Access Control Request to Exit (RTE) Tutorial

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 13, 2019

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

free image banner

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

*** ****** ********** *****, especially ***** **** ********, 'Request ** ****', ** 'RTE' ******* *** ******** to ******** *********** ***** to ********* **** ******.

free image banner

****** ** ******* ***** key *** *******:

  • *** ****** *** *******: REX *** **** *******
  • *** **** ******* **** Crucial *** **********
  • **** ****** *** **** Pressure **** *** ***** Devices
  • ***** ***** **** ********* RTE ***
  • *** **** ***** *** Not ***, *** *** They ******** *** ****

[***************]

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

**** ****** ***** **** to ****** *** ***** egress. ****/****** ***** ******* it, **** ***** **** groups ******* (************* ******** *****) and **** (******** **** Protection ***********)****** **** ********* ** most******** ***********. ** *** ***** section, ** ****** ******** codes *******.

Exit *******

*** '***** ****', *** ** ******** on ***** ***** ******** and '**** ****' ***** so **** *** ******** when *** **** ****** is ********* ** ******* the **** ** ****** for *** ******.

********* **** *********** ** required ** ****, ***** in ** *** ******* named '******************* ****** ****** *****' (*** ****: ****.*.*.*; *** 2012 *** ****: ****.*.*.*). ** *******, *********** ****** *, *, E, *-*, *-*, *-*, M, *-* ** *-*, ********* **** *** electromagnetic (********) ***** ** egress ***** ******** **** exit ******* must **** * *****-** *** ****** that releases the electromagnetic lock.

**** ** ******** ** using ** **** ****** with ** ********** ****** operated ** *** *** is *******. * ****** mounted ****** ** ***** connected ** *** ******* and **** ***** *** a **** ****, ** external ****** ******* ******* the ******* *** *** exit ******.

*******, *** *** ****** locks **** *** ** order ** ********* ******, which ** *** *** code ************ ******* ********. ******* locks*** ******* ***, *** ****, are ******** ******* *** latchbolts, ******* ***** ***** are ********* ************ ********** or ***** ********* ** door ******* **** *******. Free ****** ** ********** regardless ** *** ******* security ***** ** ********, and ** *********** ***** hardware ********* ****** **** requirements.

**** ****, *** ******* and ******** *** ******* access ******* ** ********* an ***** ** **** ambiguous '****** ****' ****** since ** ***** ****** sensors *** ****** ***** leaving **** *** ****** side ** *** ****.

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

**** *** ** ********, there *** ******* ***** of ******* **** *** be **** ** **** code.

*****, ***** **** **** require **** **** *** type ** *** *** opening ***** ** **************. In *** ******* *****, we ****** **** ***** type ** ****** ** sensor:

  • *** *** (***** ****** 'REX' *******, *** '******* ******')
  • **** *******

** **** ******* ******* uncommon ***** ** *** for ******, *********:

  • ******** ****
  • *** ********** *******
  • **** ***** ***** (**** are *** ***** ***, but **** *** **** way)

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

******** **** ** '****** sensors' ** ********* ***** systems, '******* ********' *** detectors *** **** ******* above ***** ** ****** those *********** ** *** exiting.

**** *********, ***** ** maglocks ** ******* **** no ***** ************, ** the '** ******* ***** or *******' **** *********** of *** **** ** satisfied.

***** *** *** *** be **** *** *** purposes, ********* *** **** are ***** **** * detection ***** ******* ** the **** *********** ** front ** * **** rather **** *** ***** area **** ** ********* detection. *** **** ** integrator ********* '********' ***, see ******** *******-**-**** (***) *************.

*******, **** ***/**** *** used, ********** *** ******* should **** ** *********, due ** *** **** of ****** ***** *********** obscuring *** ****** ** a ****. ********** ******* form ** ***, ********* pushbuttons, ****** *** * 'manual' ******** ****** *** PIR ***********.

***** ***/**** ** *** without ******** *****, ******. If * ****** ** mounted ***********, ** *** actually ***** ******** ** the ***** **** ** an *******, *** **** can ** '*******' ** unlock ******** ******* * simple ***** ** ********* slid ***** * ****.  For **** ******* ** that ****, *** *** "***** ****?" ******. ********** *** maintainers ****** ************ ***** REX/PIRs *** ****** ******** an ********* ****** *** course ** ***.

*** **** ********* ***** in ***** ******* $** and $** *** (********* the *** '*********' ********* by *********** ** *********** *******-**-**** (***) ************* 2018**********), ******* ****** *** models ******* ~$** *** or ****** *** ** specified ************-***** *****, **** ********** ******* to ******** ***** ***** potential ** ********* ***** with**** ******** ********** *** irregular ********.

Push *******

********* ** ****, ***** buttons **** *** **** purposes:

  • ********* **** *********/***** *** a ***** ********, ***** 30 *******
  • ** ******* ******* ** 'Press ** ****' ** a **** **** *******, and ** ****** ****/ illuminated

***** ***** ******* *** used ************ ********* ***** to ******** ** ***** hardware. ***** ******* ********* feature * ********** ** pneumatic ***** ** **** power ******* *********** *** a ***** ******** *********** of ****** *********** ** locks **********.

