Hospitals, schools, military, commercial and retail facilities often require openings that need increased monitoring, extra protection against theft or vandalism, or unique safety and notification solutions. For these applications, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, Carmel, Ind., has brought together a suite of Von Duprin products that provide high-security exit devices and indicators.

“There are many openings that require elevated security based on the people, property and equipment that they protect,” said Joseph Vaida, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies portfolio marketing manager for mechanical.“For areas such as the data center of an office building, the back entrance to a commercial retail store and specialized areas of a hospital, Von Duprin offers a suite of high-security solutions to meet their unique needs.”

For instance, when greater security is required, facility managers can select the Von Duprin 98/99XP exit device available in a rim configuration featuring a two-piece latch that is 90 degrees to the strike pad, which delivers more than 2,000 lb. of static load resistance. 

If the facility needs to temporarily prevent individuals from exiting a facility while still meeting fire/life safety needs, the Chexit® by Von Duprin is available on 98/99 Series exit devices to provide a delayed egress solution with options to fit the unique needs of a specific facility. This device meets NFPA 101 “Special Locking Arrangement” and has an optional cylinder dogging(latch remains retracted so that the door swings freely) for increased security.

Although exit devices are commonly dogged open during the normal operating hours of a facility, they need to be secured after-hours. With a dogging indicator light, which can be seen beyond 50 ft. from the exit device, this visual indication helps reduce the time needed to conduct inspections.

Whether new construction or a maintenance upgrade, schools can implement a Von Duprin classroom security option with visual status indication. With the visual lock/unlock indicator and 180-deg. thumb-turn rotation, a teacher or administrator can easily see if exit devices are secured and locked.

More information about the high-security suite of Von Duprin door hardware is available at www.securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com. Click Products/Exit Devices/Solutions.