The two main functional differences compared with conventional escape door locking devices are the time-delayed escape door release and increased burglary prevention if the controlled ePED push bar is combined with a suitable lock.
With the ePED technology, we offer even more advantages for target groups that could be extremely relevant in the decision-making process: The Hi-O bus system enables building operators to remain flexible in the use of their premises and doors. Changes in requirements can be implemented easily with new components on the door and a networked system can be expanded easily. A mechanical push bar and a suitable mechanical lock from the ASSA ABLOY OneSystem range can be upgraded with a controlled ePED push bar, for example, if a lead cover is equipped on the door.
This flexibility is also an advantage for planners, even with new builds. If uses only become apparent in detail later, doors can be repurposed securely and quickly with ePED technology.
In addition to building operators and planners, the new design of the display terminal and the smaller dimensions also appeals to architects in particular. The system can be integrated elegantly in the push bar or on the wall next to the escape door and is much more subtle than previous terminals.
But even more importantly: Four modules of our traditional escape route terminal are integrated in the display, focussing the functions on a single element. The illuminated LED frame on the wall version is also clearly visible even in adverse conditions such as smoke.
Installation of the ePED push bar is also easier, as all functions are included in one element. The push bar is the easiest to install: A 24V connection in the lead cover is all that is required here.