**** ************ ** *** always ****** *** *****, size, *****, ** ****** of *** ******, *** often ******* *** ******* on *** ****** *** the ******/******** **** *** door ** **** ** hung.

** **** *******-******** *******, the **** ** ****** clearly ******* '***** ** EXIT' ***** ****, *** local **** ********** *** non-English ******* *** ******* an ***********/*********** ******** ** used.  ** **** *****, local ***** *** ******* bilingual ****** ****. *** local **** ********* ** AHJ **** **** ***** direction ** ***** ******** should ** **** ** exceptions *****.

*** ****** ******** ** RTE *********** ** ********* accomplished ** ****** ** two *******:

  • ********: **** **** ** ****** features * ***-******* ** battery ******* ********** ***** timer **** ******* * configured ****** ******* ****** restoring ***** ** *****.
  • *********: ***** ****** ******* a ******* *** ** air-powered ****** **** ******** at * **** ********. The *** ******* ******* no ******* ***** ****** or *** ****** *** function, *** ********* *** configurable *** *** **** periods ** *** ******** versions.

** ***** ** ******* the ********* *************** ** code, *** *********** ***** rely ** ** ******** timer ** ***** ******* in * ** '******** closed' ***** ******* ******* of ***** * **** controller's ******** ***** ********.  Models **** ** ******** relay *** ******* ** the ***** *****:

** ***** ** ***** type ** ***; ******** buttons *** **** ****** and **** ********* **** pneumatic *****. *******, **** AHJs *** ***** **** exceptions ****** ******** **** as *********** ***** ** malfunction, ***** ********* ***** are ****** ** **** reliable.  *******, ******* **** preference ** *** ******* by ****, ****** **** can ********* ** ****.

******** **** ******* ***** in ***** ******* $** and $** ****, **** Pneumatics ********* ******* ****, in *** ***** ** $20 - $**.

Pressure ****

* **** ****** *** device ** * ******** pad, ********* * *** placed ** ***** ** an ******* **** ** designed ** ***** ***** to ***** **** * human ****** ******** **** it.

***** **** *** ********* composed ** * ***** rubberized, **** ****** *** that ***** ********** ******* when ****** ******* *** top ******* ** *** lower *******. 

Pressure Pad Lock Releases

* ******** ** *** pads ** **** **** can ******** ****** * nuisance ** ****** ** simply **** ** ***** of * ****, * problem ********* ******** ** installing **** ***** ******* or ********. *******, ***** installing **** ***** *** floor ***** **** **** being ****** ** ************* becoming **** *****, ** also ******* ******** *********** and ***************.

** ********, ***** ******** pads *** ******** *** can **** **** ***** of ***** ***, **** are *********, **** ******** sized **** ******* **** than $*** *** * single ****.

****** *** **** ** used ** ** **** where **** ******* ** PIRs *** *** *********, such ** '***** *****' or********* *****, ******** **** *** not ******** **** ** RTE.

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

** ***** ** ******** install *** ************* ** egress ***, **** ****** devices ******* ****** ****** REX ** *******-********* ********.

* ****** ******* ** where * ******* ******** a ***-********** *** ******* to ********* ******* **** triggered:

******* ******* ** * door ********** ******** **** a ******* *** **** automatically ******** *** ******* relay ** ******** *** connected ****:

***** ** ********** ****** can **** ***** ***** in ************, **** *** invariably **** **** *** if *** *** ******/****** breaks, ** *** ****** the ******** ** *** door ** ***** ******** or ******* *******.

Fire ***** *****

***** *** *********** ** RTE ******, ** * facility *** * **** alarm ** **** ********* be ********** ** **** lock ***** **** *** fire ***** ** ******.

**** ******** *** ****** control ******* ******* ******** to *** ** *** fire *****, *** **** require ***** ** ********** maglock ******** ** *** fire *****.

** ** ********* ** fire ***** ********** *** RTE ********, ******* **** should ** ********* ** function ** *** **** way.

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

*** **** *** ************ is ******** ** ******* 'model' *****, *** ***** in ******** ********. *** major ******** ** ****** control *** ****** *****:

  • ***: '**** **********' (****: 1010.1.9; ****, ****: ****.*.*; 2006, ****: ****.*.*)
  • ***: '****** ******* ** Electrically ****** ****** *****' (2015: ****.*.*.*; ****: ****.*.*.*; 2009: ****.*.*.*; ****, ****: 1008.1.3.4)
  • ***: '******************* ****** ****** Doors' (****: ****.*.*.*; ****: 1008.1.9.9; ****: ****.*.*.*)
  • **** ***: '************ ********** Egress *****' (****, ****: 7.2.1.5.6; ****: *.*.*.*.*)
  • **** ***: '********* *******' (2015, ****: *.*.*.*.**-**; ****, 2006, ****: *.*.*.*.* -*.*.*.*.**)
  • **** ***: '****** ********** Egress *****' (*.*.*.*.*)

*** ****** ** ***** model *****, *** ***: **** ****** ****, ***, and *** ***** *** Standards.

[**** ****, ********** ********* in ****, *** ******* in ****.]

