I’m electrifying mechanical exit devices on double doors of an existing opening. Where do I begin?



Find out your state’s requirements for installing electronic hardware and follow the laws in your state.

Complete a site survey of the opening and talk with your customer to determine the exact way the opening should function.

Example of components that can be used for this type of opening:

  • Electrified exit trim
  • Exit device with electric latch retraction
  • Electric strike
  • Magnetic lock
  • Electronic power operator
  • REX
  • Exit button
  • Electronic keypad or reader
  • Power supply
  • Mullion

You will also need to find out if your customer would like to add the opening to an existing access control system, add a new access control system or control with a standalone controller. You can always have your IDN Representative conduct the site survey on your projects.


In addition to a broad offering of product and service solutions, IDN offers pre-sale and post-sale technical support.  The benefit to you is that we make security simple.  Whether your task is related to high-security systems, electronic access control, door installation, or other, our experts are here to assist.  Just let us know how we can help. 

Do you have a question, or need a quote? Contact your local IDN Branch, or ask the Electronic Access Control Ace through our website.

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