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Panic locks for security on three fronts

Panic locks for security on three fronts

Door locks occupy an important position in buildings, not only due to a general awareness of security, but also growing requirements for barrier-free design and functionality. Mortise locks with latch and bolt are used as standard locks and are certified according to the specifications of DIN 18251, DIN 18250 and referenced in the EN 12209 standard for mechanical locks and the EN 14846 standard for electromechanical locks.
With increased requirements, the variety of functions is constantly growing and therefore, especially for special applications such as self-locking panic locks, hook-type or swivel-type locks, push-in locks with multipoint locking or even motor locks play an important role.
 

When are self-locking panic locks used?

When are self-locking panic locks used?

A panic lock is used when a door needs be able to be opened from the inside at all times, even though it is locked from the outside. When securing escape routes, self-locking panic locks enable people to leave the building safely in accordance with BS EN 179 for emergency exits and in accordance with BS EN 1125 when used in combination with panic locks. From the outside, the door is secured against burglars with a locking cylinder, for example – and can be opened from the inside at any time without a key.



Panic lock function for escape routes, fire protection etc.

Panic lock function for escape routes, fire protection etc.

Thanks to the panic lock function, doors can be opened quickly using a handle. The automatic locking mechanism ensures secure engagement of the lock once the door has closed. Panic locks therefore offer three basic functions that play an important role in increasing building security.

  • Quick opening of the door in an emergency
  • Controlled access
  • Reliable intrusion protection

Depending on the solution requirements, different panic locks are used. In mechanical, electrical form or in a motorised version. Panic locks are installed on single-leaf doors and also as a double-leaf variant on double-leaf doors. It is important that the actual emergency escape function of a lock can always be triggered from the inside and the escape route door can therefore be accessed at any time in an emergency.

Panic locks are also frequently used on fire doors – and must therefore be certified and approved in accordance with the special regulations for fire protection. With panic locks, a wide range of door solutions can be implemented.

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Various types of self-locking locks

For single-leaf doors, double-leaf doors or as a multipoint panic lock: As the requirements are varied, there is also a wide variety. All panic locks enable people to leave the building and escape in the event of danger without using additional tools. Our broad portfolio of self-locking panic locks provides you with an overview of the different types and properties.

SVP/SVZ – panic locks with automatic locking action for single-leaf doors

SVP/SVZ – panic locks with automatic locking action for single-leaf doors

  • Automatic and immediate locking of doors after each closure
  • Insurance-compliant locking with 20 mm deadbolt throw
  • 2-point locking device via deadbolt and engagement of the clawbolt latch
  • The emergency escape function allows you to open the door in the escape direction at any time by operating the handle (not SVZ)
  • Can be used on timber and narrow stile doors, for profile and round cylinders
  • Integrated LED status display for motor locks – operating mode and error display
  • Power reserve module integrated in SVP 2000 F

SVP 5000
A purely mechanical lock with emergency escape function.

SVP 4000
An electrically monitored panic lock with integrated manipulation-protected detectors for monitoring latches, cylinders, handles and bolts.

SVP 6000
An electrically monitored panic lock with a split follower for the electrical engagement and disengagement of the outside handle and manipulation-protected detectors.

SVZ 6000
Access control lock, like the SVP 6000, but without an emergency escape function 

SVP 2000
Motor lock with sequential control for maximum security, manipulation-protected detectors and LED status display 

SVP 2000 F
Motor lock with integrated power reserve module (PR module) for fire and smoke doors, manipulation-protected detectors and LED status display.

SVP 7000 Air
Electrical battery-powered switch lock with split follower for electrical engagement and disengagement of the outside handle.

SVP/SVZ – panic locks with automatic locking action for single-leaf doors

SVA/SVI lock combinations – panic locks with automatic locking action for double-leaf doors 

  • Combination of active door leaf lock (SVA) and inactive door leaf lock (SVI)
  • Locks the door automatically each time it is closed
  • Inactive and active door leaves can be opened in the direction of escape in accordance with EN 179 or EN 1125
  • Insurance-compliant locking with 2-point locking device activated via bolt and clawbolt latch on the active door leaf and a rod lock system on the inactive door leaf
  • LED status displays for all motor locks included – operating modification and error display
  • Product versions for timber and narrow stile doors, for profile and round cylinders
  • SVA active and SVI inactive door leaf locks can be combined

SVA active leaf door lock

SVA 5000
Purely mechanical lock with emergency escape function and mechanical sequential control.

SVA 4000
An electrically monitored panic lock with manipulation-protected detectors for monitoring latches, cylinders, handles and latch bolts.

SVA 6000
Electrically monitored panic lock with split follower for the electrical engagement and disengagement of the outside handle. Additional tamper-proof detectors for monitoring latches, cylinders, handles and latch bolts.

SVA 2000
Motor lock in operation modes analogue with control unit, via DCW® or CAN-BUS or autonomously without control unit. Status signals for latch, bolt, cylinder locking and handle, LED status display and a direct connection to the dormakaba ED 100/250 swing door operators or SafeRoute escape route security system.

