Independent hardware distributor Carl F Groupco has reported positive feedback from its recently launched enhanced variation of the Iron Guard 3* Cylinder. The enhanced Iron Guard 3* Cylinder by Federal was introduced to the company’s extensive portfolio in November last year, and its far-reaching benefits have already proved popular with customers.

Notably impressed were longstanding Carl F Groupco customer, Universal Window Repairs Ltd of Didcot, Oxfordshire, an established manufacturer and supplier of trade windows, doors and conservatories. Known for their meticulous attention to detail and high product standards, Universal Window Repairs has partnered with Carl F Goupco since 2010.

Paul Wanless, Director at Universal Window Repairs, explains: “Having worked closely with the Carl F Groupco team, we appreciate first-hand the strength of its hardware offer. After discussions with their Regional Sales Manager, Andrew Price, about the benefits of the new enhanced Iron Guard 3* Cylinder, we were convinced of its security credentials, practicality and value for money.”

Paul continued: “The 3* cylinder provides maximum security compliance, featuring advanced elements such as a patented firing pin mechanism which engages if the cylinder is snapped. Additionally, the cam locks itself down, preventing unauthorised access and providing an additional layer of security and peace of mind for our trade partners, which is important.”

The cylinder’s advanced security features include a unique trap pin, which activates during attempted picking or bumping, locking the plug and preventing access. In both scenarios, the cylinder can still be operated safely from the inside of the property.

An added advantage is its non-handed design, with sacrificial cut features on both sides for consistent anti-snap protection, regardless of the fitting direction. For additional homeowner peace of mind, the horizontal keyway with a secure dimple cut key and the visible Kitemark on the face further enhance its security credentials. The nickel finish with a brass barrel is available in double, single, and thumb turn options, as well as keyed-alike pairs, and comes with five keys and a keycard for secure registration and reordering.

Paul concluded: “The enhanced Iron Guard 3* Cylinder by Federal is an intelligently designed product that gives a risk-free route to 3-star compliance. The new 3* cylinder has more than lived up to our expectations”.

Universal Window Repairs has been sourcing its window and door hardware solutions from Carl F Groupco for over a decade, which includes renowned brands such as Yale, MACO, Siegenia, Cotswold and now Federal.

As confirmed by the favourable review from Universal Window Repairs, Carl F Groupco is widely recognised for its exceptional product selection and is acknowledged as a valued partner, consistently delivering numerous advantages to its customers.

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