Bigger is better, especially when it comes to security and safety on emergency exit doors. Now, architects and specifiers can have PAS 24 accredited, double doors up to 2.6 metres wide and 3 metres high, thanks to Jack Aluminium’s latest testing.
Jeff Pearson, Sales and Marketing Director at Jack Aluminium explains: “We are always looking for ways to make the TD68 Thermal Door an even better option for public sector and commercial buildings. This latest innovation means that bigger PAS 24 accredited, emergency exit doors can be specified without any compromise on safety and security.
“Before now, double door emergency exits had to have the master door leaf secured with a lock or deadbolt at night, so a member of staff has to lock the doors at night and unlock them in the morning. This can be time-consuming in a large school or hospital and there’s the potential for missing a door and leaving the property vulnerable to opportunist thieves.
“This clever hardware removes the need for a managed security solution. The doors remain secure 24/7, without the addition of bolts. In emergency situations, occupants can hit the slave door leaf or the master door leaf and escape quickly.”
The PAS 24 test was done on a TD68 Thermal Door set 3 metres high and 2.6 metres wide in partnership with GU Automatic Doors in Stratford.
The new hardware is available now and combined with the cleverly designed TD68 Thermal Door offers a completely robust, thermally efficient, safe and secure, non-managed solution for sites including educational buildings and medical facilities.