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What is Panic Hardware?

January 11th, 2024 | 1 min. read

Isabel Leckie

Isabel Leckie

Isabel is a Marketing Specialist at DGA.

Panic hardware is a type of locking hardware designed to allow immediate exit at all times and is a crucial component of building safety. Its primary purpose is to provide a quick and efficient means of escape during emergency situations. Unlike traditional locking mechanisms, panic hardware allows individuals to exit a building swiftly without the need for any lever or knob rotations. The simplicity and reliability of panic hardware make it an indispensable part of any building's safety infrastructure.

Typically installed on the perimeter doors of a building, panic hardware ensures that anyone inside can easily find an exit route in case of a fire, natural disaster, or any other emergency. It is placed in designated means of egress routes, such as stairwells or corridors, to guarantee maximum accessibility for all occupants.

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