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➤ MATERIALS & COMPONENTS ^c=VgYlVgZ L]ViÈhCZl Hjeea^Zghejii]Z[dXjhdc[jcXi^dcVa^inl^i]aViZhid[[Zg^c\h AMESBURY The Tru-Lock multi-point lock system for entry doors is designed to provide increased security while allow-ing the homeowner flexibility in trimset hardware. From Ames-bury Door Hardware, the system easily incorporates into standard double-bore panel systems of all types and is adaptable to work with most handle brands on the mar-ket today, the supplier reports. Besides providing point-of-purchase selection of handle hardware, the system also enables homeowners to change the trimset in the future if their decorative tastes change. Once installed, the sys-tem functions the same as a standard latch and deadbolt, eliminating the operational confusion experienced with current euro-groove style systems. 800/325-3359 | www.amesbury.com FASCO The 9700 Euro sliding patio door handle from Fasco offers a sleek design with soft curves, available in a variety of painted and plated fin-ishes. Featuring sturdy zinc die cast construction, the handle is compat-ible with industry standard single-or multipoint mortise locks and fits stile thicknesses from 1.25 inches to 2.25 inches. The supplier has also developed a casement operator with nesting handle and snap-on cover. The base is manufactured in zinc alloy, zinc-plated and powder-coated, and the cover is made with UV-resistant ABS. The operator passes AAMA and CSA requirements, the supplier notes. 877/678-0846 | www.fasco.ca ROTO New for hinged patio doors, the Roto Z platform is built for ver-satility, the supplier states. The gear system features the NanoSil coating—used globally on its NT tilt-and-turn hardware—on various locking points, including tongues, hooks and bolts, as well as corner drive transmissions. The hardware is available in mul-tiple backsets, along with both 16 and 20 mm faceplates. The new line includes a range of aesthetically-pleasing and ergonomically-friendly Richmond trim sets, as well as Roto’s DR10 adjustable hinges. Trim sets and hinges are available in a range of premium architectural finishes, as well as durable powder-coat options. 860/526-4996 | www.roto-frank.com INTERLOCK USA The Intuition sliding door handle offers the ultimate in comfort and conve-nience for the homeowner. Unlike other sliding door handles, the hard-ware features ergonomic One-Motion operation. The user unlocks and opens the door in a single fluid motion and, in reverse, the door closes and locks in the same single fluid motion. With a modern design that eliminates the lever, the handle does not protrude into the glass area, enhancing the sightlines of any sliding door. From Interlock USA, a new exterior pull is also offered to complement the Intuition handle, providing for easy panel operation from the outside. The exterior pull is available in locking and non-locking options. The handle works in conjunction with the supplier’s slim backset mortise locking system to deliver performance and ease-of-use for large-scale vinyl, metal and wood sliding doors. 877/852-8808 | www.interlockna.com www.WindowandDoor.com 87

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Suppliers focus on intuitive functionality and enhanced style<br /> <br /> FASCO<br /> <br /> The 9700 Euro sliding patio door handle from Fasco offers a sleek design with soft curves, available in a variety of painted and plated finishes. Featuring sturdy zinc die cast construction, the handle is compatible with industry standard single- or multipoint mortise locks and fits stile thicknesses from 1.25 inches to 2.25 inches. The supplier has also developed a casement operator with nesting handle and snap-on cover. The base is manufactured in zinc alloy, zinc-plated and powder-coated, and the cover is made with UV-resistant ABS. The operator passes AAMA and CSA requirements, the supplier notes. 877/678-0846 | www.fasco.ca<br /> <br /> ROTO New for hinged patio doors, the Roto Z platform is built for versatility, the supplier states. The gear system features the NanoSil coating – used globally on its NT tilt-and-turn hardware – on various locking points, including tongues, hooks and bolts, as well as corner drive transmissions. The hardware is available in multiple backsets, along with both 16 and 20 mm faceplates. The new line includes a range of aesthetically-pleasing and ergonomically-friendly Richmond trim sets, as well as Roto's DR10 adjustable hinges. Trim sets and hinges are available in a range of premium architectural finishes, as well as durable powder-coat options. 