Emergency Exit Locks According to EN 179
3.1 Requirements and recommendations
EE = Emergency Exit
EP = Emergency and Panic Exit
EN 179 – Emergency exit locks
KFV product labels EE or EP
An emergency exit situation comes about when a small group of people is in danger but, because they
are familiar with the building, a panic can be excluded. This applies for buildings which are not open to
the public, for example.
An escape door locking part in accordance with EN 179 allows for safe and efficient escape through a
locked door with only one push required to release the emergency exit lock.
In accordance with EN 179, emergency exit locks from KFV may only be used in combination with certified
handle sets, which can be ordered separately from a builders’ hardware dealer.
A selection of approved handle sets can be found in section 3.8 of this brochure.
All types of cylinders with the correct geometry can be used, including those with and without freerunning
cams as well as electromechanical cylinders. The only exceptions are cylinders for which the tip
of the catch remains fixed outside the permitted +/- 30° range after the key is removed.
28 Last update: 11.01.2013