Security Bars, also called Burglar Bars or Window Bars,
which are placed over windows, have become common in many cities around the
country as crime increases. It
seems that many people are more afraid of being victims of crime than of being
victims of a fire. The very bars
they live behind for protection are the same ones that create an escape barrier
and trap them, preventing them from escaping the toxic fumes of smoke and the
heat of fire. Fire rescue and EMS
personnel often find themselves encountering these obstructions, some of which
are permanently installed over windows and cannot be opened to allow escape in
case of an emergency. These
barriers must be overcome before any life safety can begin.
Bars on windows can quickly become a death trap for firefighters on the
inside as well. Smoke detectors,
fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors are all part of a good fire safety plan,
but donít provide the total solution if the smoke and flames cannot be
Windows and doors with security bars should have
quick-release devices to allow them to be opened immediately in an emergency.
If the security bars on a home, especially on bedroom windows, are
permanently fixed or do not have quick release devices, they should be
retrofitted with an approved quick-release device.
These devices operate from inside and allow the bars to be opened for
emergency escape without compromising the security of your home.
The quick-release devices should be easy to open without the use of a
key, detailed knowledge, or great physical effort. Some states and cities have adopted building codes, which
required that all dwellings leave some windows unbarred, to address this
security bar release is simply the very best
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Exit Technologies, LLC. It is one
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from deadly smoke and fire.