can quickly respond to prevent a
patient from leaving the building
and getting lost.
Delayed exit devices must be
wired into the fire alarm sys-
tem of the facility in which it is
installed, so that in the event of a
fire, the door the device is on will
This article is not a complete
treatise on electrified hardware.
I have tried, with some help
from various manufacturers
to give you an insight to the
hardware that is available and
how you can electrify mechanical hardware by adding electric strikes or Maglocks while
leaving the original hardware
in place. Primarily, I wanted
to help you understand that
electronic hardware is nothing
to be afraid of and to help you
realize that if Electronic Access
Control is not currently a part
of your service agenda — it
Why? Because the electronic
future for locksmiths that I used
to write about is here today!
18. Von Duprin EP2 Electric
19. This is an electric strike for
a pair of double doors with con-
cealed vertical rods. Obviously,
CVR configurations are the tough-
est types of panic exit hardware
to deal with. This particular strike
is for a top rod system only.
20. Securitron’s M- 62
Maglock for a single door.
21. Securitron’s DM- 62
Maglock for a double door.