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fire exit in dementia care home

Gary Sadler

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Can anyone advise - customer contacted me to take a look at a upvc outward opening door (designated fire exit) fitted with a strand panic bar, the home has a problem with residents wondering out through this exit, can anyone suggest or advise. I wondered if a maglock connected to the fire alarm system along with break glass box would be acceptable. Any advise much appreciated.

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Whilst most people fit maglocks and green break glasses strictly speaking this isn't correct as the exit is no longer panic proof. The correct solution is explained here:

This is the The Door & Hardware Federation guide to BS EN 13637:2015 Standard for Building hardware. Electrically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes.

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