“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.