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Mar 09 2011

Panic Fail

Category: Panic Hardware,VideosLori @ 10:24 pm Comments (8)

I tend to notice hardware on TV and movies (just ask my family!), but this video is probably the best (worst) example I’ve seen of doors gone bad for the sake of TV production.  It was sent in by Eyal Bedrik of Entry Systems Ltd. in Israel.  The commercial is in Hebrew but the panic fail transcends the language barrier.  Watch closely and stick with it for the whole 66 seconds.

Thanks Eyal!

8 Responses to “Panic Fail”

  1. Rachel Smith says:

    Ok, now that was really funny. Just like they have doctor consultants on TV medical shows, they need you to be the door and hardware consultant on any TV show or ad you want to work on…. maybe a new career for when you retire!

    • Lori says:

      Great idea! I’ve been wondering how I was going to supplement my retirement income. I have quite a few more years to think about it unless Hollywood calls.

  2. Jess says:

    Hello Lori, I noticed the goof, I’m sure your suppose to PUSH not PULL to exit a door with a panic bar(one motion exit). it would be terrible if there was a fire and people were all crushed up against the doors (thinking to push) when it seems with those it appears you have to push the touchpad and pull at same time. just a hazard waiting to happen if this was a true real installation (unless it was changed after the commercial and anyone noticing it other then you).


  3. Joseph Vaida says:

    Just watched this with a few folks in Carmel… HILARIOUS

  4. NANCY BAILEY says:

    Oops, using an exit device as a door pull, great!! That is like the scene in “American President” where the door leading to the Oval Office has a 4 7/8 strike plate ON THE DOOR!!! Every time I see it, I drives me crazy!!

    • Lori says:

      I remember seeing a pair of doors on an old episode of Moonlighting, where Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd burst in through a pair of doors with panics that swung in (panics ended up on pull side). I must have seen it like 20 years ago but it stuck with me.

    • Martin B (aka lauxmyth) says:

      Here I sit on New Years Eve tossed aside from work early and I surf “I Dig Hardware”. Oh well.

      I have not seen this show but did a search for Oval Office doors and there is some serious hardware on some. Those with any detail are thick doors with serious commercial hardware. I pulled a floor plan and could not be certain I saw detail on all the doors into that room. FYI, detention hardware is often frame mounted and so the latch-bolts throw into the door. This could be what is shown. It is very resistant to forced entry attack and I can envision a door like this in the Whitehouse.

  5. Andy says:

    Haha, lovely. And panics swinging inwards – just reflects that in several other parts of the world, it might be possible that the clocks do tick a little different…. lol.

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