Detex Corp. introduced an exclusive advancement in exit devices. Designed for applications such as health-care facilities, where security is a high priority for protection of patients and employees, the patented Detex Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device integrates both functions for more efficient operation. The device has no external magnets, electric strikes or electric trims. Everything is contained in the rim device, so there are fewer components to install, and fewer to malfunction. Operation is simple:  for authorized personnel, the latch retraction operates with the access control system, bypassing delayed egress to allow exit and entry without sounding the alarm. But unauthorized entry triggers a 100dB alarm and keeps the door locked for 15 seconds, allowing time for staff to respond. A fire alarm input provides life safety override for immediate exit during a fire emergency. The smooth pushpad doesn’t snag on clothing or equipment. “Detex is the first and only manufacturer with this combination of functions in one device,” said Ken Kuehler at Detex Corp. “It’s a very practical solution for health care or law enforcement or airport facilities because it streamlines the entry/exit process.  And it’s built to stand up to heavy use and abuse in high-traffic areas.”

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