ADAMS RITE Introduces the Steel Hawk 4300

A whole new species of non-handed electrified latch


LAS VEGAS, NV, March 28, 2012 – Adams Rite has reinvented the deadlatch once again with the non-handed Steel Hawk 4300 – now by far the easiest way to electrify an aluminum entrance door. The unique new design of the Steel Hawk allows it to adapt to any door swing right out of the box – thanks to its patented two-way ‘winged’ technology.

The Steel Hawk retrofits to 4900/4500/4700 Adams Rite deadlatches using the same strike, and is compatible with existing handles, paddles and levers – including the new 4600 Designer Series Handles. It adapts to 12, 16, and 24 volts DC and exceeds ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 requirements.

In addition to ease of installation, specifiers, building owners and end users will all benefit from the Steel Hawk’s adaptability, functionality, and security – hallmarks of Adams Rite products.

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About Adams Rite Manufacturing Co.

Over 115 years old, Adams Rite Manufacturing Co., an ASSA ABLOY Group company, designs, manufactures and markets door and door hardware products to the commercial, industrial and institutional building construction industry and is recognized as one of the leading suppliers in its area of specialization. Adams Rite designs products that are designed to complement the clean lines of modern doors, while at the same time meeting safety and access codes. The main headquarters is located in a 94,000 square foot building in the city of Pomona in Southern California. Visit their website at


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