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Bad Hardware Spotted!

February 21, 2017 by · Comments Off on Bad Hardware Spotted! 

blog - bad door resized 2This panic hardware was found installed on a door in a large shop in Exeter: The evidence of the paintwork on this fire escape door shows it previously had a full width touch bar (for example the EXIDOR 402) with top and bottom locking that complies with BS EN 1125 regulations. However for some reason, this has been changed to a push pad that, while seemingly doing the same job, does not meet regulations for panic hardware in a public area.

If you need any information on the regulations regarding your fire escape doors, get in touch with our technical team! 

Exidor panic hardware for double uPVC fire escape doors

June 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on Exidor panic hardware for double uPVC fire escape doors 

It is drummed into us how secure uPVC doors are (in addition to their other merits) but unfortunately, where these doors are required to be fire escapes in for example schools, care homes or HMOs, this is a fallacy.  Unless the door was supplied with an integral panic hardware system by the uPVC door supplier, the super secure internal locking mechanism needs to be disabled when surface mounted panic hardware is fitted.  The EXIDOR 5 point locking 502-23 with horizontal pullman catches would give you the best security that can be achieved with Exidor panic hardware for double uPVC fire escape doors while meeting BS EN1125 on panic exit devices.

502AB-523B panic hardware for double uPVC doors

Exidor 306 panic hardware – for when that escape door absolutely has to lock behind you

May 27, 2014 by · Comments Off on Exidor 306 panic hardware – for when that escape door absolutely has to lock behind you 

exidor 306 panic latch mortice operator
The Exidor 306 is a panic hardware push pad actuator unit with a cylinder mortice night latch case that will lock behind you everytime you leave or enter the building through the fire escape.  Each time a user tries to enter they will need to use the key.  This is ideal for buildings where the users are not trusted to lock the door from behind, and this security feature can be augmented by fitting a door closer.  Supplied with or without a Euro profile cylinder.  A mortice plate is also supplied as standard.  The unit provides security on the outside with ease of escape from the inside in emergency situations.

It’s time to check your Panic Hardware!

April 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on It’s time to check your Panic Hardware! 

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It is important that all panic and emergency exit hardware devices are inspected and maintained properly to ensure safety is maintained when exiting a building in any situation.  Once the device is fitted regular maintenance is recommended.
Weekly:
• Make sure the Exit Device functions correctly
• Any fixings that have worked loose should be re-secured
• Any damaged components should be replaced
• Ensure there are no obstructions which prevent the panic unit from functioning correctly
Every three months:
• Check for wear, any visible worn components should be replaced

Luckily, if you have British-made EXIDOR panic hardware, all replacement parts can be bought as spares and are held in stock by Doorstuff.

Latch a surface mounted panic latch to a double rebated door – use a box keep

March 14, 2014 by · Comments Off on Latch a surface mounted panic latch to a double rebated door – use a box keep 

300-box-keepThis handy little keep is mounted to the edge of the first opening leaf of a fire escape door or crash door and provides a keeper for the surface (rim) mounted panic latch bolt in the case of a double rebated door.  The EXIDOR 300 box keep (shown above) is supplied as standard with the EXIDOR 296-4 panic hardware kits, the BRITON 378 DDS box keep is supplied as standard with the BRITON 376-8 panic hardware kits, and both can be bought individually as a spare part.

An outside access device which re-locks itself on closure of the fire escape door

January 13, 2014 by · Comments Off on An outside access device which re-locks itself on closure of the fire escape door 

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The EXIDOR CL1 outside access device is a code entry lock which automatically locks when the door latches shut with the compatible EXIDOR panic hardware unit (296, 297, 501 etc).  The CL2 has the optional setting of “passage function” which suspends the automatic re-locking, permitting the handle to be used freely without the code.  The CL2 can be set back to code locked only.

Briton Exit Hardware

February 20, 2013 by · Comments Off on Briton Exit Hardware 

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Briton have a comprehensive and versatile range of exit hardware that combines the functional needs of safety and security with aesthetic lines.  Briton exit hardware is the ideal choice for all panic and emergency applications including hospitals, schools, hotels, transport hubs, retail and commercial offices. The Briton 1438 (pictured) is a surface mounted rim latch for single and double door fire exit applications. Simply depressing the pad provides safe and speedy exit in the event of an emergency, whilst maintaining security against intrusion. An adaptor for using a rim cylinder for outside access is supplied as standard. We hold good stock levels of Briton Exit Hardware available for immediate dispatch.

Our local club has an external opening emergency exit door which is fitted with an Exidor panic bar on the inside. Externally there is no way of opening the door and due to the door opening to an external smoking area we would like to fit some sort of hardware whereby the external handle can be disabled for security, but enabled while the property is occupied. This needs to be locked at night. What can we use?

March 14, 2012 by · Comments Off on Our local club has an external opening emergency exit door which is fitted with an Exidor panic bar on the inside. Externally there is no way of opening the door and due to the door opening to an external smoking area we would like to fit some sort of hardware whereby the external handle can be disabled for security, but enabled while the property is occupied. This needs to be locked at night. What can we use? 

We would suggest a door closer, such as the Geze TS2000, used in combination with an outside access device, such as the Exidor 322EC lockable door handle which will be freely usable during club opening hours, then locked at night.
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Is it possible to buy spare parts for a Exidor 200 series push bar?

February 16, 2012 by · Comments Off on Is it possible to buy spare parts for a Exidor 200 series push bar? 

Yes, spare parts are a relatively inexpensive way to extend the life of panic hardware.  You can view Exidor panic hardware spare parts, optional extras and keeps on our website here.
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What are the dimensions of the Exidor 297 push pad?

January 11, 2012 by · Comments Off on What are the dimensions of the Exidor 297 push pad? 

The Exidor 297 is 159mm tall x 55mm wide x 80mm projecting.  You can see dimensioned diagrams, plus loads of other info on the pdf at this link (pdf’s towards the bottom of the page).
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