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The Dallas is a highly efficient and cost-effective card-operated, door-locking device. The mechanical component is an extruded aluminum bar, containing an electronically released door lock and associated electronics. The entire assembly is powered with DC current, furnished by Power Over Cat 5 Cable.

The Dallas, as shown here, is attached to the inside across the middle of access doors, providing maximum security and protection against forced entry attempts from the outside. From the inside, the door opens easily with a nudge on the black push pad. The cable on the left connects The Dallas to a power source and controlling computer. The locking mechanism is "fail secure" and remains locked in the event of power loss.

When properly installed these devices are rated as a Grade 1 security device. Grade 1 is the highest rating given by the testing agency for rim locking devices. Grade 1 means they passed the testing requirements of 1500 lbs. static force, 70 ft. lbs of impact force and withstands 500,000 cycles.

Doors protected with The Dallas system only can be opened mechanically with a key or after the locking mechanism has been activated by an external card reader.

The CRASHBAR is mounted in the middle of the access door on the interior secure side, thereby boosting its resistance to physical attack. The panel-less design eliminates specialized circuits and technicians by integrating the mechanism with sensors and a card reader. Standard Category 5 cabling and Internet protocols link the CRASHBAR to the computer over the corporate network. This benefits the owner by leveraging their computer and personnel assets. In most cases their in-house technicians will be able to maintain the system. The simplicity of the CRASHBAR wiring, resulting from integrating its sensors with the locking device, has made the door component installation easily within the skills of a good locksmith.

All Hexicurity Products are compatible with the major manufactures of MiFare, Proximity and Weigand Readers.



From Commercial Inspection - Panic Bars - InterNACHI Inspection Forum


The USBC requires that panic hardware consist of a door-latching assembly incorporating an activating device (typically a horizontal bar or push pad) that causes the door to unlatch when a force is applied in the direction of egress travel. Approved panic hardware must meet the following specifications:
  1. 1. Have a maximum unlatching force of 15 pounds and be capable of one handed operation without special effort or knowledge.
  2. 2. On standard swinging exit doors the activating portion of the releasing device shall extend at least one-half () the width of the door leaf.
  3. 3. On balanced exit doors the activating device must be of the push-pad type and shall
  1. not extend more than one-half () the width of the door leaf from the latch side.
  2. 4. The activating device must be mounted at a height greater than 36 inches but less than 48 inches above the finished floor.

SIMPLE AccessPanic Hardware Inside

Surface mounted Panic Hardware is easy to install. Just a single CAT-5 Cable provides power and data.

Dallas Unsecure Side

The unsecured side of the Dallas installation shows the card reader, mechanical key override, and the mounting plate. The Dallas is compatible with proximity and smart card readers in addition to the illustrated Wiegand swipe reader.