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Detex Timed Bypass Exit Alarm Provides Constant Security

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Detex Timed Bypass Exit Alarm Provides Constant Security

Press release date: July 25, 2012

New Braunfels, Texas - Detex Corporation is the exclusive manufacturer of a unique exit alarm designed to assure restaurant managers that delivery and trash doors are never left unmonitored. The EAX-3500 combines the features of an exit alarm and a door-prop alarm in a wall-mounted unit that cannot be turned off. Its bypass mode allows only a pre-selected amount of time before the alarm sounds. "This is a different category of exit alarms," said Ken Kuehler, National Accounts Manager of Detex. "It eliminates the risk that an employee will forget to re-arm it after the five or ten minutes necessary to accept a delivery or take out the trash, so it's always watching the door." Using the main store key (rather than a key that fits only the alarm), the manager selects the time appropriate for most kitchen-door functions, ranging from five to forty minutes. The time is indicated on an LED light bar that clearly indicates armed status and bypass time. At a glance, employees and delivery personnel can see how many minutes are remaining before the alarm sounds. Powered by a low-voltage transformer, the 100dB alarm also has a rechargeable backup battery. With tamper-resistant housing and circuits, the EAX-3500 is built to prevent employees from defeating the alarm. "Managers can feel better about reducing the threat of robbery or theft," said Kuehler. "With the EAX-3500 in place, the restaurant's most vulnerable door is protected." For more than a century, Detex has earned the trust of architects and owners who rely on Detex products for the safety and security of people and property. A USA company, Detex designs, manufactures, markets and ships products from New Braunfels, Texas. Detex is known internationally for life safety and security door hardware, loss prevention and architectural hardware, integrated door security systems, and guard tour verification. To learn more about the EAX-3500 Exit Alarm, visit or CONTACT:
Ken Kuehler
(800) 729-3839


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