Fire and emergency security screens allow for quick and keyless escape from the inside, whilst providing full security and protection from the outside.
Homes with security bars, grilles or shutters covering the windows may be useless in an emergency, if the devices on them do not have a functioning release mechanism.
It is important to select security screens with overriding devices that can be released by an adult. Alternatively, ensure that you select a product that has an emergency egress feature and teach your family how to safely use an emergency egress device in an emergency.
Ensure keys to all security door locks are readily accessible to enable escape from the home if required. Deadlocks, if engaged, will stop you from opening the security door without a key.