Detex Corp.

New Braunfels, TX 78130


About Detex Corp.

For more than a century, Detex has earned the trust of millions of property owners to secure and protect their people and property.

Product Summary

Detex offers a wide range of life safety and security door hardware products that are guaranteed to be the most durable, easiest to install, innovative, technologically advanced and architecturally beautiful products available on the market today.  From multipoint locks, to delayed egress to economical locks and alarms, Detex has been helping retailers and restaurants for decades.  Detex manufacturers’ a wide variety of security hardware designed to prevent shoplifters from using emergency exits as escape routes, thwart break-ins and stop dishonest employee’s from sneaking out a locked door.INTEGRATED DOOR SECURITY SYSTEMS
Detex provides everything you need for a customized, integrated door security system.  Easy to specify, easy to order, easy to use, easy to install, and easy to maintain, Detex EasyKits are field-proven, code-compliant and will meet all of your requirements for worry-free, safe and secure control of building entry and egress.  Detex has built specialized weatherized delayed egress systems for outdoor garden centers, and systems that automatically lock or unlock doors with the push of a button.  You might only need to add a strobe light to an alarm, or prevent a propped door, but regardless of your challenge, give us a call, we can provide several answers.SAFETY, SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
For more than a century, Detex has been the world leader in Guard Tour Verification products and systems.  Setting the standard with the widely used, reliable, and rugged mechanical watchclocks and continuing with the innovative GCS ProxiPen electronic guard tour verification systems, Detex is recognized worldwide as the leading solution provider.


302 Detex Dr.
New Braunfels, TX 78130

More Info on Detex Corp.

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From our newest innovations in life safety and security door hardware, integrated door security systems, and guard tour verification technologies to our original Watchman's clocks, Detex, a USA company, designs, manufactures, markets and ships our products from New Braunfels, TX, and is recognized as best-in-class life safety, security, and security assurance manufacturer, worldwide.

Products and Press Releases

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Fire prevention & exit hardware

Detex Indicator Exit Devices

Sept. 14, 2023
The indicator on the inside allows quick visual identification of the lockout status of the outside trim.
Door closers

Detex Enters into OEM Partnership with Ryobi

Jan. 26, 2023
Ryobi’s D4550 heavy-duty door closers now available through Detex.
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Detex Marks Passing of Gary Hackney

April 1, 2022
It’s with great sadness that Detex announces the passing of Gary Hackney at the age of 80. During his 31 years at Detex, Gary was a visible and significant contributor to the...
Edu Tailgate
Locks, emergency exit, electrical

Detex Electrified Lockdown System

March 1, 2022
Preventing entry by anyone who poses an immediate threat is a serious challenge. Locking down external doors quickly is essential during threatening situations. Manual lockdown...
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Door holder releases, electrical

Detex AO19 Series Low Energy Automatic Operators

June 12, 2018
Detex AO19 Series Low Energy Automatic Operators are economical, easy to install, heavy duty products for high use and high abuse applications. All AO19 Series Operators meet ...
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Door Hardware

Weatherized Electric Latch Retraction

Aug. 9, 2016
The Advantex Latch Retraction Exit device (ER) is now available in a weatherized option. Tested to meet UL 1034-34 Temperature Section 34, UL 1034-54 Dust Section 54, MIL-STD ...
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Alarms, exit

Detex EAX-3500 Door Alarm

July 4, 2016
The Detex EAX-3500 door alarm is designed for applications requiring a hardwired, timed bypass alarm with rechargeable backup battery. The 100-decibel alarm will sound when someone...
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Door Hardware

Detex Restricted Access System

Feb. 9, 2016
Detex puts dependable in restricted secure areas - at gym and dorm entrances, pharmacies, office buildings, and any other area where unauthorized entry must be controlled, and...
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Door Hardware

Detex ECL-230X-TDB

Aug. 29, 2014
ALOA Booth 408 The Detex ECL-230X-TDB is a maximum security, multi-point lock so big and strong that it stands up to assault by the bad guys. Its heavy-duty, three-bolt construction...
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Door Hardware

Advantex® Aluminum Option

Oct. 11, 2012
Detex Corporation now provides an aluminum exit device option for budget-conscious project planners. Part of the premium Advantex line, this aluminum (628) exit device fills the...

