SWITCH Anti-Barricade Door System
SWITCH is the world’s first and only hinge-side anti-barricade door system, designed for fast, controlled, and safe overcoming of barricading incidents by keeping staff in the ‘Green Zone’.
Ligature-resistant by design, its unique SwitchHinge mechanism allows staff to open the door outwards to overcome barricading and wedging incidents in less than 2 seconds with no override tool kits required – even with the door lock bolt extended or tampered with, saving critical seconds for staff and patients during emergency situations.
The SWITCH Anti-Barricade Door System features a solid rebated frame on the closing side, increasing strength and providing a non-institutional appearance, while a wide range of customizable finishes and hardware combinations help contribute to the therapeutic environment.
As with all Kingsway Group behavioral health doors, SWITCH is ideal for both new build and refurbishment projects, arriving on site pre-tested and pre-assembled with all ligature-resistant hardware and componentry factory-fitted for smooth and efficient installation, with certification to UL standards.
- 3-Year Guarantee as standard
- Overcome patient barricades in under 2 seconds
- Ligature-resistant by design
- High-strength tri-laminate timber core
- Proven durability
- Continuous ligature-resistant hinge for enhanced strength
- Pre-assembled for simple installation
Smoke Rating: UL 1784
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'Green Zone' operation
Overcome Patient Barricades in Under 2 Seconds – watch to see how it works
SWITCH puts staff in the safe ‘Green Zone’; the point at which the opening door is at its lowest speed. This unique feature to SWITCH allows staff to remain in control of the opening door when overcoming a barricade with the door leaf acting as an additional layer of protection between staff and patient where necessary.
The heavy-duty SwitchHinge lock secures the hinge parts for single action use during normal operation and provides double-action use when unlocked to overcome barricades.
By simply unlocking the SwitchHinge with the Kingsway Staff Key and pulling the recessed handle, the hinge will retract allowing the door leaf to open outwards freely to overcome barricading incidents, even if locked from the inside by the patient. The lock indicator clearly shows the status of the SwitchHinge lock.