November 29, 2012 – New Braunfels, Texas – Detex Corporation provides a life safety and security hardware system designed specifically for healthcare facilities that have courtyards and gardens where patients or residents spend time. Especially useful for assisted living facilities where gates need to be secured with panic hardware, this weatherized system makes sure that residents can’t wander beyond the premises and are secure from outsiders who might try to get in.
Certain healthcare applications require a combination of components and the Outdoor Area System features a range of hardware designed for those needs. In addition, the system is scalable for more complex application requirements. Healthcare facility customers can select the exact combinations of components that suit their particular application and know that they will integrate easily with each other and function well in rain, snow and heat.
Outdoor Area System components include Detex weatherized panic devices with delayed unlocking hardware and a 15-second alarm that notifies a monitoring station of attempted exit; access control devices that allow entry from an outside courtyard with a keypad or card reader; and weatherized door-propped alarms that produce an audible warning when a door or gate is being held open.
“Our Outdoor Area System hardware is Advantex quality, so it’s extra durable and dependable,” said Ken Kuehler, National Accounts Manager at Detex. “Where weather exposure is a factor, this is the system that lasts.”