Building Act 2004 - NZBC F9.2 / F9.3.1 / F9.3.4 

  • NZBC F9 - NZS 8500-2006 and the AS1 schedule published on 28 April 2017   
  • Bi-fold door-sets depicted (1, 2 and 3) cannot be entirely self-closing, however, a SelfLatch and Alarm (4) has been designed to provide a tamper proof pool-safety solution
  • Swish DoorMinder (SelfLatch  and Alarm) Systems meet NZBC F9 - NZS 8500-2006  "approved alternative solutions" for pool-safety compliance

Operational Concept:

  • The Swish DoorMinder SelfLatch/Alarm system is concealed in the door frame (4) with the SelfLatch (5) located at 1500mm above the internal floor level to prevent unsupervised child access into the pool area
  • When the door is opened (by un-latching) and then closed within 10 seconds, the alarm does not operate
  • However, should an adult enter the pool area by releasing the SelfLatch and leave the door open for longer than 10 seconds, the alarm sounds at 85 decibels, alerting the adult (before a child can exit into the pool area un-observed) thereby causing the adult to immediately close the door...
  • On closing the door (the door automatically self-latches), the alarm stops and automatically resets, so it is immediately available for the next full door operation
  • Refer the Bi-Fold detail page for alternative door configurations (Detail page pic 4)

     Bi-Fold 1

     Bi-Fold 2

    Bi-Fold 3