Forced entry resistance and safe emergency exits

Entrance doors have to protect against forced entry and often they are used as emergency exit. Doors in emergency exits must be equipped with anti-panic locks according to EN 179 or EN 1125. In case of emergency the door must be operable quickly by using the panic bar or the door handle. By using the panic-function all locks are pulled back at once.

This type of mechanism increases the risk of burglary considerably, especially if the door has large glazing areas because the glazing can be easily drive through with a screwdriver. Through this small hole the door handle can then be easily pushed down and the door can be opened quickly.

Innovation of SAELZER

To negate this SAELZER used special glazing with polycarbonate layers (up level RC2). In the tests conducted by an independent test institute it was not possible to create an opening by means of a hammer and chisel.
So SAELZER glazed doors offers reliable protection against forced entry – despite the use of panic hardware according DIN EN 179 or DIN EN 1125 - up to resistance class RC4.

Various types of doors in steel or aluminum, extensive glazing or ventilation louver in different sizes and shapes allow an individual design. From the inside the door can be opened at any time by pressing the door handle or the handle bar. After each usage, the door is locked automatically, so that the door can not be opened from the outside.
With the innovative solution of SAELZER bright, glazed entrance areas can be realized and at once protection against forced entry and secure emergency exit routes can be guaranteed.

Comparative test with and without the special glazing of SAELZER:

Facts at a glance
Forced entry resistance Tested and certified according to DIN EN 1627-1630 up to RC4, glazed or with louver and anti-panic function
Materials Steel or aluminium
Glazing Specially designed glass, in different forms and sizes
Louvre With different ventilation cross sections and sizes
Lock | security fittings Mechanical, electro-mechanical or motorized locks, single or multiple locking systems. Door handle or bar is tested according to DIN 179 and DIN 1125.
Door drives Accessible door drives
Surface Colours and cover glad according customer requirements e.g. cladding with stainless steel, timber or stone
Style Modern or historical design
Application For indoors as well as for outdoors (thermally insulated version)
Optional security Bullet resistance up to FB7-NS, fire resistance (steel doors EI30, EI45 and EW60) and blast resistance
Optional Additional electrical locking devices, links to reporting systems for access control, smoke detector, glass break detector, integration into  intrusion alarm system, or additional automatic locking devices etc.