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Choosing Panic Bars (Panic Exit Device)

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Choosing Panic Bars (Panic Exit Device)
panic bars for Glass Doors

Choosing a panic exit device can be tricky. Below are a few tips to help out.

 
There are three applications:
  1. Single Door
  2. Double Door - Rebated
  3. Double Door - Non rebated
There are four options
  1. Outer Key Access
  2. Door Width (Standard 900mm or Wider 1200mm)
  3. Door Height (Standard 2300mm or Higher 3000mm)
  4. Dogging (hold Open)
Single Doors
Single door use a single horizontal bar
 
Double Doors - Rebated
Double Rebated Doors use a single horizontal bar on the active leaf, and a vertical bar on the inactive leaf
 
Double Doors - NON Rebated
Double Non Rebated Doors use a vertical bar on both active leafs
 
Outer Key Access
Outer key access is optional. Two versions are available. 1) A flush key hole which is permanently locked from the outside, and 2) a lockable lever which can be left unlocked for pedestrian passage.
 
Door Width
Standard Panic Bars suit doors up to 900mm wide. They are optionally available for doors up to 1200mm wide
 
Door Height
The Standard Door height Panic Bar suits doors up to 2300mm high. Optional extenders are available to suit doors up to 3000mm high
 
Dogging (Hold Open)
Dogging is available for Panic Bars where the doors need to be left in the open position to ease high levels of pedestrian traffic. Depending on the manufacturer, dogging can be either a generic key, or a security key. It should be noted that by law, dogging is not permissible on Fire Doors. 
 
For more information please see panic bars in our estore. We stock a range of brands including the Lockwood 9000 and 9300, Kaba, Briton, Adams, Von Duprin. These items are available to purchase online and we can ship Australia wide. If you would like to arrange for one of our Technicians to visit and professionally install panic bars to your doors, please contact our service department or call 1300 500 600.
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