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escape route security

An escape route is intended to provide the rescue services with quick and easy access to the building so that they can initiate effective rescue measures quickly.

In the event of a necessary escape, an escape route should be used to lead people quickly and safely to the outside or to a secured area. The door at the end of an escape route that allows access to the secured area always involves a conflict of interest between different groups of people.

On the one hand, regulations require easy opening of a door from the inside with a handle without external tools, on the other hand, insurers, police, operators, etc. require secure locking against misuse and burglary.

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The smart way
Thought of everyone, made for everyone.

The new, efficient  SafeRoute escape route security system  stands for a completely new form of flexibility and planning security.

Whether emergency exit or escape route, regulated access times or lock function:
With the
  SafeRoute escape route security system  diverse, often conflicting requirements for doors can be intelligently combined.
With its innovative and reliable solutions, SafeRoute not only convinces the fire brigade, police and building supervision. There are also numerous advantages for planners, architects, installers, dealers and building operators.

The advantages at a glance:

  • More flexibility thanks to a new license model without a subscription

  • Planning security through largely uniform hardware

  • Simple wiring thanks to the further developed DCW® system bus

  • Can be adapted to current needs at any time by extending the license

  • Intelligent light ring display: simplifies installation and commissioning, improves service quality by easily identifying system status or errors

  • Uncomplicated alarm reset by non-latching emergency button

  • Power can be supplied at any point within the system bus

  • Robust surface-mounted housing in XEA design with light metal frame

  • Available in many color combinations

  • Approved according to EltVTR

  • Complies with the requirements of EN 13637


Commissioning – convenient and safe

SafeRoute has been designed with ease of planning and commissioning in mind. The range of functions of each SafeRoute system can be specified individually with the selected license card, while the hardware remains largely identical and can therefore be planned very efficiently.


Controlled open in the event of an alarm

In the event of an alarm or danger, a single escape route door or a group of doors is released via the emergency button or an external alarm system (e.g. smoke detector). The alarm is signaled optically and acoustically and can also be forwarded to the higher-level building management system if required.


Securely lock entrances

After authorized access, SafeRoute systems automatically lock the escape route door. If relocking is not possible, the door open monitoring reports an alarm.


Authorized inspection


In the simplest version, authorized access takes place via unlocking with the key switch from the inside. Depending on the license, there are up to three possible types of unlocking:

  • Temporary unlocking for easy access (relocking after 3-180 seconds)

  • Long-term unlocking (relocking after 3-120 minutes)

  • permanent unlocking


Comfort function in everyday life: "automated door opening"

With an additional revolving door drive and a self-locking panic motor lock, an escape route door secured with SafeRoute can be opened automatically after activation or even on a time-of-day basis.


Panel controls

Depending on the license selected, additional functions and more complex escape routes can also be implemented

Network controlled and monitored

All escape route doors monitored with SafeRoute can be networked over long distances using the LON and LAN standards and centrally monitored and controlled with the TMS Soft® door management software or with SafeRoute panel systems. The interfaces to OPC and ESPA enable integration into existing building management systems.


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