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Apr 08 2012

Creative Application: Pair with Electric Strike

Category: Doors Gone Wrong,Electrified HardwareLori @ 11:27 pm Comments (3)

As many of you know, I was away last week to do some specwriter training.  While I thoroughly enjoyed hanging with some of my peeps for a few days (not to mention 12 hours in the car with 3 of them), my email really piled up.  I was so happy to find these photos in my emailbox, so I could put up a quick blog post.

These photos were sent in by Travis Willis of American Direct.  They depict a pair of doors with access control in the form of an electric strike and rim panic hardware.  The “custom” electrical junction box enclosure gets an A for creativity of execution from Travis and me, but it sure ain’t purty.


What would you recommend if a facility needed access control added to a pair of doors?  Panic hardware is required because it is an Assembly occupancy.

3 Responses to “Creative Application: Pair with Electric Strike”

  1. Joel Niemi says:

    The plastic (?) j-box is a nice touch, somewhat cheapened since they didn’t remove all of the price/barcode sticker.

  2. Bob Caron says:

    The double cylinder deadlock kind of takes the fun away from this creative application.

  3. david webb says:

    Personally I would have chosen a vonduprin 98/99 with exposed vert. rod lbr with electric unlocking outside trim with fire pin if needed. Loops for necessary wires assuming these doors are rated.
    If less money needed to be spent there are lower price IR choices available than the 98/99.Deadbolt should be disabled.I’m also assuming the full width of the pair is not needed for egress because of occupancy load.

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