Hinged Escape Hatch: DOS 60 Minute FE/BR

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DOS Certified Maximum Security Protection for Roof & Floor Mounted Emergency Egress Points

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Maximum Security Hinged Hatches provide DOS certified protection against mob-level forced-entry attacks and rifle-level ballistic threats for emergency egress points in both roof and floor mounted applications. Ross utilizes heavy-duty hinges and gas struts to assist with opening and closing of the hatch doors, allowing personnel to safely handle larger leaf sizes.


Design Features

Certified to Department of State Standard SD-STD-01.01 Rev. G (Amended), Ross Maximum Security Hinged Hatches offer the utmost in DOS certified ballistic and forced-entry resistance for extreme threat conditions while providing a covert escape route for personnel. Designed to maximize the clear opening space within a given area, they offer the greatest amount of room for evacuating personnel and property. The hinged hatch is certified to withstand simulated forced-entry attacks for 60 minutes and 5.56 M193, 5.56 M855 and 7.62 M80 ballistic rounds.

Fabricated as a complete system, typical construction includes a structural steel hatch frame with hinged panel and a plate or tube-type sub-frame.

Ross Maximum Security Hinged Hatches offer architects and end users:

  • Anti-Terrorism Level Security – where conformance to U.S. Department of State forced-entry / ballistic resistant threat levels is required
  • Emergency Egress – where evacuation of personnel may become necessary
  • Large Opening Sizes – up to 42” x 36” clear opening accommodates most any access requirement
  • Design Flexibility – numerous finish options offer the ability to complement other building materials
  • Durability – structural steel materials and high-quality finishes provide extreme durability and low maintenance throughout the life cycle

In addition to engineering the full hatch and sub-frame system, Ross has the unique ability to customize styles and finishes, providing architects and engineers with a wide range of flexibility in creating or preserving the aesthetics of new and existing structures.


Maximum Security Hinged Hatches provide secure roof and floor level evacuation for prominent and mission critical buildings, safe rooms, control rooms, executive offices and anywhere the highest level of protection is important.

Ross Technology has manufactured escape hatches for many prominent and secure buildings. Our customers include some of the largest government agencies, general contractors, integrators and corporations in the world. You will find our products in a broad range of industries including:

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Technical Data

The qualities of Ross Maximum Security Hinged Hatches go beyond their ability to provide emergency egress. Structural steel frames and panels supply exceptional strength for ultimate security and durability. Multiple latch points provide redundant security and heavy-duty gas struts facilitate the opening and closing of the hatch doors.

Standard Hinged Hatch frames are 5.25” deep (133mm) and 48” wide x 44.9” long (1219mm x 1141mm). Clear opening sizes are 42” wide x 36” long (1067mm x 914mm). Secondary ballistic stops are not required.

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