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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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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It’s time to check your Panic Hardware!

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 … Continue reading

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

This 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.  … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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?

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?

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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Q: Choosing ironmongery for four final fire exit doors and frames which will experience heavy traffic, and need to be secure (would prefer not to have a panic bar), can you recommend a handle arrangement, perhaps with a thumblock on the inside, that would be suitable for these circumstances?

A: For the arrangement you describe we would suggest using escape sashlocks – these have euro cylinder thumb turn locks (i.e. you can have any kind of high security, master keyed, anti pick, anti bump etc euro profile cylinder) but … Continue reading

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