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What is an Electrified Panic Bar?

What is an Electrified Panic Bar?

When it comes to securing your commercial building, panic bars are an essential component. A panic bar is a horizontal bar that is fixed to the inside of a door, which, when pressed, unlocks the door and allows it to be opened quickly and easily. Panic bars are typically used in emergency exit doors and are designed to provide a safe and fast exit in case of an emergency.

An electrified panic bar is a panic bar that has been modified to include an electrical connection. This connection enables the panic bar to interact with other electrical systems in the building, such as the access control system or the fire alarm system.

How Does an Electrified Panic Bar Work?

When the panic bar is pressed, the electrical connection triggers the locking mechanism, releasing the latch and allowing the door to open. The electrical connection also sends a signal to the access control system or the fire alarm system, alerting them that the door has been opened.

Electrified panic bars can be customized to meet the specific needs of your building. For example, you may choose to have a delay on the panic bar, which means that the door will not unlock immediately after the bar is pressed. This can be useful in situations where you want to restrict access to certain areas of the building or prevent unauthorized exits.

Benefits of an Electrified Panic Bar

There are several benefits to using an electrified panic bar in your commercial building:

  • Increased Security: An electrified panic bar can be integrated with your building's access control system, allowing you to control who has access to the building and when. This helps to prevent unauthorized entry and enhances the overall security of the building.
  • Improved Safety: In an emergency situation, an electrified panic bar can help to facilitate a safe and fast exit from the building. This is particularly important in buildings that are frequented by large numbers of people, such as hospitals, schools, and shopping centers.
  • Customizable: Electrified panic bars can be customized to meet the specific needs of your building. This includes features such as delayed egress, which can help to prevent unauthorized exits and restrict access to certain areas of the building.
  • Compliance: Many building codes require the use of electrified panic bars in certain types of buildings, such as hospitals, schools, and theaters. By using an electrified panic bar, you can ensure that your building is compliant with all relevant codes and regulations.


An electrified panic bar is an essential component of any commercial building's security system. It provides an easy and safe way for people to exit the building in an emergency, while also offering increased security and customizable features to meet the specific needs of your building. At Automatic Door and Hardware, we offer a wide range of electrified panic bars to meet the needs of your commercial building. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you enhance the security and safety of your building.

Commercial door panic bars and exit device hardware are available at www.autodoorandhardware.com.
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