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What is an OAD?

An OAD is an Outside Access Device; this is fitted on the outside of a final exit door which has been fitted with Panic or Emergency Exit Hardware on the inside. The OAD allows access from the outside by authorised … Continue reading

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Briton Exit Hardware

  Briton have a comprehensive and versatile range of exit hardware that combines the functional needs of safety and security with aesthetic lines.  Briton exit hardware is the ideal choice for all panic and emergency applications including hospitals, schools, hotels, … Continue reading

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Our local club has an external opening emergency exit door which is fitted with an Exidor panic bar on the inside. Externally there is no way of opening the door and due to the door opening to an external smoking area we would like to fit some sort of hardware whereby the external handle can be disabled for security, but enabled while the property is occupied. This needs to be locked at night. What can we use?

We would suggest a door closer, such as the Geze TS2000, used in combination with an outside access device, such as the Exidor 322EC lockable door handle which will be freely usable during club opening hours, then locked at night.

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Is the outside access device 322EC compatible with the Exidor pushbar 296-4?

Yes those units are compatible with each other, you only need one 322EC for the double door set.

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Is there a digital lock for panic hardware with a knob rather than a lever?

No, the Exidor CL1 and CL2 outside access devices have a handle rather than a knob.  The Disability Discrimination Act calls for the use of handles over knobs, as they are easier to use.

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Can the cylinder in an OAD be interchanged?

The Exidor range includes Outside Access Devices (OAD’s) with interchangeable and non-interchangeable cylinders. All the Exidor OAD units, except for the 298 and 409 units, have interchangeable cylinders. The cylinders in the 302 OAD have to be drilled and tapped … Continue reading

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Does the Exidor 305 accept a single euro cylinder?

Q: (from Julian) Does the Exidor 305 come with an external access device that accepts a single euro cylinder?  And can the euro cylinder be replaced? A: (from Doorstuff) The Exidor 305 mortice operator does come with a single euro … Continue reading

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Q: We need to replace our outside door access on the fire door as the keys have been lost. Which is your most economic lock that would be suitable?

A: The least expensive outside access device is the Exidor 298.

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Can you ID this photo & supply replacement cylinders?

Q: (from Ted) Can you identify this lock from my photo and are replacement cylinders available?   A: (from Doorstuff) It’s an Exidor 302 EC Outside Access Device in Silver, and yes, you can purchase replacement cylinders though us.  If … Continue reading

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A fire escape door with a micro switch for an alarm?

Q: (from Simon) I am the caretaker of a school.  There is a door which must be a fire escape door in a wing of the school which is seldom used.  If it is opened in any non-fire related event, … Continue reading

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