Panic bars are a safety and security feature that can be added to gates when the fence is directly attached to a building and is enclosing the building’s exit. Panic bars are often mounted on doors but are increasingly being applied to gates. They are used on walk/man/pedestrian gates that also double as fire or emergency exits. Panic bars can be installed to have access to both sides of the gate with handle on the opposite side.
Because panic bars are required in certain areas by fire codes, high security areas often opt to have them for complete security from outside intruders. These secured areas will also typically elect to use panic bars with alarms and card readers for additional security.