the expert in fire-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 fire security. We supply and install all the necessary fire-resistant components. If you wish, they can also be offered in combination with intruder-, ballistic- and blast-resistant properties.
tested in practice
The resistance value of our panic rooms has not only been calculated on paper – it has been tested in practice too. At our own test centre we can see how the materials used stand up to the toughest of conditions. We make use of a fire test furnace for this.
Our panic rooms are based on the standards NEN 6075, 6068 as well as 6069, and EN 1634, 1364, 13501 and 15269, 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 fire-resistant panic rooms in our knowledge centre.
We test the fire resistance of all our panic rooms in our own test centre in accordance with the methods described in the applicable standards NEN 6069 and EN 1634. This is made possible with the help of facilities including a test furnace.
Find out more about testing methods for fire-resistant panic rooms in our knowledge centre.
The resistance class of fire-resistant panic rooms is broadly defined on the basis of two factors: the function of the panic room (e.g. supporting, separating, insulating, etc.) and the length of time for which the panic room is able to maintain this function when exposed to fire.
Find out more about resistance classes for fire-resistant panic rooms in our knowledge centre.