Fire & Life Safety
Exit device with “Locked/Unlocked” visual status indicator
Von Duprin introduces a new visual status indicator option for exit devices that provides at-a-glance verification of the locked/unlocked status of a door.
By Rob Colman
The indicators for the Von Duprin 98/99 Series Rim exit devices are similar to those offered on Schlage L-Series locks. As a result, teachers can easily identify if a door is locked and quickly secure the door’s exit device if it is unlocked. The new visual status indicator is available as an option on exit devices for both new construction as well as the aftermarket.
“In the event of an emergency, not only classrooms but large group and assembly areas such as gymnasiums, auditoriums, cafeterias and lecture halls also need to be immediately secured for the safety of all,” explains Joseph Vaida, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies portfolio marketing manager-mechanical. “Knowing if a door’s exit device is locked without opening the door is a critical security consideration. That’s why we now offer easy to read visual indicators on both our Von Duprin exit devices and our Schlage locks.”
The indicator is available in two options, either keyed inside or thumb-turned, to provide quick visual door security assessment. The thumb-turn option uses a 180-degree thumb-turn rotation. Retrofit kits are available to upgrade existing Von Duprin 98/99 exit devices.