-The interior view shows that these doors shouldn't be that difficult for a properly trained and equipped firefighting company.
-We have had experience with doors that are very similar and they are unbelievably easier to defeat than one would think. A company using two halligan bars and a driving tool should have no real trouble getting in.
-The job of the door and lock assembly is first and foremost, to look formidable. To intimidate a would be trespasser into thinking that this entry point is well fortified.
-Conventional FE will work well on the first set of doors. Nothing unusual here. The lock will be easily defeated with just the adz blade being driven in.
-In the second set of doors one halligan would be used to gain a purchase point to insert the other halligan. Both tools would then be used in tandem to pull the door. Remember, even though these locks look tough we are only trying to defeat the throw of the lock. And the point at which the panic hardware enters the floor is still relatively small.
-Once we get a good purchase point, a real good hold of the door, applied force will defeat the locking throw assembly.
-I would however have a saw ready while attempting conventional FE techniques. Though the saw will work it is very time consuming. And the thing everyone forgets about FE is that it is all about one think.... TIME.
-If we had time we could look for another way in. If we had time we could wait for the key. FE is used to circumvent the time factor. Consequently, techniques must be geared for producing the best results in the shortest amount of time.