Access control can be a critical function of security and safety for your property. On the surface many find the idea of installing magnetic locks,
electric door strikes and other such devices to be triggered by keypads,
card readers or intercoms to be an intimidating thing. However Panic Exit Pro has simplified the process by locating some of the most user friendly versions of these commercial door hardware products and pairing them with our instructions and technical assistance.
When locking a door shut and releasing it electronically there are two ways to go.
One method is with a magnetic lock on the door, a microswitch panic exit bar on the door and an access control point on the outside (i.e. keypad, card reader, etc.). In this case because all of the magnetic locks are fail safe it is best to have a battery backup supply for the system. In the event of a power failure without a battery back up the system would fail to an unlocked state. The advantage of using a magnetic lock is the reliability of locking (since there are no parts latching into one another, locking is almost certain) and the holding force available.
Another is to retain mechanical latching for the panic exit bar and simply move the latching point out of the way with an electric strike for electronic access. Most of our electric strikes are fail secure, which means when power is not applied the latch remains in place. In the event of a power failure the door would remain securely locked. Also with or without power the panic exit bar would still allow exiting.
Lastly you will find on this page exterior trim for the panic exit bars. Any of the panic exit bars that come with a cylinder release for external access can utilize exterior trim for outside access.