If you operate a business that is open to the public you are probably aware that Public buildings will not pass inspection if they are not up to The Life Safety Code with panic bars and special exit device hardware. Panic bars compliance is vital to the life and safety of business owners as well as to employees and customer. You will not pass fire inspection from the fire martial without them. Busy Bees Locks & Keys can help with your Panic Bar Installation.
Panic bars are now a required safety feature for most commercial buildings.
We can help with your Panic Bar Installation or other ADA or Fire Code Requirements.
There are numerous issues to consider when selecting the appropriate panic bar system for your home or office. The knowledgeable and experienced staff at Busy Bees Locks & Keys will help you find the panic bar system to meet your budget and needs and provide all the installation and support that you require 24/7.
We provide Panic Bar Installation services for the following areas in San Diego County: Alpine , Camp Pendelton, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hillcrest, Imperial Beach, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Mira Mesa, National City, Oceanside, Point Loma, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santee, Vista, 91901 91902 91910 91911 91913 91914 91915 91932 91941 91942 91945 91948 91950 91962 91977 91978 92007 92008 92009 92014 92019 92020 92021 92024 92025 92026 92027 92028 92029 92037 92040 92054 92056 92057 92064 92065 92067 92069 92071 92075 92078 92081 92082 92083 92084 92091 92093 92101 92102 92103 92104 92105 92106 92107 92108 92109 92110 92111 92113 92114 92115 92116 92117 92118 92119 92120 92121 92122 92123 92124 92126 92127 92128 92129 92130 92131 92139 92145 92154 92155 92161 92173
The panic bar, or emergency bar, was first invented in the early 20th century to answer the call for a mechanism that provides security against intruders for those located within a building while preventing people from being trapped inside in the event of a fire.
“The idea was first put into practice after the events of the Victoria Hall disaster in Sunderland, England in 1883. It saw widespread use after the Iroquois Theater Fire in Chicago, USA, which killed 602 people on December 30, 1903.”
A crash bar (also known as a panic bar, exit device, panic device,or a push bar) is a mechanism for unlatching a door, consisting of a spring-loaded metal bar fixed horizontally to the front of the door (the side of the door that opens outward) and hinged. It is operated by pushing on it, which unlatches and opens the door.
The addition of a panic/emergency bar to the doors of your home and business is an excellent safety feature due to the additional security that they provide in addition to the fact that they will bypass lock systems allowing for immediate egress in the event of emergency. In fact, most doors that you may find that are labeled as “Fire Door” are simply doors with a panic bar installed. Most doors with a panic bar will have an alarm built in so that when the door is opened, an alarm is triggered and will automatically open in the event of fire. In terms of security against break-ins, most panic bars offer resistance of well over 2,000 pounds of force preventing intruders from making access.
If you are the owner of a business which is housed in it’s own separate commercial building, local business ordinances may require that you provide the building with emergency exits with panic bars. Moreover, the panic bars and doors may very well be required to fulfill any one of a number of requirements.
Busy Bees Locks & Keys can provide a variety of different styles of panic bar systems and Panic Bar Installation from smaller lever handle types to long bar styles that you might see on the doors of many large retailers. The panic bars are available in a number of different finishes, lengths and sizes to fulfill not only your security needs but your aesthetic requirements as well.