Exit Device Trims
Access from the exterior:
Panic exit bars are designed the same in which you will always have a manual exit from the building, that choice is easy. However it is not as easy to decide if and how to allow access from the exterior.
Depending on the purpose of the door you may decide to not have any door trim on the outside. If the door is not a heavily used exterior door you may use a crash bar with cylinder lock access and put a dummy pull handle on the outside. This would result in key access only and automatic locking as soon as the key is removed from the door. If the door is heavily used outside trim such as knob or lever handles can be used. In this case the handle would be locked or unlocked and general access can be allowed. Lastly for higher security properties that must allow general access electronic access can be paired with all of the surface mount panic exit bars. This has nearly unlimited variations of access possibilities.