Access Control Request to Exit (RTE) Tutorial

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 19, 2021, 01:13pm EDT (Info+)

For access-controlled doors, especially those with maglocks, 'Request to Exit', or 'RTE' devices are required to override electrified locks to guarantee free egress.

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Inside we examine these key RTE factors:

  • The Common RTE Devices: REX and Push Buttons
  • Why Exit Devices Have Crucial RTE Importance
  • Less Common RTE like Pressure Pads and Combo Devices
  • Which Codes Cite Mandatory RTE Use
  • Why Fire Pulls Are Not RTE, But Why They Function The Same

Life ****** ** ****

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Exit *******

*** '***** ****', *** ** ******** ** ***** using ******** *** '**** ****' ***** so **** *** ******** **** *** exit ****** ** ********* ** ******* the **** ** ****** *** *** reason.

********* **** *********** ** ******** ** code, ***** ** ** *** ******* named '******************* ****** ****** *****' (*** ****: ****.*.*.*; *** **** *** 2009: ****.*.*.*). ** *******, *********** ****** *, *, *, *-*, I-2, *-*, *, *-* ** *-*, ********* **** *** *************** (********) locks ** ****** ***** ******** **** exit *******must **** * *****-** *** ****** that releases the electromagnetic lock.

**** ** ******** ** ***** ** exit ****** **** ** ********** ****** operated ** *** *** ** *******. A ****** ******* ****** ** ***** connected ** *** ******* *** **** power *** * **** **** ** external ****** ******* ******* *** ******* and *** **** ******.

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*******, *** *** ****** ***** **** RTE ** ***** ** ********* ******, which ** *** *** **** ************ targets ********. ******* *************** ***, *** ****, *** ******** strikes *** ***** *****, ******* ***** types *** ********* ************ ********** ** latch ********* ** **** ******* **** devices. **** ****** ** ********** ********** of *** ******* ******** ***** ** hardware, *** ** *********** ***** ******** satisfies ****** **** ************.

**** ****, *** ******* *** ******** may ******* ****** ******* ** ********* an ***** ** **** ********* '****** door' ****** ***** ** ***** ****** sensors *** ****** ***** ******* **** the ****** **** ** *** ****.

Common ***** ** *** *******

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** **** ******* ******* ******** ***** of *** *** ******, *********:

  • ******** ****
  • *** ********** *******
  • **** ***** ***** (**** *** *** truly ***, *** **** *** **** way)

Motion ******* (***) ****

******** **** ** '****** *******' ** intrusion ***** *******, '******* ********' *** detectors *** **** ******* ***** ***** to ****** ***** *********** ** *** exiting.

**** *********, ***** ** ******** ** dropped **** ** ***** ************, ** the '** ******* ***** ** ******** code *********** ** *** **** ** satisfied.

***** *** *** *** ** **** for *** ********, ********* *** **** are ***** **** * ********* ***** limited ** *** **** *********** ** front ** * **** ****** **** the ***** **** **** ** ********* detection. *** **** ** ********** ********* 'favorite' ***, *********** *******-**-**** (***) *************.

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*******, **** ***/**** *** ****, ********** RTE ******* ****** **** ** *********, due ** *** **** ** ****** smoke *********** ********* *** ****** ** a ****. ********** ******* **** ** RTE, ********* ***********, ****** *** * 'manual' ******** ****** *** *** ***********.

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*** **** ********* ***** ** ***** between $** *** $** *** (********* the *** '*********' ********* ** *********** in *********** *******-**-**** (***) ***********************), *******, ******-*** ****** ******* ~$** USD ** ****** *** ** ********* for*********-***** *****, **** ********** ******* ** ******** false ***** ********* ** ********* ***** with**** ******** ********** *** ********* ********.

Push *******

********* ** ****, ***** ******* **** two **** ********:

  • ********* **** *********/***** *** * ***** duration, ***** ** *******
  • ** ******* ******* ** '***** ** Exit' ** * **** **** *******, and ** ****** ****/ ***********

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  • *********: ***** ******* ******* * ******* and ** ***-******* ****** **** ******** at * **** ********. *** *** buttons ******* ** ******* ***** ****** or *** ****** *** ******** *** generally *** ************ *** *** **** periods ** *** ******** ********.

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******** **** ******* ***** ** ***** between $** *** $** ****, **** Pneumatics ********* ******* ****, ** *** range ** $** - $**.

Pressure ****

* **** ****** *** ****** ** a ******** ***, ********* * *** placed ** ***** ** ** ******* that ** ******** ** ***** ***** to ***** **** * ***** ****** directly **** **.

***** **** *** ********* ******** ** a ***** **********, ****-****** *** **** makes ********** ******* **** ****** ******* the *** ******* ** *** ***** surface.

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** ********, ***** ******** **** *** reliable *** *** **** **** ***** of ***** ***, **** *** *********, with ********-***** **** ******* **** **** $500 *** * ****** ****.

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Devices ******* ********** **** ***

** ***** ** ******** ******* *** configuration ** ****** ***, **** ****** devices ******* ****** ****** *** ** factory-installed ********.

