The standalone exit alarm was developed to enable immediate egress through an emergency exit or restricted door while providing a level of protection for the business. The protection provided by the exit alarm is notification; when the door is opened, an alarm sounds. A common application for a...
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The Detex EAX-2500 Exit Alarm is designed to be remotely mounted using magnetic switches to monitor the condition of door or doors. The Detex EAX-2500 can be surface mounted or flush mounted onto a double gang outlet box. The unit can be located up to 150 feet from the furthest door. The EAX-2500 can be used to monitor multiple doors.
Power options for the Detex EAX-2500 include a nine volt battery or 24VAC. When 24VAC powered, the nine volt battery becomes backup power during power loss. When AC powered, the visual and audible low battery warning can be disconnected.
The Detex EAX-2500 comes with a red dot box for surface mounting. To install the unit flush, the EAX-2500 can be mounted onto a recessed standard double gang electrical box.
To provide protection against tampering, the Detex EAX-2500 has a tamper switch that is operated by one of the four mounting screws. If the tamper switch contact beneath the one mounting screw is unscrewed with the unit armed, the alarm will sound, notifying that there is someone tampering with the unit.
The Detex EAX-2500 has remote bypass, Call Bell, and alarm relay contacts. The remote bypass enables the exit alarm to restrict egress as well as provide controlled access. To configure remote bypass, wire is run from a momentary switch to terminal block #3 (Open contact) and #4 (Common). Pressing the momentary switch closes the contact that disarms the alarm. The alarm arms automatically when the door closes. The call bell can be used to notify a person near the EAX-2500 that someone is requesting entry by pressing a momentary switch. The alarm relay contacts are normally open and closed in addition to a common. This permits the EAX-2500 to be wired into a fire alarm system.
The EAX-2500 Exit Alarms comes with a peel and stick door sign and a nine volt battery. The red and white pressure-sensitive sign reads “Emergency Exit/Alarm Will Sound.” The message is also available in Spanish and French.
The Detex EAX-500 and EAX-2500 Exit Alarms are designed to operate using a keyed mortise cylinder.
To arm the unit, insert and rotate the key counterclockwise until the green LED illuminates, and then remove the key. The red LED light will illuminate for 15 seconds during the arming sequence followed by three chirps indicating the alarm is armed. The time delay can be adjusted from 5 to 30 seconds to allow sufficient time to exit. When the exit alarm is armed, the red LED will blink approximately every 15 seconds.
To disarm the unit, insert and rotate the key clockwise until the green LED flashes twice, then remove the key. The green LED will flash twice periodically, indicating the unit is disarmed. When the exit alarm is disarmed, the green LED will blink approximately every 15 seconds. The key can be removed in the disarmed condition. By adding the optional key stop, the key can only be removed from the mortise cylinder in the armed position.
Battery life is approximately one year for standard operation. The battery warning indicates low battery condition once every 45 seconds by the siren beeping once and the red LED blinking once.
The Detex EAX-500 and EAX-2500 Exit Alarms are available with gray and black cases. They have a one-year warranty.
For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Detex Corporation, 302 Detex Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Telephone: 830-729-2900. Fax: 830-620-6711. Web site: www.detex.com.