860/526-4996 | www.roto-frank.com<br /> <br /> AMESBURY<br /> <br /> The Tru-Lock multipoint lock system for entry doors is designed to provide increased security while allowing the homeowner flexibility in trimset hardware. From Amesbury Door Hardware, the system easily incorporates into standard double-bore panel systems of all types and is adaptable to work with most handle brands on the market today, the supplier reports. Besides providing point-of-purchase selection of handle hardware, the system also enables homeowners to change the trimset in the future if their decorative tastes change. Once installed, the system functions the same as a standard latch and deadbolt, eliminating the operational confusion experienced with current euro-groove style systems. 800/325-3359 | www.amesbury.com<br /> <br /> INTERLOCK USA<br /> <br /> The Intuition sliding door handle offers the ultimate in comfort and convenience for the homeowner. Unlike other sliding door handles, the hardware features ergonomic One-Motion operation. The user unlocks and opens the door in a single fluid motion and, in reverse, the door closes and locks in the same single fluid motion. With a modern design that eliminates the lever, the handle does not protrude into the glass area, enhancing the sightlines of any sliding door. From Interlock USA, a new exterior pull is also offered to complement the Intuition handle, providing for easy panel operation from the outside. The exterior pull is available in locking and non-locking options. The handle works in conjunction with the supplier's slim backset mortise locking system to deliver performance and ease-of-use for large-scale vinyl, metal and wood sliding doors. 877/852-8808 | www.interlockna.com<br /> <br /> TRUTH<br /> <br /> The SafeGard window opening control device provides a reliable engineered solution for hinged windows – something previously only available for hung and sliding windows, the supplier notes. From Truth Hardware, the device is reliable, easy to install and easy to operate, while meeting stringent safety requirements such as ASTM F2090-10. Other recent introductions from the supplier include the High Performance Hinge, which offers the performance and weight carrying capabilities to allow a manufacturer to meet new energy specifications and other requirements for sash which are equipped with triple pane and/or laminated glass. A new shoe design with a built-in roller to reduce friction during operation provides smoother travel even under maximum load, enabling the hinge to support sash up to 140 pounds. 800/866-7884 | www.truth.com<br /> <br /> SCHLAGE<br /> <br /> The Schlage Link system has been relaunched and expanded as Nexia Home Intelligence, a smart home automation system that enables consumers to remotely manage features and functions of their home, including door locks, heating and cooling, video surveillance, lights, shades and energy usage via any Web-enabled computer and most smart phones, the company explains. The system enables users to unlock the front door with Schlage locks, and switch on lights while away from home. They can also receive a text alert when their kids arrive home from school safely, the pet sitter comes and goes or a contractor arrives and then departs after completing a job, it is explained. New features include sensor scheduling for windows and doors that can be activated during nighttime hours for extra security and can eliminate unnecessary daytime alerts. 800/847-1864 | www.schlage.com<br /> <br /> JOHN EVANS' SONS<br /> <br /> Compared to block-and-tackle balances, the SideLoad constant force balance system offers a lower price, significantly-reduced operating forces and a substantial reduction of on-hand inventory with smaller space requirements, the supplier states. With a design that allows for a quiet and tighter-fitting sash, the hardware utilizes AAMA-qualified springs and is said to provide for a simple conversion from block-and-tackle. From John Evans' Sons, the SideLoad line has been expanded to provide the same benefits to wood windows as it has for vinyl windows. 215/368-7700 | www.springcompany.com<br /> <br /> BRIO<br /> <br /> The Weatherfold 4s architectural hardware system for exterior folding doors includes pivot sets, hanger sets, hinge sets, top track, bottom channel, locking and flush bolt options. From Brio USA, the system is offered in 110-, 165-, 220- and 330-pound panel weight capacity systems, the supplier notes. Suitable for aluminum, wood and PVC panels – inward or outward opening – the hardware allows spans up to 13 feet, 1 inch high and 64 feet, 3 inches wide and can accommodate up to eight equal-sized panels folding in each direction. The matching hardware is available in polished stainless, satin stainless, PVD brass and PVD black premium finishes. Among the new features is a push button locking mechanism with no loose parts that can get misplaced during installation. The locking mechanism is also concealed within the track to offer greater visual appeal. 