Note: Attach the wire to the magnetic contact and secure the magnetic contact before running the wire to the enclosure.
I was invited to the installation of a Detex EAX-3500 exit alarm onto a side exterior door of a building within a large facility.
The low voltage hard-wired Detex EAX-3500 Exit Alarm is designed for applications that require a wall mounted unit. The EAX-3500 is equipped with microprocessor based electronics, timed bypass, auto-rearm, tamper resistant metal enclosure and a patented mortise cylinder cam receiving assembly. The microprocessor based electronics have customizable settings that can be field-selectable to suit your needs. The cam assembly automatically adjusts for varying lengths mortise cylinder. The mortise cylinder must be equipped with a standard Yale cam to operate the mechanism. The mortise cylinder provides the reset function.
The wall-mounted exit alarm is powered using a 24 VAC transformer that charges the battery included with the exit alarm. Normally, this type of exit alarm provides a greater number of available options including the ability to monitor adjacent doors. The Detex EAX-3500 is designed so that the magnetic contact switch can be located up to 50 feet from the enclosure. This capability can help protect against tampering. In addition, a tamper switch is activated when the cover is opened without first disarming the unit.
The Detex EAX-3500 metal enclosure is approximately eight inches wide by eight inches tall by four inches deep, whose door is secured with a cam lock. To simplify operation, the by-pass instructions are printed onto the front and inside of the exit alarm.
Two screw slots and two screw holes can be used to mount the exit alarm. The EAX-3500 comes with eight mounting screws; four self-drilling and four sheet metal, and four plastic anchors for drywall installations.
NOTE: When mounting the exit alarm onto drywall, drill the anchor holes using 3/16” diameter drill bit. This way there is more material to secure the anchor to the drywall.
The timed bypass feature permits the exit alarm to be temporarily bypassed for a period of minutes, but never disarmed. The door can be opened and left open for a pre-set period of time. To activate the bypass, the tamper switch post must be pulled out to the activation position.
The surface-mounted EAX-3500 timed bypass can be set for five, 10, 20 or 40 minutes. The surface-mounted light bar indicates the time remaining.
Once the bypass feature is set, if the door is left open beyond the programmed time, the alarm will sound and must be reset using the key. If the door closes, prior to the bypass time expiring, the exit alarm will automatically re-arm, sounding the alarm if the door is opened without first disarming the unit.
This exit alarm is equipped with a Piezo horn alarm that produces approximately 100dB when an unauthorized individual opens the alarmed door. A 100dB alarm produces sound that can be heard from 60 feet in an ambient condition.
The EAX-3500 Exit Alarm comes with a peel & stick door sign. Because of company restrictions, the exit signs would be removed and company personnel would install the new door sign at a later date.
The Detex EAX-3500 Exit Alarms have a three-year warranty.
Detex Corporation has been manufacturing exit control security products for more than 40 years. For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Detex Corporation, 302 Detex Drive , New Braunfels , TX 78130 . Telephone: 830-629-2900. Fax: 830-620-6711. Web site: www.detex.com.
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