Video: Don't Panic
It is very difficult to predict the behavior of one person or a whole crowd in extreme conditions. But it is possible to minimize the likelihood of accidents. And the "Anti-panic" emergency exit device will help with this.
There can be many reasons for panic in a public space: from an emergency alarm to a fire, explosion, or the threat of a terrorist attack. In such situations, a crowd of people rushes to the emergency exit, and, having reached the door (perhaps in the dark or in the smoke), they try to open it: pull the handle, knock it out. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a tightly closed door to be unlocked.
Meanwhile, in the EEC countries this is no longer a problem. According to the requirements of European standards, every exit door in a public building must be equipped with an "Anti-panic" emergency exit device. The main purpose of these devices is, without using a key, to provide easy and immediate opening of the door by hand or body. European laws apply to schools, hospitals, administrative and commercial offices, department stores and supermarkets, theaters, cinemas, discos, exhibitions, sports centers, factory halls - that is, wherever there is a risk of explosion or fire.
A wide range of Antipanica devices is offered by the Italian company CISA, which also specializes in locks and security systems for entrance doors. "Anti-panic" can be:
With a locking mechanism that opens when the horizontal bar is turned (NEW EUROPA and CISA PRESTIGE series). The number of locking points can be from one (side) to three (side, top and bottom).
With push bar (TOUCH-BAR SBLOCK) or push pad (PUSH-PAD).
Hotel locks, which always provide immediate opening from the inside of both the latch and the bolt - by simply turning the handle.
In the version for fireproof doors (fire proof - FR) with a lock, the bolt of which can withstand heating up to 1200 ° C. The push rod is made of stainless steel.
With the use of an electromechanical latch that provides electrical locking / unlocking of the door lock - from the security post
Unfortunately, in Russia, anti-panic devices are still far from being used in all public buildings. But gradually they are gaining more and more popularity both among the designers of buildings (intended for public use) and, directly, among the customers. And this means that an increasing number of people in a critical situation will be able to act adequately, quickly and without panic!