Emergency Push Pads with Latches or Bolts (for Commercial Buildings)
Emergency push pads with latches and bolts are designed for applications where a final exit door is to be used only by trained personnel that have prior knowledge of the device and a panic situation is unlikely to occur. They are not suitable for use where members of the general public are likely to use the final exit door. For these applications a panic bar with bolts or latches would be required.
In non-public areas where occupants are familiar with the evacuation plan of a building and understand how to operate exit devices, emergency latches and bolts should be fitted. Our range includes products suitable for both single and double door applications.
Fitting emergency exit devices is fairly straight forward but should be carried out by a joiner or specialist fitter. Incorrectly installed devices can cause obstruction to opening doors and hinder the evacuation from a building.
Although the Redlam bolt unit is called a "panic bolt", it is actually only suitable for emergency applications (that is in buildings where everybody on site is aware of the exit arrangements and panic is not likely to break out). Like the Kingpin device, the bolt secures exit doors and with either the breaking of a tube (Redlam MKI) or the pull of a handle (Kingpin and Redlam MKII units) the lock bolt releases and the door can be opened for evacuation.