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Commercial Locksmith Services - Panic Devices

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Panic Devices

We service and repair all major commercial lock brands for any lock, even if we don't sell it we can fix it or replace it. Capitol Locksmith offers fast, reliable, and experienced locksmith services for Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Emergency Panic Devices

The panic lock is designed to save lives, it is also known as; panic bar, a crash bar, or a panic device. This form of commercial lock is used to provide quick unlocking of a door in an emergency situation. The lock is designed for compliance with local and federal laws.

When panic locks are used on emergency exits, it is a spring-loaded metal bar fixed horizontally on the inside of the door. It performs by activating a mechanism that unlocks the door when the lever is pressed releasing the lock. This allows the door to push outward for escape purposes.

A classified panic mechanism must meet these requirements:

  • Release easily when pressure is applied to the push bar. It must easily open in the direction of exit travel
  • Have a push bar with a pressure of 15 pounds or less for easy use
  • Cover at least half of the width of the door, making it easy to use in emergency situations

Meeting Codes and Requirements

According to the International Building Code Requirements (IBC), panic locks for emergency doors are required in three different situations:

  • In assembly situations where the occupant load is greater than 50 people
  • In educational situations where the occupant load is greater than 50 people
  • In high-hazard occupancies, no matter how many people

These requirements are only in place on doors that have a lock/latch system. If it’s merely push/pull hardware without a locking mechanism, these rules don’t apply.

Call for a free quote on the installation of commercial panic locks. (301) 213-5353

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Some locations, commercial buildings are required to follow the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) safety code, requirements are panic hardware to be in place in four separate situations:

  1. In assembly situations with more than 100 people
  2. In educational situations with more than 100 people
  3. In daycare situations with more than 100 people
  4. In high-hazard situations with more than 5 people

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Frequently asked questions

We have answered some question here that are frequently asked, if you have other questions please contact us.

No, not all locks can be picked. Many new locks have special security. Some residential and commercial locks are high-security and pick resistant.

Yes, but only if all of the locks are made by the same manufacturer or have the same type keyway.

Rekeying a lock requires changing the pins inside the lock so any copies of your old key will no longer work. You keep your present locks, but rekeying saves you time and money!

Having all your locks for your house and garage the same you eliminate having to fumble around with all of the keys on your key ring to find the one that fits a particular lock. This eliminates the hassles and you simply use one key.

Capitol Locksmith accepts all major credit cards, as well as cash and checks.

Capitol Locksmith services the following areas: Montgomery & Prince George's Counties, MD, Northern Virginia & Washington, D.C. These Montgomery County communities: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Maryland
Prince George's County communities: Berwyn Heights 20740, Bladensburg 20710, Bowie 20715 – 20721, Brentwood 20715; 20721, Capitol Heights 20743; 20790; 20791; 20799, Cheverly 20781; 20784; 20785, College Park 20740 – 20742, Colmar Manor 20722, Cottage City 20722, District Heights 20747; 20753, Eagle Harbor 20608, Edmonston 20781, Fairmount Heights 20743, Forest Heights 20745, Glenarden 20706; 20774, Greenbelt 20768; 20770; 20771, Hyattsville 20781-20785; 20787; 20788, Landover Hills 20784, Laurel 20707 - 20709; 20723 – 20726, Morningside 20746, Mount Rainier 20712, New Carrollton 20784, North Brentwood 20722, Riverdale Park 20737; 20738, Seat Pleasant 20743, University Park 20782, Upper Marlboro 20772

Yes, Capitol Locksmith can key lock sets together.

The answer depends on the particular lock. With over 80 years in and our Technicians have first-hand experience installing and repairing residential and commercial locks, we can tell if a lock is capable of being fixed or if the lock will need to be replaced altogether.

On average it takes about 30 minutes but this depends on the type of lock and if there are any modifications that need to be done.

We recommend Schlage’s High-Security Primus deadbolt lock as the best option to secure your home or business. Capitol Locksmith is an authroized dealer for Mul-T-Locks some of the best lock made in the industry.