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Jan 31 2016

Types of Panic Hardware (video)

Category: Panic Hardware,VideosLori @ 11:53 pm Comments (2)

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be enough to know about panic hardware for another whiteboard animation video…here’s one that talks about the different types of panics available and why you might choose one over another.

I’m on my way to our Carmel, Indiana office today, so please be patient if you’re looking for me!

The rest of our whiteboard animation videos can be found on the Allegion Training page, or on the Videos page of

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2 Responses to “Types of Panic Hardware (video)”

  1. Cda says:

    So if a pin fires on a door,

    You probably do not want to be around that door,,,

    But will the door still open, if all hardware is functioning??

    • Lori says:

      Hi Charles –

      The pin does not fire until it reaches approximately 450 degrees in the area near the bottom of the door. I have documentation from UL and other sources in case you ever want to see it, but when that temperature has been reached, the area is much to hot for anyone to be alive and using that door for egress. If you look at a door that has been tested in a fire, the hardware is no longer functional – even without the pin.

      – Lori

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