Exit Devices

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  • BHMA Exit Hardware Standards Make Buildings Safer

    Door hardware on emergency exits must meet Underwriters Laboratories UL 305 rating for panic hardware in addition to BHMA’s rating. Since getting occupants out of a building in an emergency saves lives, the testing for these devices is rigorous, with...

    Article • September 3rd, 2013

  • Problem Solver: New New Door Hardware Products Designed With The Locksmith In Mind

    With a highly configurable product design, locksmiths could evolve openings with retrograde kits. For example, wouldn’t it be nice to convert an existing exit device with electronic latching to quiet latch retraction where sound reduction is important?

    Article • July 1st, 2013

  • Von Duprin “Locked/Unlocked” Indicator

    ISC West Booth 20031 The Von Duprin visual status indicator option for exit devices provides at-a-glance verification of the locked/unlocked status of the door. Indicators for the Von Duprin 98/99 Series Rim exit devices are similar to those offered on...

    Product • June 5th, 2013

  • Schlage “Locked/Unlocked” Visual Status Indicator

    Available only from Schlage, a new visual status indicator option for L-Series locks provides at-a-glance verification of the locked/unlocked status of door. As a result, teachers and others can easily identify if the door is locked and quickly secure the...

    Product • June 4th, 2013

  • Electrifying Exit Devices With the Command Access Electrified Latch Pullback

    Kits provide a cost-effective way to convert a mechanical exit device to an electrified exit device by simply replacing the mechanical baseplate with the provided Command Access modified EL baseplate. This eliminates the need to ship your device for...

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • Von Duprin Compiles “Harsh Environment” Suite of Door Hardware

    Door Hardware Products Designed To Function Well In Extreme Environments Like Water, Salt or High Winds

    News • March 19th, 2013

  • Networx by Trilogy

    Alarm Lock’s Trilogy Networx Access Locks can provide schools, hospitals, and business campuses, global lock-down and unlock commands, activated from the PC/server or from any one of the Networx Locks -- in under 10 seconds. In threatening...

    Product • February 12th, 2013

  • Detex Advantex® Exit Hardware Available In Economical Aluminum Option

    Detex 628 Exit device installs easily and is available with a full range of trims.

    News • October 11th, 2012

  • Exit Device Basics

    Exit devices are known by different names including the crash bar, panic bar, panic device, panic hardware, fire exit bolt, push bar and cross bar.

    Article • October 2nd, 2012

  • Electric Latch Retraction Secures Pair of Doors

    The customer wanted to re-use existing door hardware, while adding a new card reader connected to an existing access control system. An electric latch retraction upgrade for the exit bars was a key component of the plan.

    Article • October 2nd, 2012

  • IR Clarifies Two Confusing Commercial Building Codes

    Updated ICC and NFPA codes for stairwell re-entry and elevator lobbies may require upgrades

    News • September 26th, 2012

  • Detex Concealed Vertical Rod Exit Devices Provide Higher Level of Security

    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.

    News • March 6th, 2012

  • Code Requirements for Electromagnetic Locks

    The newer IBC section, Electromagnetically Locked Egress Doors, allows a door-mounted release device.

    Article • February 2nd, 2012

  • Locks & Exit Device - Storefront Hardware Catalog

    Kaba Ilco Corp.'s new  Locks & Exit Device - Storefront Hardware catalog is available now. The Ilco line of locks, exit devices and accessories offers installers quality, competitively priced storefront door hardware solutions. Printed catalogs are...

    Product • January 23rd, 2012

  • Medium Stile Panic Device

    The Marks USA M9900 series exit device provides extreme durability for high impact applications such as schools, universities and other institutional or commercial buildings. The heavy-duty cast chassis provides superior durability, while the smooth...

    Product • October 5th, 2011

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