March 15, 2022, New York, NY – Securitech, the leader in innovative high security locking devices, today announced the official launch of its highly anticipated Auto-Bolt Max™ Exit Device Series. As the American pioneer of multi-point door locking, it fills a critical need by expanding the applications of its award-winning Auto-Bolt Max™ series.
The launch of the Auto-Bolt Max (ABM) series of exit devices, designed for doors requiring panic exit hardware, is both timely and necessary, with critical infrastructure and retail industries having need higher levels of protection against forced entry and severe weather events. Although these are different threats, a renewed concern for resilient multipoint lockdown for their facilities is looming for both.
Although critical infrastructure has always prioritized the protection of facilities, world events and an increase in severe weather activity have renewed interest in ensuring the fortification of facilities against man-made and natural assaults, particularly for remote facilities. or autonomous. Likewise, retail stores are now in greater need of more effective barriers against forced entry. The past two years have seen a rapid boom in organized and opportunistic retail crime, leading to record numbers of burglaries and more sophisticated attacks. In short, neither critical infrastructure nor retail stores can afford to compromise the security of their locations and are looking for better safeguards.
“We recognize that our end users face new and increasing threats over time, and that’s why we are constantly innovating our lockdown solutions to protect them from any aggression, whether man-made or natural,” said Mark Berger, Chief Product Officer and President of Sécuritech. “Our goal is to provide peace of mind to our customers so they can be confident that their facilities are secure. And ensuring 100% code compliance remains built into every Securitech solution.”
The ABM series of exit devices project steel deadbolts as opposed to traditional latching exit devices. These proven forcible entry protection measures are available in concealed and surface applied models for retrofit applications. With up to five locking points (three separate locking locations on the edge of the lock and up to two customizable locking points on the edge of the hinge), maximum burglary protection is ensured every time the door closes. Lockable, saw-resistant stainless steel deadbolts project a full 1″ into the door frame and lintel, securing the door to the frame much like a bank vault door. All Securitech exit devices contain additional forced entry and state-of-the-art anti-vandalism.
To meet life safety and single motion egress requirements, a single tap on the interior touch bar retracts all bolts simultaneously, allowing free egress. ABM also meets today’s security signaling requirements by providing optional Request to Exit, Bolt Position, Door Position and other signals. The ABM series of exit devices are compatible with key systems and can be integrated with access control systems for electrical entry to meet the needs of any facility. Other customizable features include local alarms, alarm signals, vertical or horizontal locking bolt locations, and unique bolt retention options to meet operational needs.
“The security environment is constantly changing, with new threats emerging, proliferating and becoming more sophisticated. But we have over 30 years of experience developing proven products that stay ahead of the game. We design our locks in response to end-user defined needs,” Berger said. “Customization is our specialty – they know the particular requirements of their facilities and we know how to protect them. This means prioritizing people’s safety, innovating to protect against the most enterprising and aggressive attacks, and offering the widest variety of options to meet their needs. .
“With the addition of Auto-Bolt Max exit devices to our lever series, Securitech ATMs offer the highest level of function, features and security and integration in the door locking world. could be more proud of what we have achieved.”