Reply to post: Re: Placement of kill switch and other quirks

Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

the hatter
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Re: Placement of kill switch and other quirks

Problem is, EPOs are pretty much required to be somewhere quickly accessible near the space they protect, and obviously you want access to it protected to the same access level as the equipment. Then door releases obviously should be located near the door, and in places where people turn the lights off, that probably should be there. However, putting these switches all together at least shows the user there is a choice to make - the alternative it an exit, and an action to perform (release door/turn off lights) - if the user glances at one lonely switch, they're going to press it, so if their gaze falls on the EPO rather than the one placed not quite close enough, they're just going to hit it, with autopilot engaged.

Molly guards, and putting EPOs out of direct sight line are options in some locations, but other times, local or national regulations prohibit them

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