July 5, 2023
We are happy to announce that we have added 2-point panic escape to our PAS 24 certified M2M+24 range. Panic escapes are designed to ensure smooth and efficient evacuation during emergency situations and widely recognised as crucial components in panic exit systems, enabling quick and effortless egress from a building in case of a fire, natural disaster, or other emergencies.
A 2-point panic bar on a PAS24 doorset can provide several benefits in terms of security and safety, including:
Panic and Emergency Exit
The panic escape is designed to allow for quick and easy exit in case of emergencies or panic situations. When pushed, it activates the locking mechanism, unlocking the door and allowing individuals to exit rapidly. This feature is particularly crucial in public buildings, such as schools, hospitals, or commercial spaces, where a large number of people may need to evacuate quickly in case of emergencies.
A PAS24 doorset is designed to meet the security standards set by the British Standards Institution (BSI). Adding a 2-point panic panic bar can further enhance the security of the doorset by providing an additional locking point. This makes it more difficult for unauthorised individuals to force the door open, increasing the resistance against break-ins and intrusions. External override is optional on both single and double doorsets.
Compliance with Building Regulations
Installing a 2-point panic bar on a PAS24 doorset helps ensure compliance with relevant building regulations. Many building codes and safety standards require panic hardware to be installed on certain types of doors in public or commercial buildings. By incorporating this feature, you can meet the necessary regulatory requirements and ensure the safety of occupants.
Ease of Use
Panic escapes are designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. In a high-stress situation, such as a fire or other emergency, people may be in a state of panic and confusion. The widely-recognised push-to-release mechanism of the panic escape makes it easier for individuals to quickly operate the door and evacuate without needing prior knowledge or training.
Publicly Available Specification (PAS) is a fast-track standardisation document developed by the British Standards Institution (BSI). PAS documents are designed to meet an immediate market need and provide a consensus-based specification for a specific product, service, or process.
The PAS 24 specification addresses the enhanced security performance requirements for doors and windows in the UK. It covers resistance to unauthorised access by physical means and includes tests for durability, strength, and hardware security.
Compliance with PAS 24 is often a requirement for products aiming to achieve certification from organisations such as Secured by Design (SBD). These certifications indicate that the product has met the necessary security standards and can provide enhanced protection against break-ins and intrusions.
In some regions, compliance may be a requirement for new builds, renovations, or certain housing schemes. Local building regulations or planning authorities may specify the need for PAS 24 compliance to ensure the safety and security of residents.
It’s important to note that while PAS 24 provides minimum security requirements, it does not guarantee absolute security. Additional security measures and precautions, such as burglar alarms, security lighting, and vigilant neighbourhood watch, should be considered for comprehensive home security.
In order to meet PAS 24 compliance, Bradbury Group’s M2M+24 range was subjected to rigorous testing conducted by an accredited testing facility. The tests simulated real-life burglary attempts and assessed the performance of the door under different conditions. This includes tests on durability, manual intervention, mechanical loading, and more.
Our cost-effective bespoke M2M+24 doorsets also come with the Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification, adding additional reassurance of the performance.
Constructed from steel with a wide range of colour options, and certified vision panels and louvres available, this versatile single or double doorset could be the right fit for your next domestic or commercial project. And if you order an M2M+24 doorset before 31st July 2023, you will receive £50 back.
Bradbury Group’s Technical Sales Director, Andy Edser said: “We are constantly listening to our customers and are continuing to develop and expand our product range to meet their evolving needs. By adding the two-point panic escape, we are not only meeting emergency exit requirements, but with optional external CE fire integrity, are also ensuring we can service the entire project with just one door.”
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