Articles & News

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Door Hardware

2023 Corporate Profile: Detex

Aug. 3, 2023
Detex Corporation traces its roots back to a predecessor company founded in 1878 by Abraham A. Newman. Originally focused on manufacturing and selling stationary watchclocks, ...
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Door openers, electrical

What You Need to Know When Installing a Door Operator

April 2, 2020
Door operators are divided into two categories: power-operated pedestrian doors and power-assist and low-energy power-assist doors.Their operation, features and installation guidelines...
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Door openers, mechanical

Automatic Door Operators: Opening Doors to Revenues

March 2, 2020
Options abound that will help locksmiths to make their clients’ entrances accessible to all.
Installing DynaLock circuit board

Delayed Egress: What, Where, Why And How?

July 1, 2013
Common applications include retailers wishing to reduce shoplifting and school and healthcare facilities needing to prevent children or patients from wandering out the door.
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Newsbriefs, April 2013

April 1, 2013
KeyWatcher® Manage Access at Luxury High-Rise Keeping residents and the facility safe and secure is a serious undertaking at the Promenade Condominium. For the past 17 years, ...
Centrally monitored door alarm

Augmenting Access Control With Exit Alarms

April 1, 2013
An alarm function can be part of an integrated solution such as an exit device, delayed egress, access control, or security alarm.
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Newsbriefs: Detex Outdoor Systems Keeps Patients Safe

Jan. 3, 2013
Detex Corporation provides a life safety and security hardware system designed specifically for healthcare facilities that have courtyards and gardens where patients or residents...
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Door Hardware

News Briefs Dec. 2012

Dec. 3, 2012
Detex Outdoor System Secures Garden Center For garden center gates, restaurant patios, lumberyards, or building doors that at times stand open, the Detex Outdoor Area System offers...
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Door Hardware

Exit Device Basics

Oct. 2, 2012
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.
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The Back Page, September 2012

Sept. 4, 2012
TWENTY YEARS AGO Our September, 1992 issue marked the beginning of a new era as Bill Reed retired from Locksmith Ledger. Padlocks were the theme of the September issue beginning...

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Back Page, May 2012

May 2, 2012
TWENTY YEARS AGO DiMark asked the question: "Should you expand into the high security auto market?" Harrison Electronic explained how to install an alarm system in your service...
Napco iBridge
Electronics & Access Control

News Briefs May 2012

April 4, 2012
Napco iBridge™ Wins SIA New Product Showcase Award Napco Security Technologies, Inc. iBridge™ Keypad/Touchscreen Tablet won the SIA 2012 New Product Showcase (NPS) Award at ISC...
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Battery Powered Door-Prop Alarm

Jan. 9, 2012
Detex Corporation's new EAX-300 Battery Powered Door-Propped Alarm sounds an alert when a secured door is propped open. It provides a low-cost security solution because it requires...
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Back Page, December 2011

Dec. 2, 2011
TWENTY YEARS AGO Key machines were featured in the December, 1991 Locksmith Ledger. Dimark International explained their line of Borkey key machines (now sold by MBA USA). Ilco...
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Door Hardware

Detex Weatherized 230X Multi-Point Hardware

Oct. 11, 2011
Detex Corporation is offering a weatherized version of its maximum-strength 230X multi-point hardware for back door security. The Detex 230X is both a panic device and a three...
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Detex ECL-230X

Aug. 15, 2011
Detex introduces a maximum security, multi-point lock with heavy-duty, three-bolt construction that takes panic hardware to a new level of toughness and eases security worries...
Rear door, exterior view
Door push & pull bars

Installing the Detex ECL-230X Series Exit Control Locks

Aug. 4, 2011
For many years exit control locks have been installed onto exit doors that have been designated for emergency use only. These include back doors in stores, markets, restaurants...
Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center

ALOA Exhibitor List

July 13, 2011
The following is an alphabetical listing of exhibitors at the 55th annual ALOA Convention & Security Expo at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN,...
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Locksmithing Etc. July 2011

July 1, 2011
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