At a Glance

Truly Fail Safe System

RAL6016 Green Finish

Event Logging using IPassan

Definable Reset Times

SBD Tested & Certified

Details

It’s important to note that the vandal resistant, Urmet Self Resetting Emergency Exit system works with both Urmet AND Third Party Access Control systems, however to use features such as ‘event logging’ and ‘definable thresholds’, then you will need to use the Urmet Access Control system IPassan.

The Urmet Self Resetting Emergency Exit system arrives as standard in an RAL6016 green finish. It also has 2 separate outputs, these can be used for…

Used to interface with our Access Control system, ‘IPassan‘ for event logging and threshold counting

Used for an external device, for example a CCTV camera.

This camera can be activated to record when the ‘Press to Exit’ button is pressed, for example. This event can then be logged in IPassan Manager, which the Building Manager can view in real time or retrospectively with the associated CCTV recording.

The Self Resetting Emergency Exit system has definable reset times (1,6,12 or 24 minutes), a built-in door alarm sounder will be activated for the duration of the pre-defined open time.

How does it work?

The ‘Press to Exit’ button is integrated with the access ontrol system, so that when a visitor or resident presses the ‘Press to Exit’ button, an event is logged in the access control system.

This event can be viewed by the Building Manager for real time, or retrospective event reports.

When a visitor presses the ‘Press to Exit’ button, it is possible to fully define the door open time  in IPassan Manager (the access control system).

However, what sets the RTE-EES apart is that if the Access Control system is offline, when pressed, the Press to Exit button will detect this, and then mechanically break the power to the door release – meaning that the door can always be opened.

When a visitor or resident presses the ‘Press to Escape’ button, again, an event is logged in IPassan Manager (the access control system), which can be viewed by the building manager in real time or retrospectively.

However, what sets the RTE-EES apart is that when pressing the ‘Press to Escape’ button, this triggers the timing circuit within the device which in turn breaks the power to the door release – opening the door and allowing for a safe escape.

HOWEVER… after a pre-set period of time (1,6,12 or 24 minutes), the door will automatically relock!

During this pre-defined open time, a built-in alarm sounder will be activated.

Why is the Urmet Solution the Best?

In October 2019, Urmet visited New Scotland Yard to present our RTE15 (the predecessor of the RTE-EES) to Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCO’s). Whilst they were impressed, they also had a suggestion for how to make it better…

  • ‘When the emergency escape button is pressed, it should create an event log’

So, Urmet took their feedback on board, and decided to take their suggestion even further when developing the current Self Resetting Emergency Exit System (RTE-EES).

As a result, Version 2 of the Self Resetting Emergency Exit System now has…

Urmet listened to the Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCO’s), and now, whenever the emergency exit button is pressed, an event log is made in IPassan Manager.

These logs can be used by the Building Manager for real time and retrospective event reports.

Definable thresholds can now be set in IPassan Manager to monitor every event.

For example, a threshold can be set on the emergency exit button for ’20 presses in 24 hours’; if this number is exceeded, an automated email can be sent to the Building Manager alerting them of this.

But there’s more…

You see, with a traditional Break Glass Unit, when you smash the glass, the door connection is permanently broken, at least until someone is called out to reset the unit.

This means the door is left unlocked for potentially days, leaving the building unsecured.

However, with the Urmet Self Resetting Emergency Exit System, when pressing the ‘Press to Escape’ button, the power to the door release is broken as normal, however the door then RE-LOCKS after a defined period of time (1,6,12 or 24 minutes).

This makes sure that the building stays secure in the event of accidental activation or misuse.

It also saves your client money in the long run too, as they don’t have to keep calling someone out to reset the unit (a traditional pain point)- making the Urmet solution ideal to push up to your client.

This is summed up in the Self Resetting Emergency Exit System product demonstration in the video below:

Ok so you’ve got that, but you’ve used other brands’ Self Resetting Exit Switches before and they’ve worked fine, how is the Urmet solution better than their solution?

Good question.

You’ve seen it, a traditional ‘Push to Exit’ switch which says underneath

‘In the event of emergency, press and hold exit button while opening the door’

But in some buildings, the exit switch can be out of reach from the main door, and if some of the residents in the building have a disability, they can’t hold the ‘Push to Exit’ button down, and open the door at the same time.

In emergency situations, or to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), it’s factors such as this that should be considered.

However, this is not something that you need to worry about with the Urmet solution, as the ‘Press to Escape’ button breaks the door release for a definable time without having to hold the button down, just press and go.

What’s the Best Application?

The Urmet Self Resetting Emergency Exit System is ideal for any of the following applications…

Student Accommodation

Offices & Commercial

Private Residential

Public Buildings

Multi-Dwelling Residential

How can I find out more?

We have created a video for the Urmet Self Resetting Emergency Exit System, you can view this at the top of this article.

Alternatively, you can visit our dedicated product page, complete with a list of features and FAQ’s surrounding the Urmet Self Resetting Emergency Exit System.

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