Break glass function unlocks office doors from the inside in emergencies
Fire crews were still attending a raging fire a day after it began in a midlands town. The listed building in Northampton was so badly damaged that experts say it is at risk of collapsing. Two bars, the Fat Cats Bar and the Balloon Bar, which are housed in the Grade II listed building, have had to be closed. The area had to be cordoned off and the cause of the fire at the former hotel is under investigation.
The T3512 one door smart card access control system from Access Control UK has comprehensive safety and security technology including magnetic door release and break glass. Fire Roll Call from fire panel input and remote monitoring via modem are just two of the functions. The diagram shows how a single smart card reader can be used to gain entry to a door and a push button is used to exit. A break glass unlocks the door, from the inside, in an emergency.