Ensure that your property meets safety and building codes with the right panic device.
Have you ever heard that you shouldn’t yell “fire” in a crowded theater? While the scenario feels like an old cliché, there is some truth behind the logic of not inciting a panic response in a crowd. When people panic, many parts of the brain cease to work so that more concentration can be focused on the areas of survival. This means that tasks you would think you know how to complete may be forgotten in a state of panic. For example, many people forget how to dial 9-1-1 in times of an emergency! It is for this reason that fire codes and other building regulations insist upon the installation of a panic device on exit doors and other key areas of a building.
A panic device can come in many different variations, including panic bars, crash bars or other devices that are designed for safe exits. With panic devices, the locking mechanisms can be fixed so that the doors are easy to push or pull open, especially in case of emergencies. With a panic device on the necessary doors of your Charlotte, North Carolina property, you’ll be able to meet the safety requirements of building codes as well as ensure the safety of those within your property during an emergency situation.
At Eastway Lock & Key, Inc., we can outfit your Charlotte area property with the panic devices that you would need to ensure safety in exiting. With our experience, quality products, and knowledgeable staff, you can feel confident in the panic device that we install in your property. For questions about panic device types, sizes or brands, give us a call today!