Panic Hardware is a device for unlocking a doors, such as fire exits, in emergency conditions.
The mechanism consists of a spring-loaded metal bar fitted to an outward-opening door. When the lever is either pushed or depressed, it activates a mechanism which unlatches the door allowing occupants to leave quickly from the building.
Redlocks Locksmith can repair or replace any panic hardware across Cambridgeshire including Huntingdon, Newmarket, Ely and Royston.
We carry a wide range to suit many needs for immediate service. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
All push pads are BS EN179. This means they are designed to be used in emergency situations where people are familiar with the emergency exit and its hardware and therefore, a panic situation is less likely to develop.
Push pads are suitable for a building where there is a maximum of 60 people, such as a place of work where the employees know the escape route and are familiar with the building. They can consist of just the push pad itself or with varying extra locking points such as shoot bolts or latches.
All push bars are BS EN1125, meaning they are designed to be used in emergency situations where people are not familiar with the emergency exit and its hardware and therefore, more likely to panic.
Push bars are suitable for buildings when the number of people exceeds 60. This tends to be more public places like schools, shopping centres, cinemas etc., emphasising a safe exit rather than security.
Push bars can consist of just the bar itself or with various locking points such as shoot bolts or latches.
Touch bars are also BS EN1125 and can be used in all the same places as a push bar for the same reasons. The main difference between a touch bar and a panic bar is that the touch bar doesn’t swing away from the door on release preventing the risk of people getting their arms caught or trapped behind the bar in an emergency situation.