Kingpin is a safe and simple way of securing emergency exits. Kingpin was developed in consultation with users, Fire Officers and the Fire Service Training College, which concluded that:

  •  - Simplicity is the key to speedy and safe exit in an emergency
  •  - Fire exit doors can be security risks when they are tampered with or used in non-emergencies
  •  - Some types of fire exit devices offer ineffective security, are potentially dangerous due to broken fragments which have the potential to contaminate food handling sites or are difficult to use.

Kingpin has been designed to address these problems and provides a simple but effective alternative to the traditional "break-glass" bolt on the one hand and complex electronic systems on the other.