Electromagnetic lock kit with power supply to meet fire codes.
When using electromagnetic locks in a typical application, there are additional pieces of hardware that must be installed in order to comply with building fire codes. Highpower Security magnetic lock kits are designed around the NFPA fire codes for access control applications, which are used throughout the United States.
The code states that there must be a minimum of two devices used to release the electromagnetic lock. One device can either be a PIR motion detector or an electrified exit release bar (also called a “crash bar”). The second device must be a manual release button that has the words “PUSH TO EXIT” labeled. This push button must provide a 30 second time delay when pushed, and the time delay must act independent of the access control system (the delay must work on its own not tied into any other access control system). If the building has a fire alarm system, the electromagnetic lock must be tied into the fire control system so that the magnetic lock releases (unlocks) automatically during a fire alarm. The door must also release upon the loss of main electrical power.
Highpower Security DS-1200-100 series electromagnetic lock kits are designed to meet these code requirements, and are packaged with an easy-to-install power supply. If you are looking for an electromagnetic lock kit without a power supply, please view our DS-1200-Door Lock Kits.