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Positive Pressure-Rated Door Assemblies: Where indicated, provide positive pressure-rated,
fire-rated, door assemblies. Installed door assemblies shall be in accordance with door
manufacturer’s certified assemblies.
Test Pressure: Test according to NFPA 252 or UL 10C. After five minutes into the test, neutral
pressure level in a furnace shall be established at 40 inches (1000 mm) or less above the sill.
Oversize Fire-Rated Door Assemblies: For units exceeding sizes of tested assemblies
provide certification by a testing agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction that doors
comply with standard construction requirements for tested and labeled fire-rated door
assemblies, except for size.
Automated Exit Lane Breach Control
The current method for preventing a security breach through an exit lane whether collocated near a Security
Screening Check Point, SSCP, or non-collocated (remote from the SSCP), minimally requires the use of a
human guard. Guards are typically employed by TSA or sub-contracted through an approved security guard
service. Deficiencies occur from simple human resource management factors such as leaving a post as the
result of a personal relief need, distraction or loosing attention out of fatigue and boredom from performing
a mundane task.
More severe risk could include possibilities of a potential bribe or threat of harm to a guard and even family
if not in compliance with intruder demands. As active shooter scenarios are becoming an emerging danger,
the human guard is exposed to risk of severe, or even fatal harm.
Enhancing the overall level of security at manually monitored exit lanes is a primary objective. Technology
such as motion and presence detection sensors programmed to respond to approaching traffic moving in
opposite direction of the authorized egress path is often used to enhance the probability of detecting an
intruder. Sensors are equipped with contacts that engage upon detection to generate a signal to an audible
or visual hardware device such as a siren or flashing beacon, in order to draw the attention of nearby security
personnel to stop the intrusion.
Even with the implementation of sensor technology, reaction time to the alarm may be slow and recognition
of the intruder is often confused or inaccurate. The result of enabling intruder access to the sterile side of
the terminal and losing track of the intruder’s movements creates a high probability of a costly terminal
evacuation and passenger rescreening.
Video technology introduced use of cameras with both the same contact output capability as used by
sensors, as well as image capture to increase the opportunity to positively identify the intruder. Although
considered an advancement, as a system the process remained incomplete without a form of barrier to serve
as a physical deterrent.
The most current solution for exit lane breach control, and those which passed TSA evaluation criteria
applies all previously proven technology while implementing a safe and more secure physical barrier.
Components that work together should be selected during the exit lane design phase. This may be a stand-
alone solution, eliminating the human factor need, by creating an automated Exit Lane Breach Control
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