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Protect Your Fire Doors Against Misuse this Fire Door Safety Week

A fire door is much more than ‘just a door’; forming a crucial cog in the life safety wheel, a fire door is pivotal in providing the passive fire protection that is often the difference between life and death.

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However, it is worryingly common for fire doors to be dangerously held ajar risking the safety of occupants with fire and smoke free to spread unhindered. 64% of premises visited by the Fire Service had their fire doors wedged open.

The Exit Stopper door alarm is a unique and highly effective way to alert you to any misuse of fire doors, if the protected door is opened the device will emit a powerful warning alarm and flashing beacon. A 15-second trip delay allows the unit to be fixed to a door in regular use, permitting the door to be used as required but preventing it from being dangerously wedged open.

Did you know if you prop open a fire door and it is seen to put lives at risk you could suffer large fines? You could even have your insurance void, or face a prison sentence.
Once the door fitted with the Exit Stopper is closed several reset options are available including an automatic silence function, a feature that is particularly useful for fire doors that are in regular use but still at risk of misuse. A key for authorised personnel can be used to override the alarm.

Launched in 2013 in response to a legacy of fire door neglect, Fire Door Safety Week (20 September-26 September) is a ‘mass market’ awareness campaign to increase public understanding of the role that fire doors play in protecting life and property.

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