Panic Bars and Exit Devices

At QualityDoor, we understand the demands of commercial infrastructure. Our range of panic door hardware and exit devices, also known as panic bars or crash bars, are engineered for the unique challenges of commercial spaces. These robust, horizontal bars, a common sight on exit doors, prioritize both safety and operational efficiency.

Exit Devices and Panic Bars for Commercial Door

Collaborating with industry-leading brands such as Von Duprin, Sargent, and Yale, we ensure you receive top-notch, durable panic door hardware that minimizes maintenance hassles. Their design ensures straightforward installation, optimal performance during emergencies, and effortless operation – a crucial consideration for environments like office buildings and retail locations that serve a wide range of visitors, including children and those with limited mobility. 

Furthermore, some exit devices seamlessly integrate with existing security systems, offering a comprehensive safety solution. For contractors and maintenance professionals looking for reliable, high-performance commercial door equipment, Quality Door delivers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fire-rated door units have to be self-closing and self-latching so you cannot hex dog, cylinder dog or dog down a fire rated exit device. Nonfire-rated exit devices on the other hand can be dogged down because they do not have to be self-latching.

RX (request to exit) Signal Switch feature is used to signal the use of an opening from the push side. When the push pad is depressed, the switch is activated. These devices are equipped with an internal SPDT (single pole double throw) switch that monitors the touch bar.

Exit device dogging is when a dogging key is used on the exit device to hold the latch bolt in its retracted state. When the latch bolt is retracted, the door can be opened by being pushed or pulled from anywhere. You will not need to depress the touch bar to open the door or turn a handle and can open it non-handed. Check your specific device's instructions, but you can often find the dogging screw in the center of the push bar. You will need a dogging key to turn this screw and retract the latch.

Panic bars consist of a flat, horizontal bar attached to the inside of an outward-opening door. This flat bar retracts a latch mechanism when pushed, unlocking the door for fast exit. Doors using a classic crash bar require no knowledge or keys to operate and are ADA-compliant for handicapped usage.

A panic bar, sometimes referred to as a crash bar or panic device, is used for quickly unlocking a door during an emergency situation. Designed for life safety compliance, the mechanism consists of a spring-loaded metal bar fixed horizontally to the inside of an egress-opening door. They require no previous knowledge to operate and can even be opened by users with limited mobility that may have a hard time using a traditional style door handle.

Narrow stile panic bars/exit devices are full glass doors or mounting when the space on the rails is limited. In most cases, the rails of the door would be less than 4" but differ pending on the make and model of the manufacturer.