the expert in blast-resistant panic/strong rooms
A panic room (or strong room) must provide a place where people can retreat to safely in the event of an emergency or a threatening situation. Consequently, the structural aspects of the room are subject to stringent requirements. When building such a room, many contractors therefore choose to work together with aalbers|wico - the specialist in structural blast security. We supply and install all the necessary blast-resistant components. If you wish, they can also be offered in combination with intruder-, ballistic- and fire-resistant properties.
tested in practice
We not only calculate the resistance level of our panic rooms on paper - we test it in practice too, in our own test centre.
Here we check whether the components meet the required level of mechanical resistance (as described in the European standards) or the desired level of protection (as specified in the US GSA standard).
Our panic rooms are based on standards such as EN 13123, 13124 and 13541, the US GSA guidelines, and ISO 16933 and 16943, but we can also go one step further. If stipulated in the Schedule of Requirements, we can supply a panic room offering the actual level of resistance you need. The official standards form the starting point here, but the panic room undergoes further testing on the basis of additional criteria.
Find out more about standards for blast-resistant panic rooms in our knowledge centre.
In our test centre we can examine the resistance of a panic room under virtually all conditions using realistic tests. This is possible as we have the space to carry out open field tests and our facilities also include a shock tube.
Find out more about testing methods for blast-resistant panic rooms in our knowledge centre.
During field tests and shock tube tests, the resistance class of a blast-resistant panic room is defined on the basis of various factors: these include the weight of the explosive, the distance at which the explosion takes place, the peak pressure, impulse and duration of the pulse of the explosion and whether there is any splintering.
Find out more about resistance classes for blast-resistant panic rooms in our knowledge centre.