Selecting the proper exit device can play a role in the safety of the occupants of a building.
Building codes are designed to protect those who occupy and use structures, and they vary depending on the load and occupancy type of the structure. Certain codes exist to help those within a building exit safely in the event of an emergency, such as the code that requires commercial buildings of certain sizes and occupancies to include exit devices on the doors. An exit device is a type of hardware for an opening to a building, allowing someone inside the structure to get out of a door safely when needed.
Exit devices are also called panic hardware, fire exit hardware, panic bars, push bars, and crossbars. The various names refer to different styles of exit devices available, and the type you choose for your building will depend on the requirements in your area and for your style of building, as well as what you want to provide to protect those within the structure. Selecting the proper exit device can play a role in the safety of the occupants of a building.
Here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, our team at Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. offers a range of exit device options for commercial clients. We work with building owners, property managers, and other commercial professionals to offer high-quality hardware, including touch bars, crossbars, and integral exit devices. If you have questions about the different types of exit device options available or would like to request additional information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re proud to the be the top source for doors and hardware in the Myrtle Beach area.
At Eastway Lock & Key, Inc., we install exit devices in Charlotte, Concord, Indian Trail, Huntersville, Mount Holly, Marvin, Rock Hill, and Waxhaw, North Carolina, as well as Myrtle Beach, Fort Mill, Surfside Beach, Garden City, Little River, Conway, Murrell’s Inlet, and Pawleys Island, South Carolina.