Ask the Experts | Ask the Electronic Access Ace | Best Way to Ensure Proper Egress While Using Magnets


Our customer would like to use magnets for his access control. What is the best way to ensure proper egress using magnets?



Most local jurisdictions require at least two methods of egress with magnetic locks. We recommend a Touch Sense Bar or Mechanical Bar for the door, along with a passive infrared sensor that can be mounted above the door. There are different sensors available that can focus the beam to the door handle or can be focused into a large fixed pattern. Then you can always use a Request to Exit switch or button mounted on the wall. All of these solutions can work in conjunction, or separately.


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