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The Detex ECL-230X-TDB, Maximum Security Panic Bar withstands 10,000 pounds of pull force


ECL-230X-TDB (Top Bolt, Dead Bolt and Bottom Bolt)


Detex introduces a maximum security, code compliant, alarmed, 3 point dead bolt, panic device.  The ECL-230X-TDB has 3 large dead bolts designed for maximum holding force, a photo-luminescent sign, a 100 decibel alarm and a durable ramped end cap.  For maximum, 6 locking points per door specify:  ECL-230X-TDB-DX3.

Initial testing is proving the deadbolts are built to withstand thousands of pounds of pull force.  Each bolt has been tested individually.  


ECL-230X-TDB with detailsTop bolt - " throw with 5/8" engagement - Tested and held to 3000 lbs. of pull force


Bottom bolt - " throw with 5/8" engagement - Tested and held to 2000 lbs. of pull force


Side Deadbolt - 1" throw with " engagement - Tested and held to 3000+ lbs. of pull force


Preliminary Pull-Force testing on an entire ECL-230X-TDB device kept the door locked even with 10,000 pounds of pull force


Other features and options that differentiate the ECL-230X-TDB from competitors:


  • Simple to install prevents problems and costly return visits
  • Bolts are designed for superior engagement and maximum strength
  • Low profile meets International Building Code (IBC) requirement allowing for 4" maximum projection off face of door.  Several older locks no longer meet IBC.  Authority enforcement is expected in many jurisdictions.  International Code Council - Section 1008.1.1.1 
  • Photo luminescent sign absorbs light to then "glow in the dark" when lights are dimmed
  • Optional Inside Pull (IP) provides ideal grip handle to pull on while closing and throwing deadbolts
  • Optional DX3 bolts provide greater hinge side protection with more engagement, keeping the door locked, even if the hinge knuckles are cut off and removed.
  • Available with optional Interchangeable Core Cylinder, pre-installed - suffix IC7
  • Optional hardwired kit, powers up to 3 locks, specify: BE-961
  • Available for use outdoors/wet environments - ECL-230X-W-TDB 

For more information - See catalog page   


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Prices subject to change




Tech Tip     


Door closers control the door, insuring the door opens and closes, typically working together with a lock or latch to secure the door.  Far too often, hinge bind, unadjusted door closers or improperly hung doors can cause the door to remain slightly open when at rest, leaving a door unsecure.  In this case, the user typically has to pull on the door, to secure it, yet most panic bars do not provide a handle for this purpose.  When the user resorts to pulling on the lock or uses the key as the handle, expensive repairs usually follow.


Detex now offers the optional "Inside Pull".ECL-230X Close Up Head with IP  This pull handle is positioned next to the ECL-230X head and designed so the user can use one hand to pull the door closed and turn the key with the other hand.  To add the Inside Pull to your next order, specify  ECL-230X-IP.  Priced at $30 list, this simple handle can save on costly repairs, prevent broken keys and save the user time when securing the door. 


Contact Detex today to learn about all the features and options of the 230X.


For more application questions, call:

Detex technical support at 800-729-3839, extension 2.
Contact Detex Sales at 1-800-729-3839 or your local representative for more information


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