Request to Exit Tutorial

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 26, 2013

Locks are not always the most important pieces of door hardware. For access controlled doors, especially those with maglocks, 'Request to Exit', or 'RTE' devices are required to override electrified locks to guarantee free egress. In this note, we examine the codes requiring these releases, identify where they are used, and the common types of hardware that meet the codes.

Life Safety is King

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