Panic Bars and Exit Devices

Exit devices, commonly referred to as panic bars, crash bars, or push bars, are a type of door hardware used primarily for emergency egress. They allow doors to be easily opened from the inside by applying force to a bar or a push pad that spans a significant portion of the door's width. This mechanism ensures that in the event of an emergency, occupants can exit quickly and safely without needing to operate knobs, levers, or any locking mechanism that requires prior knowledge to operate.