It doesn't matter what the question is, the answer is never, under any circumstances, "install a maglock." :)
In all seriousness, the answer is a rim panic. Electrify one side if youre looking for card access.
you should use an electrified exit device/panic.
you could use connector of sort at the top of the mullion but they get ripped out when some one forgets they have to disconnect the strike from the the frame. creating more hassle and work.
IPVMU Certified | 06/17/16 08:58pm
where does a person put the card reader, I have always preferred a mullion mount. But it would seem strange to put it on the hinge side. My other option is a jbox in the wall on the hinge side???
IPVMU Certified | 06/20/16 03:20pm
Yikes. This is the hottest discussion about removable mullions ever. I like it.
Guess I got carried away then since I am so into removable mullions. Next time I'll keep to point and make sure all my numbers are correct and all of my i's are dotted properly. I'll take everything back and just reply like this:
"If it is in your budget and want to do it properly install a good quality electrified panic device from Von Duprin or other similar manufacturer. It will be the most costly option but it will be more reliable in the long term and will be easier to operate if you will be removing the mullion often. However, if it is removed only once in awhile you can save yourself a lot of money in the hardware and installation costs by simply installing a surface mounted electric strike on the mullion itself. If you take care in removing the disconnect wiring then you should have years of trouble free operation and save yourself some money in the process. As part of a large job we were instructed by the contractor to install electric strikes in place of electrified panic devices and they have been working very well ever since."
There is nothing wrong with using an electric strike on a mullion other than it will be destroyed if its used for shipping and receiving. If not and it is just for general use (people only) then a strike on the mullion is fine, especially if you know you wont ever take the mullion down.
it is "preferred" to use a "crash bar/ panic bar" to meet the single action egress laws for ADA. but this can be done with a strike and lock set (along with a few more components) sometimes cheaper. and their will be issues if the mullion or any of the pieces get out of alignment.
and that Brian Rhodes guy being all inflammatory with that comment about heated mullions.........