The § 33 Musterbauverordnung (MBO) - German standard building regulations - requires the exis- tence, for each floor, of at least two independent emergency exits.
One of them must comply with the regulations defining the first emergency exit. The first emergency exit enables people to quickly leave a danger zone. It leads either directly into the open air or into a secured area, such as corridors, stairs and exits.
Unlike the first emergency exit that is strictly regulated and clearly defined, the second emergency exit can be interpreted in different ways and faces countless solutions. Until now, uniform regulations have not been applied throughout the country.
For sun protection manufacturers, architects and planners, this represents a huge challenge in terms of design and implementation and might lead to conflicts.
Especially if the fire safety requirements for the second emergency exit are not respected. Further- more, aesthetic aspects, historic preservation regu- lations, constructive environment and, last but not least, costs have to be reconciled in a constructive dialogue.
Increasingly, planners and architects are rejecting the solution of an extra staircase and prefer the option of a back-up window or emergency door which is usually the most economical solution while allowing free rein to creativity.
Providing a window or door as a second emergency exit does not detract from the aesthetics of the entire building. You just make sure the sunscreen releases these second escape routes in case of danger.
Geiger, manufacturer of operating systems for the sun protection, brings you this guarantee with the new RESCUEline solution equipped with a backup battery.
With the Geiger RESCUEline system, planning a second emergency exit is easy, economical and safe. RESCUEline is an invisible system that makes it possible to release emergency exits in any situation, at any time and for years.
Master of the situation even in case of fire: the compact drive for Venetian blinds
Efficient control: LED status display for indoor or outdoor use
Operational at all times: intelligent and robust control module thanks to the integrated battery
The sophisticated design of the RESCUEline can be easily integrated into all standard head rails. All drive components are designed so that the installation of additional control modules inside the building is not necessary. The motor and the control module are connected via a pre-coded plug-in cable system. Thus, any connection error is excluded.
The system can also be used without being connected to a fire panel. A typical application is the detached house that does not have a home automation control.
The RESCUEline system can be flexibly connected with the home automation solutions currently on the market.
A temperature-resistant lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePo4) is integrated into the control module. The system is charged only via the battery and ensures trouble-free operation even in case of an emergency.
A LED display is included in the standard delivery. You can choose between indoor or outdoor display modules.
The Venetian blind opens and closes by means of a control switch.
In the event of a power failure, the Venetian blind remains in its position. However, if the charge level of the battery is less than 50%, the Venetian blind automatically moves up to the upper end position.
If the charge level is below 50%, the Venetian blind automatically moves to the upper end position and remains there. The system can only be restarted when the battery level is above 50%.
The system can only be restarted if the battery has been replaced.
The fire alarm was transmitted to the RESCUEline by the fire station. The motor automatically raises the sunscreen at maximum speed to the upper end position. Emergency exits are released.