Panic Bar Installation
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For quick exits from your commercial building, your business could certainly benefit from having a panic bar installation. As a full-service professional locksmith in the St Louis area, that’s something we could handle on your behalf. If you already have a panic door or doors, we also have the ability to repair existing panic bars or install new ones. Such services are part of our standard locksmith services.
Customized Security Solution
As part of our commercial consultation services, we can work with you to come up with a building security scheme that works for your business. As part of this process, the use of panic bars would be discussed.
Panic bars enable fast evacuation during emergencies and efficient exit from high-traffic areas, enhancing overall safety. As commercial door locksmiths, we’ll gladly take the lead in helping you figure out where and when you should have panic bars on your exits.
All Kinds of Doors
At Emergency Locksmith St Louis, we are vested in providing our services for all types of commercial building doors and locking mechanisms without prejudice.
All Types of Push Bars
With employee/customer safety as the primary, our locksmith technicians are trained and experienced in the installation of all types of push bars. They also have the expertise to provide a full range of commercial door push bar repair services.
Who We Are
For years, Emergency Locksmith St Louis has been serving the business community in the St Louis area. We offer a complete menu of locksmith services for homes, apartments, commercial buildings, and car owners/drivers. We also offer safe-cracking services and free security consultations to help ensure you always have the sense of security you want and need.
What is a Panic Bar?
Panic bars, also referred to as crash bars, are door-opening mechanisms that are installed in conjunction with commercial building doors. Primarily, they are used for fire door exits, though general use has become very popular in recent years.
The spring-loaded mechanism is installed horizontally to a door that swings open in either direction. The device is intended to help make opening doors faster and easier, something that is preferable in an emergency situation.
It’s noteworthy that some commercial doors are manufactured with an integrated panic bar while other commercial doors require a professional panic bar installation. As a commercial door locksmith, that’s something we can handle on your behalf.
Secure Building Evacuations
While panic or crash bars are suitable for any kind of commercial building exit, there are two primary instances when they are needed. First, fire exit doors should all be equipped with a panic bar. You want that spring-open mechanism in place during emergencies to facilitate fast exiting from the building.
The other instance in which a panic bar might be necessary would be at high-traffic exits. This will allow people to get out of the building quickly and efficiently without the need to turn knobs or fiddle with annoying locking devices.
We Work With All Kinds of Commercial Doors
As for our door installation services, we work with all types of commercial doors and commercial door manufacturers. We do everything possible to find doors that will suit your company’s needs.
We typically work with double doors, glass doors, aluminum doors, sliding glass doors, wood doors, galvanized steel doors, and more. If your goal is to equip your exits with panic bars, we would be happy to help you select a type of door that meets your specs.
Types of Push Bars We Install
We install two primary types of panic bars. One type is often referred to as a touch bar because putting pressure on the bar is all that’s needed for the mechanism to release. The other type is a cylinder crossbar. To open a door equipped with this option, one would need to simply push down on the bar. It’s noteworthy that each of these options will match well with certain types of doors.
Note: We do offer push bar door repair services for either of these options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a panic bar and a touch bar?
While both options function in the same manner, the primary differences have to do with look/style and the types of doors with which they work best.
Can you lock a panic bar?
Yes. Locking mechanisms can be installed with all types of panic and crash bars. Locking would typically be done during non-business hours, and to address specific security concerns.
What is the mounting height for a panic bar?
It’s worth noting that the mounting requirements in each city are laid out in the city’s fire code. With that said, 34 to 48 inches from the floor is what manufacturers recommend.
Do fire exit doors need panic bars?
Absolutely. In fact, some city jurisdictions require the installation of a panic bar on all fire exits.
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