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It’s your job. It’s your space…and it’s personal.
 
Everyone’s got a job to do. And the right environment helps everyone do a better job. Hospital units, classrooms, hotels, museums and many other public spaces have unique requirements. If your doorway requires reduced sound, custom décor, high security & safety, environmental protection or a flexible configuration Von Duprin has got you covered. See below for solutions designed to meet your challenging environments.
Solutions that resonate.

For a quiet doorway that is not intrusive, consider Von Duprin products with these quiet options.
 
When the space requires:
Healing or sleeping / Concentration or study / Overall reduction of auditory level disturbances
 
Typical applications include:
Hospital Patient Areas / Libraries & Classrooms / Auditoriums & Theaters / Churches & Chapels / Ballrooms & Large Conference Areas
 
The Quiet One®
The everyday use of a mechanical push pad can be noisy. High traffic applications and heavy abuse can cause the exit device to be slammed into hundreds of times per day. The Von Duprin 98/99 & 33A/35A is designed to accommodate this abuse, and utilizes a mechanical damper to provide customers with a quieter solution. See catalogs and Quiet Solutions sell sheet on the right to learn more.
 
Quiet Electric Latch (QEL)
Traditional electronic latch retraction utilizes magnetic solenoids that require a high voltage inrush. When activated, the retraction of the solenoid results in a loud and abrupt sound. Motor driven latch retraction is more efficient and provides a much quieter solution with less of a disturbance. See Quiet Solutions sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Pneumatic Controlled Exit Device (PN)
The pneumatic latch retraction solution is ideal for applications that require quiet and electronic latch retraction but are in hazardous areas where electronics are not permitted. The pneumatic device provides efficient latch retraction through the use of compressed air. See Quiet Solutions sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Concealed Vertical Cable System (CVC)
Traditional concealed or surface vertical latching devices use rigid aluminum or steel rods to retract the latches for both two point and less bottom rod applications. Rods can rattle within the door, or when applied to the surface of the door often become a nuisance in areas requiring a quiet environment. The Concealed Vertical Cable device is a quieter solution over traditional surface and concealed rods. Enclosed cables do not lift up or down like traditional rods and rest quietly within the door. See CVC sell sheet, Quiet Solutions sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
Solutions that inspire.

Custom aesthetics can provide an atmosphere that allows for creative expression without being intrusive. To enhance a building’s personality or blend with the environment, consider Von Duprin products with these custom options.
 
When the space requires:
Unique or custom décor / Personalized identity / Thematic graphics / Special color matching
 
Typical applications include:
Sports Arenas & Stadiums / Theme Parks & Entertainment Venues / Museums / Hotels / Restaurants / Day Care Facilities & Preschools
 
Custom Colors
Architects often go to great lengths to make the interior of a building unique or inviting. Von Duprin offers more than 250 custom colors to match the aesthetics of a building or blend with wall art or a mural. Custom colors can enhance a hotel or office building, or provide an entertaining and unique look for a children’s museum or aquarium. See Custom Décor sell sheet and Custom Color RAL Chip Chart on the right to learn more.
 
Custom Graphics
Building owners take pride in their facility and often look for unique ways to make their building stand out. Custom graphics can be used to show pride in a University, support the home team in an arena, and even provide unique messaging on the exit device (Example: “Thanks You & Come Again”).  See Custom Décor sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
Solutions that provide specialized security and life safety.

For a doorway that creates a safe and secure environment for the work to be done, consider Von Duprin products with these safe and secure options.
 
When the space requires:
Egress that needs to be monitored / Extra protection against theft or vandalism / Unique safety and notification
 
Typical applications include:
Hospitals / Schools / Military / Commercial / Retail
 
Chexit®
Delayed egress is required to temporarily prevent individuals from exiting a facility, while still meeting fire/life safety needs. The Chexit® by Von Duprin is available on the 98/99 Series exit devices and provides a delayed egress solution with unique options to fit your unique facility needs. This device meets NFPA 101 “Special Locking Arrangement” and has optional cylinder dogging for increased security. See High Security and Safety sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Classroom Security Indicator
In the event of an emergency, classrooms need to be immediately secured for the safety of teachers and students. For both new construction, and aftermarket, Von Duprin offers a classroom security option with visual status indication. With a visual lock/unlock indicator and 180 degree thumbturn rotation, you can rest assured that environment will be safe and secure. See High Security and Safety sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
98/99XP
When greater security is required, consider the 98/99XP in a rim configuration to deliver superior performance. This feature available on 98/99 Series rim exit devices delivers over 2,000 pounds of static load resistance. This is possible through the two-piece latch that is 90º to the strike pad. See High Security and Safety sell sheet, 98/99XP brochure and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Dogging Indicator
Exit devices are commonly dogged open during the normal operating hours of a facility, however these openings need to be secured after-hours. With a red indicator light that is visible from over 50 feet from device, this visual indication helps to reduce the amount of time needed to conduct inspections in your facility. Available on 98/99 Series panic exit devices. See High Security and Safety sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Safety Glow
In the event of a fire or other emergency situation, facilities can lose power or hallways can fill with smoke. Power failure and smoke can make exit devices and signs difficult to see. Safety Glow provides an additional level of visual identification in the event of an emergency. Meets MEA standards and is available on 98/99 and 33A/35A Series exit devices. See High Security and Safety sell sheet, Luminescent sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Anti-Microbial Finishes
Hospitals and public facilities take great measures to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. Von Duprin anti-microbial coatings help to provide a greater level of protection. Available on 98/99 and 33A/35A Series exit devices and ideal for Healthcare, Education and Food Service applications. See High Security and Safety sell sheet, Anti-microbial sellsheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
Solutions that protect.

