In the United Kingdom, the Hackett Review has led to increasing awareness of door closers' role in fire safety. Some of the benefits of automatic door closers like Mindr™ are the prevention of the spread of fire and smoke and dangerous toxins that can lead to the suffocation of the people inside the house. Without having an automatic door closer, simply forgetting to close the door can be a deadly and costly mistake.
Below are some recently released news articles showing more evidence of the importance of closing your door before going to bed.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is related to the fear that Mindr™ is going to "lock" people in their rooms. Be assured; this is not what Mindr™ does. Minder™ shuts the door, then disengages. That means that after the device closes the door, the door can easily be opened as it normally would. The Mindr™ unit does not provide any resistance or lock the door shut.
When a fire occurs, a closed-door can save your life and those of your loved ones. Mindr™ has a system that can automatically close your doors for you when a fire is detected.
Many recent news articles demonstrate the importance of a closed door, and several firefighters and safety professionals urge homeowners to close their doors, especially at night, when families can be most vulnerable. Half of all residential fires occur at night, and closing your door can make a big difference in the damage to your home and yourself! Here are a few examples.