The ECL-230X-TDB is a heavy-duty, easy to install three-bolt panic device. It is designed with a larger deadbolt that goes deeper into the frame with solid steel connecting rods rather than the less reliable spring loaded cable devices, manufactured by other multi-lock companies. Life safety and code compliant, the new Detex ECL-230X-TDB serves as both panic hardware and a maximum-strength locking device.
Features include:
  • 3 locking points per door
  • 100 decibel alarm, which is automatically armed when locked and disarmed when unlocked
  • photo-luminescent sign available
  • Easy installation with paperless template, under one hour with one installer
  • Heavy duty construction, tested to over 16,000 lbs. of pull force.
Combining the ECL-230X-TDB with Detex's DX Bolts provides an additional line of defense against break-ins via additional locking points. Even if the exterior door hinges are compromised the DX bolts keep the door locked and secure. These passive deadbolts are easy to install and offer another layer of attack resistance. Add suffix DX3 (ECL-230X-TDB-DX3) for 6 locking points for even stronger security.
Independent laboratory testing proves a door secured by the ECL-230X-TDB, and when combined with 3 DX Bolts can withstand 16,000 pounds of pull force, proving it is stronger than the competitors (including the one you're thinking of). The ECL-230X-TDB-DX3 will outperform any 16 gauge, reinforced hollow metal door.

The ECL-230X-TDB, while rugged and heavy-duty, is extremely easy to install. Most installers require 1-2 hours on their first installation and less than an hour on subsequent installations.

Optional accessories include rod covers, bottom bolt guard, hinge side locking (DX) bolts, Battery Eliminator (BE-961), and inside pull handle. For outdoor installation, an adjustable gate plate is available.

ECL-230X-TDB ....................................... $1130.00 List Price
ECL-230X-TDB-DX3 ................................ $1249.00 List Price



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Tech Tip     

Arrow magnets on door
When installing most exit devices, proper use of the manufacturer template is very important. Most manufacturers provide a paper template that requires the installer to fold and tape the template to the door, being careful to ensure the template is square to the frame and holes are exactly as measured. Keeping the door closed, while marking the holes can be a challenge, usually requiring the installer to block the door, or ask a coworker to hold the door closed. Detex offers this time-saving tip, shared by one of our valued customers. 

Using a couple of inexpensive, yet heavy duty magnets, the door is held in perfect position, while the installer easily marks the template holes. Spacing the magnets properly is important, usually requiring 2 to 3 magnets to keep the door firmly in place. Heavy duty magnets, similar to those shown in the photos can be purchased at most hardware stores, industrial tool or home improvement chains, welding supply shops and other such outlets.

Arrow magnets, BP1, Strike locator etcWARNING:  Remember to keep magnets away from credit cards, telephones or electronics in general to avoid possible damage or loss of data.

Once the holes have been marked, the door can be opened to apply the necessary pressure to drill holes in the door and frame.

When installing Detex exit devices, this process is made even easier, by using our paperless template, patented mounting plate system.

We hope this tip helps save you time and money during your next hardware installation on a hollow metal door and frame.

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