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Security screens on windows and emergency evacuation

February 07, 2019

Installation of security screens to windows and doors of dwellings or units/apartments is common place these days.

They allow for fresh air flow throughout the house and help with providing security for the occupants. However, in the event of an emergency a permanently fixed security screen could restrict the use of the window as a means of escape if the external doors are blocked or unable to be used. They could even restrict the entry of emergency services personnel into the building.

When deciding to install security screens, give some thought to the method of fixing and the method for removing the screens as part of an emergency evacuation plan. This could achieved by the use of sliding bolts, key operated locks or similar. 

Please call 1300 650 620 to speak with technical department if you would like to know more.