Panic Bars and Fire Exit Devices
When a crisis occurs, your emergency equipment must function flawlessly in order to quickly and efficiently alert your building occupants and guide them to safety. As a business owner, panic bars and exit devices are among the most important purchases you'll make.
The team at Great Lakes Security Hardware is made up of seasoned Roseville, MI door installation and repair experts. Every day, we help local business owners stay prepared and ensure that their visitors are safe if disaster strikes. Let us help you ensure your building is compliant with safety regulations and get your illuminated exit signage, alarm systems, panic buttons, push bars, and panic bars installed swiftly and professionally.
With our thorough inspections, we check that all fire exit equipment functions correctly and is in line with city, county, and state regulations.
Read on below for more information or, to receive a free consultation for exit device and panic bar installation, contact us today!
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Panic Hardware vs. Fire Exit Hardware — What's Right for My Door Frame?
Panic hardware and fire exit hardware are two different types of exit devices. The right choice for your building will depend on specific building code requirements per the International Building Code (IBC).
Panic hardware is a type of exit device intended for use on a door, but it cannot be used on a fire door. Panic hardware generally has a "dogging" feature to retract the latches and enable simple push/pull functionality in the event of an emergency.
Fire exit hardware, on the other hand, encompasses exit devices specially tested for both panic and fire conditions. This equipment is required for fire doors. (Fire exit hardware does not incorporate mechanical dogging because fire doors require positive latching.)
Furthermore, exit signage is critically important. For safety purposes, you must clearly designate all exit doors, especially emergency exits and fire exits.