ASSA ABLOY Unveils Next Generation Exit Devices Designed for the Future

May 24, 2023

NEW HAVEN, Conn. –ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions.

The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening.

“Today’s modern facility requires solutions that address a broad range of complex and ever-evolving security concerns,” said Bill Grambo, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas. “The new PE80 and PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices address these requirements head-on with a robust set of features that exceed our hallmark levels of security and standards of excellence. Designed for the future, these devices will set new standards for the industry and I’m excited to introduce them to the market.

Engineered for an extended lifespan to withstand heavy usage and to reduce the need for frequent product replacements, the SARGENT and Corbin Russwin exit devices are designed with the next 20-30 years in mind.

These exit devices are built to resist abusive conditions and have sloped, flush surfaces to eliminate catch points and minimize damage related to impacts from carts. Plus, the reinforced mounting brackets ensure the end caps never fall off from excessive contact.  Users will find improved delayed egress functionality and enhanced motorized electric latch retraction, including electric latch retraction on FEMA-certified devices. And, they feature a 5 lb. pressure latch release option on all rim and concealed vertical rod models to comply with California building codes.

As for security, the devices provide ANSI/BHMA A156.3 Grade 1 certified strength with heavy-duty mounting construction for high-impact environments. They also offer a variety of features, including multiple indicators, push rail dogging and master keying with security key systems to enhance the overall user experience.

The devices’ versatile form factors and minimalist designs facilitate seamless integration to suit different environments and aesthetics. The models offer many decorative lever choices, as well as wide and narrow style trim escutcheons for use with all applications. There are also customizable, mixed-finish options as well as an option for special MicroShield or CuVerro Shield coatings to protect against germ transmission.

Finally, with sustainability and efficiency at the forefront of organizations’ interests, all models use post-consumer recycled materials and include EcoFlex® technology on all electrified trim to save 89% more energy than standard electrified exit devices.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions leads the development within door openings and products for access solutions and homes, businesses and institutions. Our offering includes doors, door and window hardware, mechanical and smart locks, access control and service.

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 52,000 employees and sales of 11.4 billion euros, with leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world. For more information,

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