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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 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.

Briton Exit Hardware

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



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.

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).

What products can be used under the EN 179 standard?

December 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on What products can be used under the EN 179 standard? 

EN 179 covers panic hardware Push Pads and Lever Handle devices, which can be used in areas were members of the public do not have access, such as workplace offices or factories. The standard allows these types of products to be used in areas were users will be familiar with the means of escape and how to operate the device.