S11 Security of emergency exit doors in non-residential premises

It is natural to assume that it might be impossible to overcome the conflict between providing an easy and rapid means of escape in an emergency and the prevention of intrusion by criminals. Consequently, it is common for compromises to be made that seriously undermine security. Obviously, life safety interests are of the highest importance but, as this guide explains, safe escape and security can be brought into balance with informed planning and knowledge of suitable methods and security products.

[Updated 2021]