Predicting the behavior of one person or a whole crowd in extreme conditions is very difficult. 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, each exit door in a public building must be equipped with an “Anti-panic” emergency exit device. The main purpose of these devices is, without the use of a key, to provide an 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, factories – 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:
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 among the customers themselves. This means that an increasing number of people in a critical situation will be able to act adequately, quickly and without panic.!