Comments (3)

***** *******!! *** **** I **** ****. ** fight **** **** ***** on * ******* ***** and ************* ***** * significant ****** ** ********. The ******** ** *** local ***** ********** *** in ********* *** *** agencies **** ** ** do ********. **** **** done ** * ********** franchised *******.

* ** ******* ** the ******* *** ******** product *** ********** **** violate *** ****.

** ***** **** **** ahj's ** *** **************** of *** ********** ******* power **** ** * magnetic **** ** **** it **** **** *** power **** ** *** building. **** ***'* ** not ****** ***** -** power ** *** ****** system *****.

**** ********, ***** ****. Thanks *** ******** *** with **** ****** ** King. ********* **** ******* correctly **** *** ***** AHJ **** **** ** much **** *** **-****** headaches, ***** *****.

 

******* *** *******. *** is *** **** ********** by ********* *** ** is **** ** ******* to ********* *** ** is ** *********. *********, they ***** ** ** and **** *******. ****** challenging ** ******* *** it ** ********* ******* getting *** *********. 

Read this IPVM report for free.

This article is part of IPVM's 6,298 reports, 840 tests and is only available to members. To get a one-time preview of our work, enter your work email to access the full article.

Already a member? Login here | Join now

Related Reports

Delayed Egress Access Control Tutorial on Feb 04, 2020
Delayed Egress marks one of the few times locking people into a building is legal. With so much of access control driven by life safety codes, and...
Multipoint Door Lock Tutorial on Jan 23, 2020
Despite widespread use, locked doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and thousands can be misspent on locks that leave doors quite...
Propped Doors Access Control Tutorial on Jan 07, 2020
Doors should keep 'bad guys' out, but a common access control problem is people propping doors open, preventing them from being secure. Even...
The Access Control Codes Guide: IBC, NFPA 72, 80 & 101 on Nov 07, 2019
For access, there is one basic maxim: Life safety above all else. But how do you know if all applicable codes are being followed? While the...
Lock Status Monitoring Tutorial on Oct 28, 2019
Just because access doors are closed does not mean they are locked. Unless access systems are using lock status monitoring, the doors and areas...
Fail Safe vs. Fail Secure Tutorial on Oct 02, 2019
Few terms carry greater importance in access control than 'fail safe' and 'fail secure'. Access control professionals must know how these...
Maglocks Usage Statistics 2019 on Jul 01, 2019
Maglocks divide access control specifiers perhaps more than any other component. Many are concerned about life safety codes, but others cite...
Maglock Selection Guide on May 16, 2019
One of the most misunderstood yet valuable pieces of electrified hardware is the maglock. Few locks are stronger, but myths and confusion surround...
Door Closers Access Control Tutorial on May 02, 2019
Door Closers have an important job: automatically shut doors when they are opened, because an open door cannot control access. In this note, we...
Door Operators Access Control Tutorial on Apr 17, 2019
Doors equipped with door operators, specialty devices that automate opening and closing, tend to be quite complex. The mechanisms needed to...

Most Recent Industry Reports

LIVE NOW "Fever Camera" Show on Jun 02, 2020
IPVM is excited for the world's first "Fever Camera" show, to be held today Tuesday, June 2nd and Wednesday the 3rd from 11am to 4pm EDT, giving...
Smart Entry Systems Presents Cloud Multi-Tenant Access Control on Jun 02, 2020
Smart Entry Systems presented Cloud Multi-Tenant Access Control at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video...
Genetec Drops Support for Dahua and Hikvision on Jun 01, 2020
Genetec has dropped support for Dahua and Hikvision, citing US blacklisting and ONVIF conformance blockage, the company informed partners in an...
Dotty "Hot Or Not" Elevated Body Temperature App Tested on Jun 01, 2020
What if you could take an existing phone or tablet and transform it into "fever camera"? That is what DottyAR is doing with their strangely named...
Optris "Fever Screening Systems" Examined on Jun 01, 2020
German manufacturer Optris has been building temperature measuring instruments for industrial manufacturing for over 15 years, and thermal cameras...
Fever Camera Sales From Integrators Surveyed on Jun 01, 2020
Fever cameras are the hottest trend in video surveillance currently but how much are integrators selling them? 220 integrators answered the...
Proxy Presents Mobile Credentials For BLE Devices and Access on May 29, 2020
Proxy presented Mobile Credentials For BLE Devices and Access at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video...
ISC West 2020 Moves To The Basement on May 29, 2020
The twice cancelled/postponed show will now not only be held in a different month (October) but on a different floor, moving down to the...
Integrators Avoiding Coronavirus Air Travel on May 29, 2020
IPVM asked integrators if air travel is part of their 2020 plans to see how significantly Coronavirus will impact future...
Viakoo Presents Cyber Hygiene for Cameras on May 28, 2020
Viakoo presented its 'Cyber Hygiene' and 'Service Assurance' products at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A...