Health care staff find the practical Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction design well-suited to department routines – for example, controlling access to surgical suites from holding areas, or restricting entry to nursery areas or pharmacy facilities. They also appreciate the smooth pushpad, which doesn’t snag on clothing or equipment.
The Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction 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 and affect performance. 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.
“Detex is the first and only manufacturer with this combination of functions in one device,” said Ken Kuehler, Detex Corporation National Accounts Manager. “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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