In a brand-spanking-new huge and beautiful convention center, these attracted a lot of attention and MANY people mentioned them to me last week. The panics have hex-key dogging, so I have no idea why they’ve resorted to wide-scale use of velcro. Speaking of dogging…last night I went to an evening meeting at a school, and the teacher used her key to let us in the main exterior door. Once inside, she turned to face the door opening and said, “Ok – there’s a trick…where is it?” Then she spied the small end of an allen wrench sticking out of a hole in the frame about 6 feet up, pulled it out, dogged the panic, and stuck the wrench back in the hole. Very high-tech. The funny thing is…the other leaf of the pair has an electric latch retraction device; all they need is a switch at the door to dog it.
Oct 02 2013