SmartBar features redundant IR beams

December 2002 Access Control & Identity Management

IR Security & Safety's Electronic Access Control Division (EACD) recently introduced a new 'smart' Locknetics' request-to-exit (REX) bar that provides increased convenience and reliability when exiting a door featuring electromagnetic locks.

The new 692 SmartBar employs two completely redundant and directionally opposed infrared detection circuits to activate a standard double pole throw (DPDT) relay. The relay, in turn, can be wired to release a lock as well as signal an access control system of a request to exit. When the user breaks either one or the other of the opposite travelling beams, the magnetic lock is released.

Furthermore, the low profile of the new 692 SmartBar resists damage and wear. 'Push to Exit' lettering is available in a variety of colours including red, white and green. Facilities may also select backlit and new 'glow in the dark' lettering.

For more information contact Jeff Koziol, IR Security & Safety, jeff_koziol@irco.com





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