Allegion has released a redesigned Von Durprin Chexit option for 98/99, 98/99XP and 33A/35A series exit devices to provide additional functionality and flexibility. Chexit is used for delayed egress applications, such as in assisted living and memory care communities, and can be integrated with access control and fire prevention systems.
“The new Chexit design was optimized to reduce time spent on installation and maintenance, while providing quieter operation and increased energy efficiency for cost-effective installation,” said Yong Lacy, product management leader, Von Duprin. “The update enables Allegion to provide a wider range of device options in an effort to keep people safe where they work and live.”
The device is UL294 listed and meets 2015 International Building Code sections 1010.1.9.7 Delayed Egress and 1010.1.9.6 Controlled Egress, as well as National Fire Protection Association section 22.214.171.124 Special Locking Arrangements.
The standard Chexit device sounds an alarm and keeps the door secured for 15 seconds following an exit attempt with immediate release upon fire alarm. Configurable settings allow the Chexit to be customized based on specific application or code requirements.