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How not to install a back door crash bar

How not to install a back door crash bar

Notice that approximately at the level of the door handle, there are four holes, where a horizontal crash bar once secured the door. Presumably when East Coast Piano occupied this space, they removed that crash bar, and installed a smaller Detex alarm crash bar, similar to ones seen elsewhere in this gallery. The smaller crash bars have a red paddle that reads "Emergency Exit Only, Alarm Will Sound", that activates a small latch that opens and unlocks the door. Alternately a key can be used to deactivate the alarm to allow deliveries or trash disposal. However, going against accepted best practices to secure the premises, whoever installed this crash bar used Phillips head screws straight through the door to mount it. In other words, one could just unscrew these, and pull the door open. Sure, the alarm would sound, but what good is a local alarm if no one's around?

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