So true. We wouldn't want to have to rely on devices that detect smoke before sounding an alarm and turning on emergency lighting, or waiting for high heat to trigger the sprinkler system. We should just have those alarms sounding at all times, the sprinklers running all day every day and emergency lighting always on. That way we don't have any failures.If there's anything about fire exits it's that they should depend upon some rube goldberg mechanism in order to become accessible to everybody.
I'm just thankful nothing ever mechanically fails. Especially something that lowers a door lip every time someone comes within 5 feet of it. It probably only happens a couple hundred times a day.
We should also remove all doors from buildings because we wouldn't want to take the chance that the automatic opener has an electrical fault.
There's enough red tape holding back ingenuity today. Why wrap every idea with miles more?