Crash bar (also known as a panic exit device, panic bar, or push bar) is a type of door opening mechanism which allows users to open a door by pushing a bar.
If you have ever heard of an “exit device,” “panic hardware,” a “push bar,” “panic bar,” or “crash bar,” all of these terms mean the same thing when it comes to door security. They refer to a device that allows the occupants of a building to unlock a particular door, exiting to the outside quickly during an emergency.
One important aspect of this code is panic bars. Panic bars are the push bars installed on exit doors to allow quick exiting of buildings.
Panic bars provide this quick unrestricted egress. Installed on doors opening to the outside, panic bars are available in several styles. Most come equipped with alarms to prevent people exiting from exiting to steal items or avoid paying a tab.
Everyone has seen these doors in commercial buildings such as restaurants, bars, and malls, and other public places like schools and city buildings.
Whether constructed horizontally or vertically, all panic bar door openers operate pretty much the same; when one pushes on the panic exit bar the door opens.
Key Features of Panic Bars
Panic Bars to use in institutions, schools, universities, commercial buildings where heavy duty reliable operation is a requirement
Trims are thru bolted for additional security
Chassis mounted unit construction. Rim and vertical rod devices are nonhanded and easily reversible
Uncompromising security and safety in single and double fire exit doors