ASSA ABLOY’s Ceco Door, has developed a door within a door solution to allow for healthcare providers and caretakers to safely enter a patient’s room in case of an emergency, while maintaining the security of facility.
The outer door is the standard, in-swinging door for the room. In addition, a smaller door is built inside the outer door that can open outward into the corridor. This provides authorized caretakers to quickly access to the patient’s room when a patient has blocked access to the room through the inward swing door. The inner door is a safer solution because access to the room can’t be blocked from the inside; it can only be accessed by authorized personnel. Furthermore, the inner door is self-closing, allowing for quick access, but making it difficult for occupants to escape. The double door solution also has a vision lite for healthcare personnel to see the room in which they are entering.
This new design and application meets required industry codes. Additionally, it is UL Positive Pressure 45 Minute fire rated because the outer door, the door used on a regular basis, swings inward. Another benefit of the double door solution is its Microshield antimicrobial coating to help fight the spread of germs. Overall, this new door application allows for safer options for patients as well as health care professionals.
Common Places to find this new application:
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Correctional Facilities
- De-escalation Rooms
- Psychiatric Facilities
- Patient Room Doors
- Behavioral Health Units