Allegion Emergency Lockdown Exit Device Examined

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 23, 2021, 09:02am EDT

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.

NFPA *** ********** ****** ********

*** ************* *****, ***** ******* **** doors **** ** ***** lockable **** *** ****** of *** ****. *******, some ***** ** **** hardware (******** *******) ***** ******* ******* the **** ***** *** locking *** **** **** the **** ** *** door ***** ****** *********** is *******.

*** *******, ** **********, the****/****** **** *** ******* ******* ** ******* from *** ****** ** now ********:

Classroom **** ******* ** ******* ******** *****

*** ******* ***** ***** be ******* ** ***** engaged ******* ******* *** door.

**** ********** * *** in **** ****** *******, which *** **** ** secured ******* ********* ******* the **** ** ******* a ***.

Allegion's *** ***** *****

*** *** ******** * ******** ***********'* *** ********** ****** *****, ********* specified ** ****** ** large **********, *********, *** high ******** ************.

*** ************ ***** ***** gives ** ******** ** ESL ********* *** ********** and ******* *****:

**** *** ** *********, it '******' *** **** bar (******* ** ** manual *********), *** ******* the **** ********** ******** the **** *** ********.

Kills ***** ** ******* ********

*** ** *********** * power ****** ********* ****** that ***** ***** ** the ******** ***** ********** and ******* ** *** exit ****** **** *********.

*** *** *********/******* ** the ****, ******** ****** power *********** ******** **** reads *** ****** ***** handles **** *** ******* by ****** *** ****** unresponsive. *******, ******* *** control ** ***** ****** and ****** *** **** to **** ******** *** mechanical ***.

*** ***** ****** ******** an ********* ****** **** shows ******* *** ****** is ******** ******* ** turned-off ** '********' ****:

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*** **** ** *** code-compliant *********** *** *** of **** **** ** hardware, ******* ******* *** ****** Control ********.

Works ** ******** ***** ********** ****

*** ******'* ****** ******** the **** ****** **** be ******** **** ******** latch **********, ****** *** in ********'* *******.

**** ***** *** *** features **** *** **** on ******/********* *******, ********* them ** ** ******** with *** **** *****, another $*** - $*** expense, ** ** **.

*** *** *** ** compatible **** *** ******** Von ****** ***/***, *** 33A-F/35A-F, *** **/**, **-*/**-* devices.

Local *** ******** ***********

** ***** ******** ** the *** ******** ********* AHJ ************ *** ** they *** ********* *** concerns.

******** **** **** **** have *** ******** *** AHJ ********** ** ***, but *** ******* ***** recommends ***** *********:

*** ** *** ****** of ***** ***** ** also ********* ********** **** local **** ****** *** selection ** ******** *********.

*******

********'* **** ***** ** the *** ****** *** is $***, *** ****** prices ** ~$*** *** expected *********** ****** *********.

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

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*** ** *** * complex ********, *** * similar ******** *** ** pieced ******** *** ** common ****** **********. *** example, * ~$*** *** “lockdown” ****-****** ********* ** the **** ** *** door ********** **** ****** power **** *******.

*** ***** **** ** this ******** ********* *****, boxes, *** ******** ***** be $*** - $***, but ***** **** ******* several ***** ** ******* labor *** ******** ** ESL. ** ********, * manual ***** *********** ***** require ************ ** *** QEL ******** **** *** void *** ******'* ********.

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** *** **** ****** niche, ***** *** ******* manufacturers **** *** ********** used, *** **** ** not **** ** ****** lockdown ***** **** ***.

**** ******* ******* ***** on *** ******, *** these *** *** **** compliant *** ********* ** not **** **** *** door.

*** ****** ***** ****** from *** ******* **** require * ***** ********* to ******** ****. *** key ***** ***** ** the **** *****/ ********** the ****** ***** *** latch ********* (****** *** door ******** **** ****** side), ** ** *** lock *** *** **** which ******** *** ******** latch ********** ******. *******, using *** *** **** not '********' *** ******, as ** *** *********** violate ******** ***** ** locked. ******** *** **** usually ******** ***** * key ** **** *** door **** *** *******.

***** ********* *******:

*** ***** ******, * manual ********/ ***** ************ button ** ******.

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