Choosing the Right Panic Hardware

Panic bars are an essential piece of hardware that assist with fast, easy, and effective escape routes in case of an emergency. Panic bars also help to secure areas, such as hotel pools or community parks, safely.

Quality is a must, especially when it comes to selecting panic hardware. As an industry leader, we stand behind the selection we offer to create the best solution for every project.

Here are the top things you should keep in mind when selecting panic hardware:

Know the Codes

If you are installing panic hardware in a public space like a community pool, park or playground, it is important to know the specific codes that are required in the geographical area in which you are working. Different cities have different requirements, and neglecting to comply with the local codes could result in a delay of approval at inspection.


Understanding what your client needs is important. Panic bar hardware can range from a simple push bar, to kits with key or mechanical lock access from the outside, to bars with audible alarms, or kits that integrate with security systems for card access entry. With all of these options it can be overwhelming to decide which is best for the project you are working on. Consult with your client to identify what kind of panic bar is the right fit for them.

Quality and Durability

We are proud to provide our customers with quality and durable products that can withstand weather and consistent use. Included in the product lines are Detex brand products. Detex is American made and known for their quality among the best of panic hardware products.

Easy Install

The installation process is just as important as the selection process. We offer installation guides with our products to ensure that all hardware and accessories are installed correctly and with ease.

Interested in learning more about how to select the right panic hardware for your upcoming project? We would love to hear from you. Give us a call so we can talk it through.


Are you ready to order panic hardware for your project? Everything you need to know about parts, accessories, and order information can be found in our catalog.

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