Access control applications for outdoor gates typically employ a magnetic lock to secure and temporarily unlock the gate, allowing authorized personnel through the opening. Because all magnetic locks are fail safe, during a power outage, the gate is no longer locked and this can cause a security issue with some locations.
But now, Detex offers a Weatherized Electric Latch Retraction Exit Device that can be applied to gates, providing secure locking for exterior access control applications.
The Detex 10xERxW is a wonderful solution for your next outdoor access control application. Although the power supply must be installed in either a acclimatized area or inside a NEMA enclosure, the Weatherized Electric Latch Retraction Exit Device will stand up to driving rain, salt fog, dust and other outdoor elements.