Allegion Emergency Lockdown Exit Device Examined

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 23, 2021, 09:02am EDT (Info+)

While lockdown has become an important feature in securing areas against active assailants, adapting it for exit devices has been a problem that often requires opening the door first to lock it.

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However, Allegion's Von Duprin released a retrofit kit that kills exit device power from the inside.

We examine this offering in this note, including feedback from Allegion to IPVM's questions.

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*** ** *** ****** ** ***** codes ** **** ********* ********** **** local **** ****** *** ********* ** lockdown *********.

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********'* **** ***** ** *** *** Duprin *** ** $***, *** ****** prices ** ~$*** *** ******** *********** dealer *********.

Manual ******** ************

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