No compromise: smart control meets emergency operation
Better to be safe than sorry with Warema SecuKit
A precisely fitting sun shading system at home and in the workplace is an important feel-good factor, supports the efficient use of resources, and thereby increases the value of a property. However, a sun shading system by Warema can do even more by making a house safer. In the Warema SecuKit, the sunlight manager offers a new and unique product that combines the motor-and-belt standard operating variants of a roller shutter to guarantee fast and easy operation in the event of a fire. Warema has received the Plus X Award for High Quality, Ease of Use and Functionality, and the coveted R+T Innovation Award 2018 in the category of roller shutters.
Roller shutters with motor operation are almost the standard in today's new-builds. This trend is the logical consequence in these days of Smart Home technology. Combined with intelligent control, roller shutters provide the maximum home comfort with efficient energy consumption and offering burglary protection at the same time. But what happens if, for instance, there is a power failure during a fire?
More and more regional building regulations in the various federal states are calling for every residential unit to have emergency operation that is independent of the power supply. Before now, the only alternative in this instance was to have a motor with a separate hand crank or with battery back-up. Both options have clear disadvantages in daily use. For instance, it would take a lot of handle turns to open a door-height roller shutter, which would cost precious minutes in the event of an emergency. Then there is the risk of an operating error if the correct direction of rotation is not immediately clear. However, the movement behaviour of solutions involving a separate motor and battery back-up operation are different in normal daily use because of the different motor rotations, and this requires the battery to be changed every two years, which also necessitates a function and visual check.
Belt operation for emergencies
But now there is a reliable and self-explanatory alternative in the Warema SecuKit for roller shutters. It combines easy everyday operation with the additional benefit of an emergency operating function without the need for the usual compromises. Warema roller shutters with SecuKit are powered by a motor and are easy to operate with intelligent controls. Their main advantage lies in the additional belt operation for emergencies that works independently of the power supply. In the event of a power failure, perhaps if there is a fire, then the closed curtain can be lifted with just a few hand movements to provide a clear escape route to the outside. Using the belt is self-explanatory, reliable, easy and above all quick. Operating the belt at any other time will not affect the motorised use of the same. So no reset is required, and all the settings are maintained. The system can generally be used reliably without the need for specific maintenance.
In normal daily use, all the usual benefits of the high-grade basic motorisation are available, such as torque monitoring and freeze protection, so there are no limitations at all in operation. Furthermore, because they have the same movement behaviour, roller shutters with SecuKit blend neatly with the façade, which ensures they all extend and retract smoothly and evenly. The unobtrusive belt fixation also stays discreetly in the background inside the room, since this system does not require an additional belt winder.
Those who wish to protect rooms against more than just too much heat and light will find customised solutions for new buildings and renovations at Warema. Warema SecuKit guarantees maximum safety with the highest comfort.
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