Nationwide Industries Offers New Gate Latch to Replace Panic Bars

Nationwide Industries introduces the first-ever PanicLatch™ which is designed exclusively for gates. Until now, building professionals were required to specify and install a much more expensive and complex panic bar designed for doors. As many contractors will tell you, the installation gap tolerance, and flexibility on a gate & post is much different than a door & frame.

The self-locking Keystone® PanicLatch™ from Nationwide Industries features an innovative design that allows for easy adjustment of the striker bar with a screwdriver. This gives contractors the flexibility to adjust the striker bar to accommodate varying width gaps between the gate and fence post. There is also tolerance to help deal with movement of gates over time. All hardware is easily mounted to the fencepost and gate using screws.

The Keystone® PanicLatch™ is manufactured from an all-weather, glass-filled nylon that is designed to withstand the most rugged commercial and residential applications. The latch includes a 6-pin keyed lock on the outside with a large egress button on the inside. While it is important to check with your local building officer, this product was designed to meet stringent egress codes and specifications.

About Nationwide Industries

Nationwide Industries offers innovative hardware solutions for Fence and Railing Professionals. We design and manufacture quality hardware and components for the building materials industry. We are the leading industry resource with over 2,000 SKUs comprised of steel, aluminum, stainless steel, glass-filled nylon, die castings, for simple components or high tech solutions. As an industry leader, we provide the best possible balance of value, service and innovation. From our Ultra-Tec Cable railing to our unrivaled safety latches we have a solution for you. For more information, call 813-988-2628 or visit us on the Web at