Back to Product List

Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (MEL)

Falcon MEL is an affordable, energy-efficient around-the-door solution using motorized latch retraction.

Looking for more information? Connect with an Allegion team member for help.


Motorized electric latch retraction (MEL) provides energy-efficient electronic control of an exit device for an affordable around-the-door solution. The MEL option is Falcon’s® solution of choice for multifamily and commercial real estate facilities where cost-competitive electromechanical latch retraction is desired. It is available on most Falcon 24 and 25 Series exit devices.

These devices always provide mechanical egress. Motorized electric latch retraction can be used with credential readers to unlatch doors momentarily for authorized users, or it can be incorporated with systems to retract latches for extended periods of time to allow free entry. This is a convenient alternative to mechanical dogging. Doors with automatic operators also often incorporate exit devices with electric latch retraction.

  • MEL option available on most 24 and 25 Series exit devices (excluding mortise devices 25-M and F-25-M)
  • Energy efficient motorized latch retraction enables longer wire runs and the use of a standard Schlage® power supply with option board
  • Modular design allows for a simplified installation of the available MEL Conversion kit to existing mechanical only Falcon 24 or 25 exit devices
  • On-board installation and troubleshooting diagnostics built into the motor assembly
  • Self-calibrating motor assembly
  • Pushbar is pulled in electronically when dogged
  • Vandal resistant – detects and responds to events of attack and tampering
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.3
  • UL305 listed panic devices
  • UL10 listed 3-hour fire rated devices

The Falcon MEL is available installed when ordered complete or as a retrofit kit. When ordering the MEL conversion kit, please specify finish with part number (US3, US4, US10, US26, US26D, US32D, SP28, SP313). MEL conversion kits are only compatible with mechanical Falcon 24 and 25 series exit devices.

Don't see the document you're looking for?
Visit the Document Library for the full selection. 

Document Library


In accordance with California PROP65 - WARNING WARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm P65Warnings.ca.gov

Need Replacement Parts?

Get the resources you need to get in touch with an Allegion team member for replacement parts.


Get answers to your door, hardware and code questions from Allegion's iDigHardware team.