Newsbriefs, March 2013

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Kaba Ilco Introduces Cloneable Key Head, Less Battery

Kaba Ilco Corp. introduces the EH3LB cloneable head, less battery for the Ilco® modular cloning program. The EH3LB will replace two of the current modular key heads (EH3 and EH3P) for owners of the RW4 Plus, Ilco® EZ-Clone Plus or *Plus Box.

Features include:

  • No battery
  • One head for both TI and Philips encrypted applications
  • Fits all existing Ilco® modular blades

A software update is required to utilize the EH3LB head. This software is FREE to the registered owners of the above mentioned cloning devices. Those who have registered their equipment will automatically receive the update.

Owners who have not registered their cloning devices should contact the Kaba Ilco Corp. Technical Services Team or register online at, under Products, Product Registration. Once registration is complete, owners may contact the Technical Services Team (Phone 800-334-1381 option 1, e-mail: to obtain information on the Free Software.

Be prepared to provide: Company Name, Contact Name,  Address, Valid e-mail address and Serial Number (this update is for RW4 Plus, Ilco EZ®-Clone Plus, Plus Box only).

*For owners of an RW4 or Ilco® EZ-Clone, a Plus Box is required to utilize this head.


IR Constructs “High Security” Door Hardware Suite

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 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,” emphasizes 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 pounds 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 feet from the exit device, this visual indication helps reduce the time needed to conduct inspections.

In schools, classrooms need to be immediately secured for the safety of teachers and students in the event of an emergency.  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 degree thumbturn rotation, a teacher or administrator can easily see if exit devices are secured and locked.

More Info: Click Products/Exit Devices/Solutions.


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