Protection from external forces
Safety and well-being go hand in hand
Safety and well-being go hand in hand
Safety is a subjective feeling that varies in intensity from one individual to another. However, it is always true that we only feel comfortable where we also feel safe
Other requirements, such as bullet and blast resistance, protect not only human life but also property from loss and irrevocable destruction. It goes without saying that the technical safety of building elements such as windows and doors should always be ensured.
The aftermath of the fire at Düsseldorf Airport on 11 April 1986, one of the biggest fire disasters in the Federal Republic of Germany, had considerable consequences in terms of building law: among other things, it resulted in the prohibition of certain building materials; the requirements for air-conditioning and ventilation systems were tightened and the installation of smoke extraction systems to keep escape routes clear was prescribed
Since then, doors in the course of escape and rescue routes have also been uncompromisingly tested during building acceptance to ensure that they reliably fulfil their function in the event of a fire.
In a fire, smoke is always produced in addition to flames. Experts therefore recommend that fire doors should always be designed as smoke protection doors. Smoke is a gas that contains minute particles that can be extremely toxic - just a few breaths of the odourless gases carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide inevitably lead to death
Finding your own home ransacked is a harrowing experience. The home represents a place of retreat, a shelter that is actually invulnerable. By forcibly entering this shelter, the perpetrators not only cause property damage but also destroy the victim's sense of security
Most victims of burglary continue to struggle with the psychological effects of the crime long after the financial damage has been absorbed. Many victims also blame themselves for having failed to secure their home - and unfortunately this is often enough the case.
Unsecured windows and doors make it easy for the perpetrators.
The greater the personal need for protection, the higher the requirements for burglar-resistant windows and doors should be.
Although the possession of firearms is subject to special conditions in Germany and many countries around the world, they potentially pose a considerable danger, as they are repeatedly used in terrorist attacks and other crimes
In particular, people in the public eye can also be targeted by criminal perpetrators in their private sphere, as the recent cold-blooded murder of the Kassel district president Walter Lübcke on his domestic terrace showed
Bullet-resistant windows and doors made of steel profile systems, as used in military and particularly endangered public and commercial buildings, can also provide more security in private surroundings.
It is impossible to imagine contemporary architecture without large glass facades. Protecting them against explosion sounds impossible at first - and yet it is feasible. The supporting structure plays a decisive role in this: highly resilient steel profile systems from Jansen are virtually predestined to withstand the immediate, dynamic load of an explosion.
The demand for technical safety includes many aspects: The serviceability of building elements is just as much a part of it as the long-term functional efficiency of windows, French windows and doors or the load-bearing capacity of safety devices
In recent times, the demand for protection against the emission of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) has been added. Technical safety is a quality feature to which Jansen attaches great importance in the development and production of steel profile systems for windows and doors, facades and fixed glazing.