855/586-6251 | www.briousa.com<br /> <br /> FERCO<br /> <br /> The Simply Secure from Ferco Architectural Hardware is said to be the first and only multipoint door lock with a traditional thumb activated gripset for entry doors. Providing a North American locking function that reduces confusion and eliminates the need for handle lifting to engage multipoint deadbolts, the hardware requires users to simply close the door, turn the thumbturn to throw the center deadbolt and the door is locked. Two automatic deadbolts engage every time the door is closed to help prevent the door from warping, which ensures and maintains high energy efficiency, the supplier states. The automatic stainless steel multipoint lock with gripset is available for doors up to 8 feet tall. 585/330-1265 | www.ferco.ca<br /> <br /> LAWRENCE<br /> <br /> The Brand-On fastening to a window or door at a company's desired location, allowing manufacturers and dealers to set their products apart through branding and customization or to differentiate between good, better and best, the supplier explains. From Lawrence Industries, the metal plates are offered a variety of decorative finishes, including stainless, copper, antique bronze and brushed nickel. Plate holders are offered in a variety of standard finishes. Plates are easily assembled and installed with a supplied jig. 336/474-6754 | www.lawrenceindustriesinc.com<br /> <br /> ASHLAND<br /> <br /> The DualTech hardware line, which integrates the tilt and lock function of hung style windows and combines simple, intuitive operation with a clean lock rail appearance, continues to expand. From Ashland Hardware Systems, the hardware is available with 11 different keepers to provide a custom fit to more than 70 percent of existing window designs. With Flex-Fit technology, the connection bars flex laterally with the latch and lock units to create a custom fit in profiles. Sash fabrication is also very simple, requiring a basic one-step route operation for both the latch and lock and connecting latch to lock with a swing of the lock lever, the supplier notes. The entire system is offered in three sub-assemblies for quick out-of-the-box installation, with no banding, threading, crimping or gearing required. A choice of three different extension bar lengths that snap quickly into position makes attachment simple and precise. The entire system can be installed in less than 30 seconds, it is noted. Consumer benefits include intuitive functionality, as well as additional safety and protection against intruders provided by added locking points. 815/266-0250 | www.ashlandhardhardware.com<br /> <br /> MELRON<br /> <br /> New cast bronze handles from Melron Corp. are compatible with multipoint push-out casement and tilt/turn window locking systems requiring a 7mm spindle for operation. The American-made hardware, produced with 100 percent recycled no lead alloys, can be customized to meet each customer's needs. Available in a range of finishes including satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze, the cast bronze multipoint hardware is designed to provide a handsome alternative to bring function and style to aluminum, wood, and vinyl windows. 715/359-7001 | www.melroncorp.com<br /> <br /> KWIKSET<br /> <br /> The recently-introduced Contemporary line of SmartCode Deadbolts provides homeowners with peace of mind and convenience, as well as a touch of modern style, the supplier says. Featuring Kwikset's Home Connect Technology, it is part of a remotely-accessible family of locks on the market that offers true remote locking for added convenience through its motorized deadbolt, pairing ease of use with proven security that homeowners can trust when they are either home or away. The hardware eliminates the need for hardwiring and operates on four AA batteries, so outdated door hardware can be easily updated with just the use of a screwdriver. When integrated into a home control solution, this easy installation is matched with the convenience of using a Web-enabled cell phone or the Internet to activate the deadbolt from anywhere, the supplier notes. The new line is offered in polished chrome, satin chrome, satin nickel and Venetian bronze. 800/422-4278 | www.kwikset.com

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