Exit Devices Tutorial

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 30, 2013

One of the most common locking devices is poorly understood. Exit Devices, also called 'Panic Bars' or 'Crash Bars' are required by safety codes the world over, and become integral parts of electronic access control systems.

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Comments (2)

A big issue with doors with vertical rods is the inrush power requirements and usually require a local power supply somewhere near the door.

I have used transfer hinges with solid wood doors, but we had the doors prepped for that before delivery. I have seen wood doors drilled in the field, but it requires a door professional with a special jig and long drill bit.

In addition to the transfer methods above, Von Duprin's power transfer and Adams Rite 4612 have been handy but require some door prep beforehand or field fitting.

Using this retrofit kit will eliminate your issues with having to use a special (and expensive) power supply and having to get an outlet close to the door. It uses a motor to quietly (and pretty quickly) draw the panic bar in and retract the latches with a 450ma max power draw. No more loud crashing whenever you swipe a card.

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