Security expert Abloy UK is highlighting the importance of access control systems that offer dynamic lockdown. This comes following advice by counter-terror police for retail stores to develop a 'sixty second' security checklist to avoid panic during reports of terror attacks.
Dynamic Lockdown offers the capability to compartmentalise buildings and sites by controlling the flow of people.
Abloy UK products that can provide for Dynamic Lockdown include a wide range of compliant electric locks and the Escape Door System (EDS).
Electric locks - such as the Abloy EL560 solenoid lock and EL520 motorised lock - work by controlling either the latch or the handle, or by motorising the bolt back once a proximity card is presented or a request to exit device is used.
The EDS offers blocking with a fail-unlocked locking element that does not require any mechanical input to operate.
The EDS is also able to connect to fire alarm systems or other building control systems to ensure escape in an emergency. The Trigger unit incorporates a key-switch and a push button to release the locking mechanism to allow safe escape.
Pat Jefferies, Commercial Director at Abloy UK, commented: “Egress from a building can be a matter of life and death, so here at Abloy we continuously promote the importance of emergency escape systems with free training on standards and compliance via our Academy.”
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