In response to a market need for improved K-12 perimeter security Von Duprin created the Remote Undogging (RU) and Remote Monitoring (RM) options.
In schools with a networked access control system, it is estimated that only half of secondary doors are connected, because the majority of available security funds are focused on the main entrances1. Not surprisingly, over 55% of schools reported that their secondary doors were frequently left unlocked or propped open, with 22% stating that this occurs on a weekly or even daily basis2. This results in vulnerabilities that compromise the building’s everyday security and limits the ability of administrators to effectively lockdown the facility in an emergency.
To address this need Von Duprin created the Remote Undogging (RU) and Remote Monitoring (RM) options. The Von Duprin® RU option is a battery powered wireless solution that enables remote undogging and door status monitoring. It enhances perimeter security by providing electronic override of mechanical dogging for emergency facility lockdown. The RM option is a sensor only configuration for exit only or fire rate doors that require monitoring. It provides visibility to request to exit (RX), latchbolt monitor (LX) and door position switch (DPS). Both are modular kits that can be added to any existing Von Duprin 98/99 or 33A/35A Series device. They connect to Allegion’s Software Alliance Members via IP or RSI connection to the ENGAGE™ gateway.
1 Allegion sponsored 3rd party research by SMARI, 2016
2 Allegion sponsored 3rd party research by Ducker, 2015