SVA 2000 F
Motor lock like SVA 2000, with integrated PR module for use in fire and smoke doors and LED status display.

SVI inactive door leaf locks

SVI 5000
A purely mechanical lock with emergency escape function.

SVI 4000
Electrically monitored panic lock with status message for lock rod and door handle.

SVI 2000 F
Motor lock in operation modes analogue with control unit, via DCW® or CAN-BUS or autonomously without control unit. Status message for the lock rod and door handle, LED status display and direct connection to SVA active leaf lock. With integrated PR module for use in fire and smoke doors.

Example of a double-leaf door solution
Example of a double-leaf door solution

01 Bar strike plate for door frame and switch lock for top vertical rod

02 Shoot bolt guide and floor keeper

03 SVP-A connection cable and cable loop from door leaf to door frame when using electrical panic locks

04 SVI panic lock for the inactive door leaf with bottom and top vertical rod. The SVI inactive door leaf lock serves as a strike box for an SVA panic lock. SVI inactive door leaf lock available in different variants for narrow stile and wide stile doors

05 SVA panic lock for the active door leaf is available in different variants for narrow stile and wide stile doors

06 Optional: motor lock control unit only needed for SVA 2xxx or SVA 2xxx F when the panic lock is not directly controlled via the data bus to the TMS, SafeRoute or automatic actuator ED 100/250. See “Accessories” chapter.
 

M-SVP – multipoint panic lock

M-SVP – multipoint panic lock

  • Automatic and immediate locking of doors after each closure
  • Optional increased intrusion protection up to grade RC-4
  • The three-point locks with a hook or latch bolt and the 20 mm restrictive deadbolts lock the door in an insurance-compliant manner
  • In addition to motorised opening via access control systems, functions such as day latch or Permanent Open (not permitted for fire and smoke doors)
  • Mechanical release from the outside possible at any time


M-SVP 5000
Purely mechanical emergency escape multipoint lock with automatic locking action

M-SVP 3000
Electromechanical multipoint lock with emergency escape function, automatic locking mechanism and motorised unlocking.

M-SVP 2200 DCW®
Multipoint motor lock with emergency escape function, motorised locking and unlocking as well as DCW® interfaces.

M-SVP 5500
Mechanical multipoint lock for ­double-leaf panic doors with automatic locking action

M-SVP 3500
Electromechanical multipoint lock for double-leaf panic doors with automatic locking action and motorised unlocking.

What is the advantage of motor locks?

Motor-operated panic locks close automatically and reliably even in the event of a power failure. In addition, motorised unlocking offers increased convenience. In combination with access control and emergency exit and escape route systems, motor locks can also be unlocked conveniently and in a controlled manner from a distance. For increased barrier-free accessibility, the motor lock can also be permanently unlocked in conjunction with automatic door drives.

BS EN 1125: The standard for panic locks

The requirements (in terms of production, operation and testing) for panic locks are specified in BS EN 1125. As visitors of public buildings often do not know about the escape door function, the lock must operate without instructions in an emergency.

The doors must be opened using a push bar (panic bar), which must necessarily cover the entire door width and be mounted on the escape side of the door. A continuous screw connection provides additional security. In the case of double-leaf doors, a push bar must also be used when using a bolt locking device for wing on the active door leaf.

Secure, reliable, high quality: dormakaba panic locks

dormakaba panic locks offer maximum quality and reliability. Thanks to high-quality materials, precision manufacturing processes and comprehensive quality management, not only do they meet all the technical requirements, they also provide the convenience and safety features required by German Industrial Standard (DIN) and EN standards. They are versatile and suitable for both private and public buildings. 

And if new escape routes are created as a result of structural changes and have to be equipped with panic locks due to the required fire protection: it’s not a problem. Just contact us or use our ordering guide – we’ll be happy to advise you.

Ordering guide

With the dormakaba order guide or locks, you can find the right lock for your door requirement easily and without any complications.
 

Order guide

Door solutions

Retrofitting of an existing door to escape route door according to EN 179 with purely mechanical SVA 5xxx panic lock on the active door leaf and SVI 5xxx on the inactive door leaf
Individual door with panic lock with automatic locking action SVP 2xxx as escape route door
Double-leaf door with TS 93 as escape route with SVA 2xxx F (active door leaf) and SVI 5xxx (inactive door leaf)
01 Retrofitting of an existing door to escape route door according to EN 179 with purely mechanical SVA 5xxx panic lock on the active door leaf and SVI 5xxx on the inactive door leaf02 Individual door with panic lock with automatic locking action SVP 2xxx as escape route door03 Double-leaf door with TS 93 as escape route with SVA 2xxx F (active door leaf) and SVI 5xxx (inactive door leaf)

dormakaba Self locking panic locks SVA and SVI for double leaf doors by assembly instructions

The next generation of self-locking panic locks SVP by dormakaba

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