A Rim Panic Device is surfaced mounted to the door's face where the latch protrudes from the device rather than the edge of the door.
In Rim Exit Devices, a deadlatch prevents the latch from being forcibly retracted from the exterior.
Rim exit devices can be equipped with
This can be as simple as a Pull Plate with a Rim Cylinder
or a lever with a special function such as classroom,
or even a non-locking passage function.
For Rim Panic Devices, the strike plate is mounted on the door frame, a mullion for double doors,
or the inactive door for double doors without a center mullion.
It is the most common type of exit device since it is the easiest to install, especially on existing single doors.