Securitech announced the official launch of its much-anticipated Auto-Bolt Max Exit Device Series (ABM). This expands the applications for its award-winning ABM line.
The ABM Exit Device Series is designed for doors that require panic exit hardware, with critical infrastructure and retail industries requiring better levels of protection from forced entry and severe weather events. Although these are different threats, a renewed concern for resilient multipoint locking for facilities looms large for both.
Critical infrastructure always has prioritized facility protection, but world events and an increase in severe weather activities have renewed interest in ensuring the fortification of facilities against man-made and natural onslaughts, particularly for remote or stand-alone facilities. Similarly, retail stores now have more demand for more-effective barriers to forced entry.
“We recognize our end users are facing new and growing threats as time goes on, and that’s why we are consistently innovating our locking solutions to protect from any assault, whether man-made or natural,” says Mark Berger, chief product officer and president of Securitech. “Our goal is to provide peace of mind to our customers so that they can rest assured their facilities are secured. And ensuring 100% code compliance remains baked into every Securitech solution.”
The ABM Exit Device Series projects steel deadbolts, unlike traditional latching exit devices. These proven forced-entry protection measures are available in concealed models and surface-applied models for retrofit applications.
With up to five locking points (three separate locking locations on the lock edge and up to two customizable locking points on the hinge edge), maximum protection against break-ins is provided each and every time the door closes. Saw-resistant, free-spinning locking stainless steel deadbolts project a full inch into the door frame and header, fastening the door to the frame much like a bank vault door. All Securitech exit devices contain additional forced-entry and state-of-the-art vandal-resistant features.
To meet life-safety and single-motion exit requirements, a simple push of the interior touchbar retracts all bolts simultaneously, which allows for free egress. ABM also meets today’s security signaling requirements by providing optional request to exit, bolt position, door position and other signals.
The ABM Exit Device Series is compatible with keying systems and can be integrated with access control systems for electric entry to meet the demands of any facility. Other customizable features include local alarms, alarm signals, vertical or horizontal locking bolt locations, and unique bolt hold-back options to meet operational demands.
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