PANIC HARDWARE & CRASH BARS

Be compliant with building codes via panic hardware and crash bars

FAQs

Most people are familiar with panic hardware under the acronym EED, which stands for Emergency Exit Device. It is a safety feature that allows the automatic opening of a door in case of fire or other emergencies. 

For businesses, the biggest incentive for installing panic hardware is because it is a requirement in order for a commercial property to be code compliant. And building codes are not without their reason – panic hardware will save lives in the event of a fire or other emergencies. This will also protect you from any liabilities that can arise from noncompliance with building codes, as well as lawsuits from the state and the families of any individual that will fall victim to a fire in your building.

The price of a specific panic hardware will vary depending upon brand, make, and model. There are several types of panic hardware, but as expected of most commercial products, the standard ones will be cheaper than premium brands, but they come at the cost of quality and features. If you’re looking for something affordable, it’s just a matter of choosing one that’s in the middle, which isn’t as expensive as premium brands, but has better quality than the budget brand.

You don’t need to replace your existing lock. Panic Hardware works with many different types locks, including deadbolters, mortise locks, cylinders, and even keyed entry locks. Always consult with your local professional installers before making any changes to the home.

Yes, you can install panic hardware as part of a DIY project, but it is not advisable to do so. It is always better to hire a licensed professional who knows how to install them properly.

Maintain Code Compliance with Panic Hardware and Crash Bars

Among the most important things a business owner can be doing is having a locksmith install an emergency exit device on any exit doors. They’re designed to provide an emergency exit for both employees and customers. So it’s important that they be installed correctly every single time. We can repair or replace any exit device and can even provide pivot hinges for doors, with full confidence that they will operate properly every day, comply with fire code safety requirements, and be easy to install.

Locksmith Palm Springs has years of experience providing locksmith services to local residents and business owners. We take pride in the quality of our service, and we are available 24/7 when you need our services. 

Electronic Panic Hardware

An electronic panic hardware is an electronic device that lets you unlock your front door from within your residence. It consists of two main parts: a controller and a sensor. The control unit is normally mounted near the top of a door frame, while the sensors are usually attached to the bottom of a door. When activated, the key fob sends a signal to the car’s control unit, which then opens the doors.

Types of Exit Devices

Today, there are three main types of exits available: magnetic contact sensors, pull handles, and push buttons. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages

Magnetic Contact Sensors

Magnetic contact sensors (or “mag-sensors”) consist of a metal plate with a magnet embedded within the door frame. When someone pushes against a door, the metal plate slides away from the magnet, which allows the lock to open. They’re generally inexpensive and easy to set up, but they need constant maintenance. They’re also prone to wearing out over time, so they need to be replaced periodically.

Push Buttons

Similar to magnetic contact sensors, push buttons use magnets to detect motion. Instead of using a metal plate to press buttons, they use a spring-loaded mechanism that opens when pressed. It’s cheaper than mag-sensors, but requires more maintenance since the button must be cleaned frequently to ensure proper operation.

Pull Handles

Pull handles are another type of sensor used for exit devices. Like a handle on a cabinet, these sensors allow users who don’t have physical access to the door to open it. A pull handle works when it pulls a lever, which activates a sensor that opens the door. There are many different types of pull handles, including ones with levers, knobs, and even wheels.

Whether you’re looking to replace panic hardware or crash bars in your existing office or build a new one, we’ve got your back! We secure all points of entry into your building, ensuring your doorways are fitted with high-quality locks so you can focus your efforts on installing new ones for the business.

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