Storm-Resistant Exit Device features auto-latching system.

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Multi-point latching system 7180(F)TD (Tornado Device) is designed to secure shelters during tornados and extreme weather. Steel components secure door at top, bottom and center and all 3 latching points are activated automatically when door is closed. UL Listed and certified in accordance with FEMA 361 and ICC 500, 7180(F)TD through-bolts on door for solid attachment. It is designed for community shelters and safe rooms, corporate campuses, schools, healthcare and government facilities.

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Yale Introduces 7180(F)TD (Tornado Device) Multi-Point Exit Device Auto Latching System

LENOIR CITY, TN - Yale Locks & Hardware (, an ASSA ABLOY Group company and a world leader in door hardware for residential and commercial applications, introduces its 7180(F)TD Multi-Point Exit Device Latching System. Ideal for community shelters and safe rooms, corporate campuses, schools, healthcare facilities, and government facilities, the 7180(F)TD (Tornado Device) is a three-point auto deadlocking system engineered to help protect lives by securing shelters.

Windstorm solutions like the 7180(F)TD are critical today to the establishment of safe rooms in our schools, office, facilities, and hospitals. This need has come into clear focus in the aftermath of the tornado outbreak of spring/summer, 2011.

The 7180(F)TD's extra-heavy duty steel components secure the door to the frame -- at the top, bottom and center latch points -- reinforcing the openings to withstand extreme wind speeds and flying debris. All three latching points are activated automatically when the door is closed.

UL Listed and certified in accordance with FEMA 361 and ICC 500, the 7180(F)TD through-bolts on a door for solid attachment and is available in a variety of trim styles and finishes. The 7180(F)TD is part of a complete ASSA ABLOY tornado- and hurricane-resistant solution utilizing Ceco StormPro® 361, Curries StormPro® 361 and Fleming F-5 doors and frames, as well as McKinney® SP hinges.

About Yale

Yale Locks & Hardware has provided dependable security since 1840. Yale Locks & Hardware is an ASSA ABLOY Group company with plant operations in Lenoir City, Tennessee. The company offers a broad continuum of door hardware and locks including an extensive range of mid-tier commercial products as well as a wide variety of residential hardware options. This includes an extensive range of mortise and cylindrical locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as windstorm certified hardware, decorative levers, and photoluminescent and antimicrobial hardware coatings. For more information visit, or visit Yale Locks & Hardware on Facebook.


ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.

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