Ceasefire Door Hinge... a hinge like no other.
The Ceasefire Door Hinge is an easily installed, low cost, last line of defense fire protection product that does not require batteries or wires.
Intended to be installed as a top hinge on the various interior doors of a home (e.g., bedrooms, bathrooms, closets), the device functions as a standard door hinge, allowing the door to swing freely as normal.
When exposed to temperatures typical found in the very early stages of a fire, the device activates, closing the door and cutting off oxygen to the fire. The closed door also acts as a barrier from heat and toxic smoke, giving you more time to escape or be rescued.
After being activated, the hinge now acts as a typical spring hinge, continually acting upon the door with a gentle closing force, while allowing for normal ease of re-opening of the door.
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The difference is clear... when every second counts, a closed door during a fire will substantially increase the chance of you and your loved ones making it out alive.
The Ceasefire Door Hinge is always on guard.
Ceasefire safety hinges protect lives and property by compartmentalizing the fire behind closed doors giving first responders valuable time to perform rescues and control deadly blazes.
New Data Shows Need for Greater Awareness of Closing Doors in the Home at Night for Fire Safety
Today, closing your doors is more important than ever, as evolutions in home furnishings, layouts, and construction over the last 40 years have reduced the average time to escape a home fire from 17 minutes to 3 minutes or less.
A September 2018 report by the National Fire Protection Association concluded that residents are more likely to die in a home fire today than in 1980. Many people keep their doors open at night and don't know that a closed door could potentially save their life in a home fire.
Fires and Fire Deaths – significant improvement in preventing fires has occurred since 1980; however, on average 7 people per day lose their lives in a home fire.
80% of all fire deaths occur in home fires which represent 27% of all fires.
Fires originating in the living room are most likely to cause a death in a home, and flash over times for furniture fires have dropped from 30 minutes in 1980, to 5 minutes today.
Smoke detectors are valuable tools in fire prevention; however, in home structure fire deaths between 2012-2016, 40% of homes had no detector, 17% had one that was in operable, 43% had working detectors.
75% of home structure fire deaths occur when fire leaves room of origin.
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“It’s the smoke that gets them. Everything else is secondary.”
"In my opinion, no home fire evacuation plan is complete without first establishing a trifecta of fire safety devices in your home - smoke detector, fire extinguisher, and heat activated door hinges on bedroom and basement doors."