According to Tony Chadwick, Managing Director of the Trojan Group, the flag hinge is one of the most overlooked pieces of security door hardware. “The flag hinge is the default choice of hinge for most fabricators and installers – it’s a cost-effective option that’s easy to fit. But its universal use means it’s all too easy to forget that some flag hinges are better than others.”
The latest flag hinges, such as Trojan’s new Patriot Plus, have been designed with the latest security criteria in mind, meaning they conform to the current PAS 24 specification. The Patriot Plus is designed to be fixed to the reinforcing in the door leaf, making it a much more secure option than an edge fitted hinge. This is one of the reasons why the Patriot Plus can achieve PAS 24 as part of a door assembly.
All flag hinges are easy to fit, but this is especially true in the case of the Patriot Plus. It is supplied assembled and ready to fit, dramatically improving the fitting process. Compression and vertical height adjustments are undertaken by the use of Allen keys and adjustment can be done with the door in the closed position. A unique integral flag cover gives easy access for lateral adjustments. The compression is adjusted in a linear motion without affecting the lateral adjustment, reducing the possibility of the door ‘binding’ once in use. Vertical height and compression adjustments are also integral product features.
The hinge has an elegant, subtle appearance and is available in a range of UV rated finishes including Gold (PVD), Chrome, White, Brown, Black and Tan. It is non-handed to reduce inventory and free up cash. It comes with a 10 year mechanical guarantee, giving peace of mind to both installer and homeowner.
Tony concludes, “The Patriot Plus High Security Flag Hinge offers all the traditional benefits of a flag hinge, but adds further security and ease of fitting benefits too. Quite simply, the Patriot Plus is the Trojan Group’s highest security flag hinge to date at an affordable price.”