 certified devices are a timely addition to our Fab&Fix range.”

She added: “The choice of premium Hardex finishes offers a high-end, durable aesthetic, while the TS 003 certification reflects ERA’s continued commitment to offering security solutions that achieve the most demanding performance standards.”

Both products are accredited by Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification scheme and have undergone testing to conform to TS 003:2012 and BS EN 1670:2007. This includes exceeding breaking forces of 100N and 200 door opening impacts when in abuse mode. In attack mode, the products have been tested to not exceed 25mm at the point of disengagement and 76mm in the ‘on guard’ position.