Request to exit devices are used with access control systems
to allow passage through locked doors from the protected side of controlled entry
points. Request to exit buttons open the
electronic or magnetic locking devices without requiring the individual to
present credentials. In the United
States, fire codes require request to exit devices in access control
installations to ensure people don’t get
trapped in burning facilities. Request
to exit devices come in many varieties, but the purpose of all types and models
is the same.
The most common forms of request to exit buttons are
standard push buttons that are typically wall mounted on the protected side of
the door and motion detectors that are usually installed above the controlled
door. Other forms of request to exit
devices exist, such as emergency crash bars and glass break enclosures with button
releases, but experts know the
options and can recommend the ones that functionally and aesthetically work
best for each application. The important
thing to note is that some type or combination of types must be deployed in all
commercial access control installations to meet fire code. In fact, fire code in most areas requires two
request to exit devices for each controlled access door.
Request to exit devices typically work by breaking the power
to a normally powered device, such as a magnetic lock. The lock requires power to keep it
secure. For example, when someone
presents their credentials at the controlled door to request entry, the access
control panel validates the individual and sends a momentary break in the lock
power to release the door and allow entry.
Request to exit devices do the same thing; however, they do not
discriminate between requesting individuals.
In fact, the device is often wired through the lock power at the door so
that it will still cut lock power in the event the fire has disrupted
communications back to the access control panel.
At Discount Security Store, we understand how critical
security is for your business. That's why we carry such a wide range of top
quality security products at affordable prices, like our selection of Request
to Exit Devices. A crucial aspect of Access Control, we carry the most
respected manufacturers in the industry, brands like Rutherford Controls (RCI),
Bosch and more. Dependable, durable and priced to fit any budget, choose from
push button systems or motion control devices to maintain the integrity of any
area of your facility.
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