*PANIC HARDWARE DEVICES* (Push Bars, crash bars)
We repair and replace panic hardware devices and outside trim/hardware that operates with panic hardware devices. Panic hardware devices are the pushbars that are on outswinging doors that you push to open a door. Certain building codes require these on doors iin order to get an Occupancy Permit. Codes vary from State to State, and town to town. Not only that, but it will vary according to each given circumstance. If in question, call to have the Building Inspector from that town/city come in to clarify what you need. Codes change from year to year, and some times even during the course of the year, and it is the Building Inspector's job to stop up-to-date on these codes. He/she has access to any updates.
There are different grades, therefore prices, on panic hardware devices as well as locks in general. We have been in business for over 47 years, therefore have seen over the years how certain locks/ panic hardware devices stand up, or don't, and can recommend to you which lock/ panic device to install on your door and what to expect from it. Use our experience to your advantage. The owner (Paul) of Seacoast Lock & Safe has the final say on what our locksmiths install, so when there is any question on any particular job, Paul is consulted by our locksmith from the job-site to be sure the right lock/ panic device is installed on any given job. Paul's over 28 years as a locksmith and owner of Seacoast Lock & Safe is utilized and taken advantage of on each and every job.
Rest assured, Seacoast Lock & Safe does NOT install cheap hardware of any kind on any doors. With all of our experience we know what locks don't last and stand up to the test of time. We've seen where Contractors and Builders, and even Architects, have installed and even Spec'ed out (Specifications) certain brands and types of locks/ panic hardware etc., that we know for a fact won't stand up and will mal-function well before the end-user will want or expect it to. We are the ones, and have been the ones for the past 47+years, that get the call to repair and/or replace this hardware once it's outside the standard 1-Year Warranty that the builder/contractor offers on its work. They are NOT the ones that get the call to repair/replace this hardware, since it's outside the Warranty and the customer knows at that point that it was inferior hardware that lasted a lot of the time just outside of the 1-Year Warranty. We are the ones that will be able to tell you which locks stand up and which ones don't. We sometimes get a bit paranoid thinking that a customer isn't using us for our services, to just find out that our locks are still doing what they're suppose to be doing: protecting their property and belongings by standing up to being used over time.