Exit devices play a vital role in the Fire & Life Safety egress system. They provide safe and reliable use when properly installed, applied, and maintained. Exit devices are designed to be installed onto the secure side of out swinging doors. They restrict access while providing free egress. Exit devices come in many styles, below are some of the most common among them.
Rim exit devices have a surface-mounted latch or bolt that slides over the surface-mounted strike. They can be used on many different types of single and double doors with mullion. UL listed Fire Rated devices available. Rim devices are non-handed and easily reversible.
The mortise lock style exit device integrates a mortise lock normally with the latch case mortised into the door edge. The mortise lock is part of the exit device. When the push bar is pressed, the spindle or tail shaft rotates retracting the latch bolt. Available for all types of single and double doors with mullion. UL listed Fire Rated devices available.
Surface Mounted Vertical Rods have rods that are attached to the surface of the door and connect the device’s push pad to the top and bottom latches. Vertical Rod Exit Devices can be configured as top and bottom rod, or top rod only, commonly known as Less Bottom Rod (LBR). Available for all types of single and double doors. UL listed Fire Labeled devices available. Non-handed and easily reversible.
Concealed Mounted Vertical Rods have rods that are concealed within the door and connect the device’s push pad to the top and bottom latches. Concealed Vertical Rod Exit devices can be configured as top and bottom rod, or top rod only, commonly known as Less Bottom Rod (LBR). Available for all types of single and double doors. UL listed Fire Labeled devices available. Non-handed and easily reversible.
Alarmed Exit Devices can include battery operated Exit Control Locks or Panic Exit Devices. Their purpose is to restrict unauthorized use of exit doors by sounding a high decibel alarm horn anytime the devise is used while also providing instant egress in emergencies. These devices provide a high level of security while also meeting all life safety concerns.
Electrified Exit Devices can be used in accordance with electrically controlled remote switching devices, an access control system or an automatic fire alarm system.
Rim device or vertical rod device.
Surface applied 2 point lock.
2 Rim Devices. Two independent active doors with full double with mullion door openings when required. Same direction.
2 Vertical Rod Devices. Surface applied 2 point locking both doors. Each door rod type active same direction. Do not use with overlapping astragal.
1 Vertical Rod Device / 1 Rim Device. Both devices are surface applied. A coordinator and 1 rim type and overlapping strike is recommended.
2 Vertical Rod Devices. Double egress surface applied. 2 point locking both doors opposite directions.
Door Hand is always determined from the outside or the key side.