For a durable, long lasting doorway that will endure through some of the harshest conditions, consider Von Duprin products with these environmental options.
 
When the space requires:
Protection against humid, wet or salty conditions / Resistance against chemicals / Special code considerations
 
Typical applications include:
Outdoor or Wet Locations / Pools / Aquariums / Water Parks / Zoos / Hospitals / Libraries / Museums
 
Windstorm Device
Severe wind and tornadoes requires a safe and secure shelter. Von Duprin offers certified and tested products to help keep students, employees, and other patrons safe in the event of an environment incident. Available on 98/9927 Series exit devices, this product is FEMA and ICC compliant. See Environmental Solutions sell sheet, Windstorm brochure and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Hurricane Device
Coastal areas can be hit hard by severe storms and hurricane. Openings need to pass extreme certifications to make sure everyone inside the building is safe and secure. Von Duprin offers solutions tested specifically for hurricane resistance. Available with 98/99 Series exit devices and certified for Hurricane resistant applications. See Environmental Solutions sell sheet, Windstorm brochure and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Drainage Holes
Exit devices mounted to exterior doors are often exposed to rain and other elements. Water can enter an exit device and cause critical components to potentially rust or function improperly. Drainage holes are available to allow the water to leave the exit to improve the life of the device. Available on 98/99 and 33A/35A Series exit devices and is essential for products mounted on exterior doors. Contact vdi_specials@irco.com for ordering information.
 
Water Proof Switches
Exit devices on the exterior of a building are often exposed to various elements. Humidity and heavy rain can find its way into the exit device and cause electronics to malfunction. Water proof switches help prevent the effects of humidity and rain. Available on RX and LX Switches.  See Environmental Solutions sell sheet, and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Protective Clear Coat
Exit devices exposed to extreme conditions and weather require additional protection against the elements. Protective clear coat applied to the exterior of the exit device helps to prevent the effects of weather or chemical corrosion. Available on 98/99 and 33A/35A Series exit devices. See Environmental Solutions sell sheet, Anti-microbial sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Pneumatic Controlled Exit Device (PN)
The pneumatic latch retraction solution is ideal for applications in hazardous areas where electronics are not permitted, areas that are used to store flammable materials, testing rooms, wastewater treatment or clean rooms. The pneumatic device provides efficient latch retraction through the use of compressed air. Available on all 98/99 and 33A/35A Series Panic and Fire Rated exit devices - mechanical and pneumatic dogging options also available. See Environmental Solutions sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Safety Glow
In the event of a fire or other emergency situation, facilities can lose power or hallways can fill with smoke. Power failure and smoke can make exit devices and signs difficult to see. Safety Glow provides an additional level of visual identification in the event of an emergency. Meets MEA standards and is available on 98/99 and 33A/35A Series exit devices. See Environmental Solutions sell sheet, Luminscent sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
Solutions that are flexible.

For a unique doorway design that helps support the work to be done, consider Von Duprin products with these flexible options.
 
When the space requires:
Extra thick doors for greater security or thermal resistance / Tall architectural doors to match the ceiling height or an entrance / Wide doors to allow the passage of large equipment / Facilities where unique architectural doorways are desired
 
Typical applications include:
Restaurants / Hotels / Museums / Stores & Showrooms / Churches & Chapels / Hospitals / Military
 
Special door Width, Height, and Thickness
Openings often have functional requirements that may go beyond the limits of standard door hardware. Von Duprin’s flexible solutions allow you to configure your exit device for doors that are outside what is considered standard height, width, and even thickness. See Flexible Solutions sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Door width from 2 ft. – 6 ft.
The width of a door can vary depending on the functional use of the opening. Wide doors are often used in manufacturing and industrial applications due to the frequent movement of large equipment and vehicles. A shorter 2’ device with a standard 3’ device is used in a 5’ opening to meet code requirements. The 5’ solution allows for the occasional movement of gurney’s or large equipment. See Flexible Solutions sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Door thickness
Unique conditions can require a door to be thicker than the industry standard. Sound proof rooms or large insulated freezers need a door thick enough to contain the sound, or the temperature. See Flexible Solutions sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.
 
Taller than 10’ Doors
Architectural openings often call for taller than standard doors to meet the aesthetic needs of a building. On doors that are greater than 10’ tall, surface vertical rods become quite an eyesore. Historically, concealed vertical rods would solve your aesthetic needs, but become an installation and maintenance hassle. The Concealed Vertical Cable system is the perfect solution for these doors - short doors, tall doors and every height in between. It delivers the aesthetics you want out of a concealed system, without the installation and maintenance requirements of traditional rods. See Flexible Solutions sell sheet, Concealed Vertical Cable sell sheet and catalogs on the right to learn more.