Don’t panic

Hardware specialist, VBH, has added anti-panic emergency exit and panic hardware to its greenteQ range of products.

Manufactured in Italy, which is said to be well known for its expertise in this sector, the range consists of panic bolts and panic latches in cross-arm and push-pad versions, and is available from VBH stock in white and silver finishes. Touch bars, mortice and electric devices, and other finishes, are all available on a special order basis.

Panic latches are available as either single-point or 3-point versions.

VBH marketing manager, Gary Gleeson, said: “All anti-panic bolts and latches are tested, certified and CE marked to the relevant BS EN1125 or 179 standards.

“Anti-panic is available for single and double PVC-U, aluminium and timber doors and there is the option of fitting an outside access device where controlled access from outside the building is required.”

greenteQ anti-panic devices are reversible, cutting down on a fabricator’s stock holding and eliminating handing errors.

Gary added: “So many fabricators now use greenteQ products on their standard doors. The addition of anti-panic to the range now enables them to gear up their emergency exit doors using hardware from an established industry brand that they trust. They know that the door will open freely if it is ever called into use in an emergency.”