* ****** ******* ** ***** * maglock ******** * ***-********** *** ******* to ********* ******* **** *********:

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******* ******* ** * **** ********** equipped **** * ******* *** **** automatically ******** *** ******* ***** ** release *** ********* ****:

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***** ** ********** ****** *** **** labor ***** ** ************, ** *** invariably **** **** *** ** *** RTE ******/****** ******, ** *** ****** the ******** ** *** **** **** being ******** ** ******* *******.

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Fire ***** *****

***** *** *********** ** *** ******, if * ******** *** * **** alarm ** **** ********* ** ********** to **** **** ***** **** *** fire ***** ** ******.

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Code ***** *** ***

*** ************ *** ******** ** ******* 'model' *****, *** ***** ** ******** sections. *** ***** ******** ** ****** control *** ****** *****:

  • ***: '**** **********' (****: ****.*.*; ****, 2009: ****.*.*; ****, ****: ****.*.*)
  • ***: '****** ******* ** ************ ****** Egress *****' (****: ****.*.*.*; ****: ****.*.*.*; 2009: ****.*.*.*; ****, ****: ****.*.*.*)
  • ***: '******************* ****** ****** *****' (****: 1010.1.9.9; ****: ****.*.*.*; ****: ****.*.*.*)
  • **** ***: '************ ********** ****** *****' (2015, ****: *.*.*.*.*; ****: *.*.*.*.*)
  • **** ***: '********* *******' (****, ****: 7.2.1.5.10-12; ****, ****, ****: *.*.*.*.* -*.*.*.*.**)
  • **** ***: '****** ********** ****** *****' (7.2.1.6.2)

*** ****** ** ***** ***** *****, see ***:**** ****** ****, ***, *** *** Codes *** *********.

[**** ****, ********** ********* ** ****, was ******* ** ****.]

Comments (10)

*** ***** ** **** ** **** NFPA ***: '****** ********** ****** *****' (7.2.1.6.2) ******** * '****** ******* ******'. This ***** *** *********** ** *** a ********** ** ********* ********, *** an ******** ***. ******** **** *** be **** ** ****, *** **** are *********, ** ******** ** *** manual. **** ********** *** ***** ***** that ***** ***** ******** *********.

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******* **** *******, *********** *******, *****. Thank ***.

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******, ***** *** **** * ***** of ** ** ***** ******* ** exit ******* *** ** *** ********. Some ******* **** * ***** ********** button *****. ** **** ****** ********* or **** ** ******* *** ***** AHJ?

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*** ****** ****** ***** ** **** is ******** ** ******* *** ************ of **** ***: '****** ********** ****** Doors' (*.*.*.*.*). **** ** **** **** local ***'* ****** ** ***********. *** 'no *****' ******* ******* * ****** button ** *** **** **** *********** without **, *** ****** *** ** used **** ********.

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** **** **** ****** ****** *** may **** ****** *** **** ** the ***. ********** ********* ******* $*** to $***. ********** ******* **** ******* run **** $** ** $***.

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* ****** ****** *** ************* ** maglocks *** *** ** * ********, besides *********** *** ******** ********, ** had ** ****** * ******** ****** to **** *** *** *** ******* at *** *** ***** ** ***** would **** ** **** ******* *** once ******** *** *** ****, ***** unlock *** ****, ****!

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*********** *** ** ** **** *** did *** ***** *** ***** *** RTE ** ** ******* ****** * lockdown? * ***** *** **** ** being ** *****.

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"* ****** ****** *** ************* ** maglocks *** *** ** * ********, besides *********** *** ******** ********, ** had ** ****** * ******** ****** to **** *** *** *** ******* at *** *** ***** ** ***** would **** ** **** ******* *** once ******** *** *** ****, ***** unlock *** ****, ****!"

** *** **** *** ****. *** was *** **** ** ***** ** until ** ******** *** ***** *** additional ********** ***. **** ********* ** egress ******* *****, ********** ****** *** mag *******, ** **** ** ********* the **** ******* *****/**** *****. **** satisfied *** *** *** ********** *** nuisance *****. ****, ** **** ********, we **** ******* **** ** ** active ******* ** **** *** ******* in *** ********, *** **** ***** we ****** ** ** ******* *** from ******, ** **** ** *** employees. ** **** **** ***** ** example ** * **** ****** *** building ********* * *** ** ********, but *** ******* * **** ** no *** ********** *** **** *******; people ***** ****** ** ** **** to ****** ***** ******** *** ****** be ******* (************ ********** *** * different *****). **** **** ******* ** the **** ** *** ******** *** number ** ******* *****. *** ********** rte ********* **** *********** ***** ***** able ** ******* ******* ** *** but ***'* *** ***/***** **********.

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***** ***** **** ****** ******* ******* have * ******* ****** ** ****** per ****, **** ** *** *********** wiring *** ********** ******** ***/ *** buttons ** ****** *** * ****** door ** *** *** *****?

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*** ************** *** **** ************ ** some **** ** ********* ** **** buttons ** ****** **** *** ******** side ** **** *****. *** ******* wire ** **** ***.

** *** *** **** * ******* if ******, *** ******* **** *** breaks ***** *******.

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