What are Self-Resetting Exit Systems?
Self-resetting exit systems are similar to the traditional ‘push to exit/escape’ buttons, however a self-resetting exit system resets automatically after a specific time period.
Self-resetting exit systems help to keep the building consistently secure as they don’t require anyone to manually reset the unit once activated; as such, they are preferred by Secured by Design.
Urmet self-resetting exit systems are available in both surface and flush mounting.
Secured by Design Accredited
RAL6016 Green Colouring
Made from Powder Coated Mild Steel
Illuminated, Stainless Steel Emergency Button
Built-in Alarm Sounder
Urmet Self-Resetting Exit Systems can function Standalone, or as part of an Urmet System
The Urmet self-resetting exit systems can work as standalone units (i.e. they don’t need to be used in conjunction with an Urmet Door Entry/Access Control system). However, when used with our Access Control system ‘IPassan’, self-resetting exit system events can be automatically logged (i.e. escape button pressed) and then viewed retrospectively by the Building Manager in the manager software.
Urmet Self-Resetting Exit Systems are Secured by Design Accredited
The Self-Resetting Emergency Exit System meets the standards of the Police Preferred Specification, as it has been tested and certified as a critical component part of a door set by Secured by Design, the official police security initiative.
Urmet Self-Resetting Exit Systems have Definable Reset Times
You can set definable reset times for each self-resetting exit system, meaning that you can decide the amount of time before the door re-locks after system activation (escape button being pressed). You can choose a reset time of 1,6,12 or 24 minutes. This saves your client money in the long run, whilst also keeping the building secure, as they do not need to call someone out to reset the unit after every system activation.
What’s the Difference?
The Urmet Self Resetting Emergency Exit System has 2 buttons, whereas the Self-Resetting Emergency Exit Button has just 1 button.
Specifically, the Self Resetting Emergency Exit System (RTE-EES) has a mushroom head ‘press to exit’ button, for standard daily use; but it also has a ‘press to escape’ button for emergencies only – hence it is called ‘system’ because it is a complete exit system.
The Self-Resetting Emergency Exit Button (BGU-EES) however only has a ‘press to escape’ button for use in emergencies. It does not have a ‘press to exit’ button. This means that the device is not a complete exit ‘system’, but rather an exit ‘button’.
This results in the Self-Resetting Emergency Exit Button (BGU-EES) being smaller that the Self Resetting Emergency Exit System.
One final difference is that the Self Resetting Emergency Exit System (RTE-EES) has been accredited by Secured by Design as a critical component part of a door set, whereas because the Self Resetting Emergency Exit Button (BGU-EES) is a new product, it has not been tested yet.
However, it will be tested shortly to also gain Secured by Design accreditation.
Other than these differences, both products are exactly the same, and the information contained on this page is applicable to both products unless stated above.
When to Choose the Self Resetting Exit System
The Self Resetting Exit System is not limited to being used in conjunction with an Urmet Door Entry/Access Control system.
This means that if your project requires a ‘Push to Exit’ or ‘Press to Escape’ button, or needs to adhere to Secured by Design guidelines, then no matter what system you’re using, you can use the Urmet Self Resetting Exit Systems.
Urmet Self-Resetting Exit Systems can be used in any of the following applications:
Small Apartment Blocks
We’ve written a solution post which explains the Urmet Self Resetting Emergency Exit System (RTE-EES) in more depth. If you’d like to find out more, then that’s where you can…