Detex Concealed Vertical Rod Exit Devices Provide Higher Level of Security

New Braunfels, Texas – Detex Corporation has introduced a new concealed vertical rod exit device that ensures latching on closing – a significant advance that evolved with the input of facility managers and security personnel. 

“Architects and designers have always preferred that rods and latches be hidden, but maintenance people said the mechanism was a challenge,” said Ken Kuehler, national accounts manager for Detex Corporation.  “Security could be compromised during downtime, and that was happening too often.”

Generally, deadlocking latches must be held retracted to allow the door to close and re-latch.  While the door is open, some devices use only one step to hold back the latch – not enough to activate the latch hold-back. But now all Detex CVR devices use a unique six-step latch hold-back method that keeps the latch retracted while the door is open, regardless of whether the pushpad is pressed lightly or hard. The latch will always engage when the door closes, and performance is much more reliable.

Detex Concealed Vertical Rod panic and fire exit hardware is made for heavy use applications, but is also designed to look good on the job.  Enhancing the architectural aesthetics of any decor, it fits a variety of doors, including narrow stile aluminum or hollow metal doors without mullions, wooden double doors, and wide stile aluminum doors without a mullion. 

“Our new CVR hardware is a design innovation that offers major advantages in operational security and ease of maintenance,” said Kuehler.

A USA company, Detex designs, manufactures, markets and ships products around the world from New Braunfels, Texas.  To learn more about the new CVR device, visit