Doric Products presents the latest version of their self-latching multi-point window system, designed to ensure safety in high-rise buildings, especially during high wind conditions.

When specifying for buildings, architects and building designers have to consider the impact of extreme weather conditions on the safety and performance of products such as windows. High winds, for instance, can pose a hazard to buildings with awning windows as the open windows can get dislodged.

In response to Australia’s extreme weather and the growth of high-rise commercial buildings and vertical living spaces, leading door and window hardware specialist, Doric launched the DN9000 – the latest iteration of the world’s only self-latching multi-point window system.

Evolved from Doric’s award-winning DN8000, the DN9000 system also holds the window open, only releasing it under high wind loads. The window then falls under its own weight and is caught by the self-latching device, which holds it shut avoiding wind damage. Once the weather improves, the window can be released using the handle.

“The DN9000 provides an innovative solution to window safety in high wind areas, which is especially important to high rise properties and homes,” says Mike Alchin. “The updated system improves upon the reliability and performance of the DN8000.”

Key features of Doric’s DN9000 smart window systems include high yield 304 and 316 stainless steel construction for corrosion-free performance; choice of white, silver and black colours to suit modern home styles; and one-way and two-way opening options with top and front mounted handles as required.