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Commerial exit devices

April 20, 2015
Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.)

Exit hardware includes both panic devices and alarmed exit locks. Panic devices, sometimes referred to as 'crash bars,' are used in medium and high traffic areas to allow full latching of the door without hindering egress (exiting). The ease of egress afforded by panic devices has made them the product of choice for areas where people congregate.

crossbar panic barPanic hardware is available in a crossbar type and a touchbar type. The most noticeable is the crossbar type. For many years, these were the only type of exit device available. They consist of a round or oval 'crossbar' which is held away from the surface of the door by two lever arms and device cases.

touchbar panic barThe other type of exit device is the touchbar design. This device does not project off of the door, but actually touches the door across the full width of the device.

The advantage of the touchbar design is that it is more aesthetically pleasing, generally slimmer in design, and the area which you would depress to exit is usually larger than that of the crossbar design.

On the other hand, and with exceptions, the crossbar type device is almost always made of heavier materials and can usually withstand more abuse than the touchbar devices.

Harold Doan and Sons Ltd is a professional mobile locksmith, serving Orangeville, Dufferin County and the surrounding area. Call us to help you find good, solid, workable security solutions. Solutions that allow you to proactively protect your premises and the assets on those premises. Better security is part of our Security Solutions package customized to your specific security needs.

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One of the easiest means of combating this type of break-in is to install bright, high-intensity security lighting around the back door area. That lighting should be encased in vandal-proof housings to forestall tampering and the disabling of the security lighting by rock-throwing thugs.

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