Commercial buildings such as offices, hotels, shops are now fitted with panic hardware to provide an exit point in case of emergency. This hardware consists of panic bars, push bars, latches, emergency doors that operate under fire alarms, etc. A panic bar is a kind of lock built to unlock the door from the inside of the room in case a fire or smoke fills the space. The panic bar fits an outward-opening door and has a fixed horizontal metal bar inside the door. When someone pushes the panic bar, it opens the door lock and allows quick exit from the door or building.
Panic bars must be installed correctly and function properly. Bulldog Locksmith is known for its quick response time, outstanding expertise, and reasonable prices. We strive to give our customers a 100% sense of security with the panic bar repair and installation service we offer.
Panic bars were invented back in 1908 after many incidents led to tragedy because many people were trapped and unable to escape the fire and smoke. Having panic bars installed at your exit doorway is the simple way to ensure easy evacuation of the building in case of fire. Panic bars are specialized kinds of equipment and to make sure that everything works as intended we keep our locksmiths and technicians’ knowledge up to date. We offer almost all kinds of panic bar services including cylindrical panic bars, alarmed panic bars, crossbar panic bars, electrified panic bars, and many more.
Types of panic bars
Since there are different types of panic bars and hardware, the list could be endless due to various options in terms of design and metal. The most common panic bars are the crossbar panic bar and touchpad panic bars.
The crossbar style panic bar
Such panic bars have a lowered bar that latches from the upper side of the hardware. These bars look minimal and mostly used for glass doors or other high-finish doors that need to look good even with the security mechanism in place.
Touchpad panic bars
These are the most common type and you can find these almost in all commercial buildings. One has to simply push the security mechanism along the horizontal bar to unlock the door.
Do you need panic bars for your business?
If you own a business in a commercial building where lots of people work inside the space, then yes, you need a panic bar or similar fast egress device on the emergency exit gate. Working inside an office with a broken or damaged panic bar can be quite a risk and it gets more difficult as time goes on.
If you need reliable and high-quality commercial locksmith services to fix or install panic bars in your commercial property, feel free to call us. We will be at your place in no time.