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Delayed Egress Systems

Delayed Egress Systems

Delayed egress is a strictly regulated security system used to delay or prevent people from exiting a space. These systems are used in places in which unauthorized egress compromises the safety of the people, property or information inside of the building. The professionals at All Secured Security Services in Columbus, Ohio have over 25 years of experience in installing access control systems, and can install a delayed egress system into your commercial property.

Delayed egress systems may come in the form of an electro-mechanical delayed exit device or a delayed egress lock. They are beneficial for a number of applications, including:

  • High Profile Museums & Art Galleries
  • Airports & Civil Transportation
  • Convention Centers
  • Long Term Care Facilities (Alzheimer’s, Nursing Homes, Drug Rehab Centers, Psychiatric Care)
  • Warehouses
  • Technology Centers
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Industrial Centers

When the delayed egress system is activated, an alarm will sound through the building for an irrevocable 15 or 30 seconds before the system is released to allow departure from the facility. In some cases, the device will automatically relock, and in other cases it may require a manual resetting, but in all cases, the device is set up to the firm alarm system in the building in case a fire emergency requires immediate escape.

Delayed egress systems are very strictly regulated by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), as well as local building codes, and they must adhere to guidelines set by the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHD). As a delayed egress provider, All Secured Security Services in Columbus, Ohio stays current on all codes and requirements. We are committed to providing you with 100 percent quality service in your access control needs. For more information on installing a delayed egress system into your facility, contact the professionals at All Secured today.

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