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Solving exit hardware issues at local daycare in Hamilton. Hamilton locksmith on the scene.

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Solving exit hardware issues at local daycare in Hamilton.  Hamilton locksmith on the scene.
Customer at a day care centre had a panic bar that would pinch people as they opened the door. Pop-A-Lock came out and installed a LSDA panic bar that has a tapered bar to prevent arms from being pinched.  Panic bars (as they are known) or "exit hardware" are installed on doors to facilitate simple egress (the action or direct means of leaving a place).
 
It should be stated, there is a difference between Fire Exit Hardware and Panic Hardware and the proper application is determined by local building codes:
 
Fire Exit Hardware is an exit device that has been tested for "panic" and "fire" conditions.  Fire exit hardware is be only used on labeled fire doors.  Since fire doors require positive latching (they must close each time and remain latched), the hardware will not have a featured called mechanical dogging (you cannot override the door latching feature).
 
Panic Hardware is an exit device used for easy and simple exiting from a building or office.  The occupants simply push down on the bar to exit the location.  In this particular case, young children were getting their small hands pinched in the previous hardware.