Panic bar on a public building door made of matt polished stainless steel with green polyamide handle tube

Security at the escape door

Panic bar

Panic bar according to DIN EN 1125


The safety of people is the focus of planning and equipping buildings. Securing escape and rescue routes is of particular importance here. Reliable and permanently functioning hardware solutions for escape doors must allow for quick escape in an emergency. To this end, the emergency exits shall be capable of being opened by means of a handle without the user having to exert considerable effort and without prior knowledge of the operation of the panic bolt. HEWI panic bars can be operated intuitively with minimum effort and thus meet the requirements of DIN EN 1125 for panic locks.

Double glass door equipped with two stainless steel panic bars with green polyamide handle tube

escape door

Two senses principle

Vision decreases significantly with age and thus represents a disability for broad sections of the population. In order for people with poor eyesight to find their way around buildings, information must be presented in high contrast and according to the two-sense principle. With the panic bar, operation is conveyed via two senses: the doubled handle area made of coloured polyamide visualises the handling and can also be sensed by touch. The door opens when pressure is applied against the horizontal operating rod. By marking the optimum pressure point according to the two-sense principle, the panic bar meets the requirements of DIN 18040 for barrier-free construction.

Panic bar glow

Guide in the dark

The photoluminescent elements of the panic bar glow show the way out even in the dark. Special pigments store the ambient light so that they glow in the dark. The panic bar glow works without power supply and increases safety and orientation on escape and rescue routes due to its fluorescent elements.


Telescopic panic bar

The telescopic (710 - 1580 mm) nature of the panic bar makes it particularly easy to fit it precisely. This allows the panic bar to be easily adapted to the desired mounting width. Learn more about this in the video.


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Panic bar according to DIN EN 1125

To meet the requirements of DIN EN 1125, the panic bar may only be used with locks that have been tested and certified together. HEWI panic bars are approved with numerous lock manufacturers (Assa Abloy, BKS, BMH, Fuhr, GEZE, Grundmann, KFV, MSL, DOM and Wilka).

Further information

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