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Vendor Spotlight 1-21-13


Now offering Battery Powered Door-Propped Alarm EAX-300

(January 2012) – New Braunfels, Texas Detex Corporation now offers the Battery Powered Door-Propped Alarm EAX-300 that sounds an alert when a secured door is propped open. It provides a low-cost security solution because it requires no electrical connection and is quick and easy to install.

“Propping can defeat the whole security system, but some customers hesitate to install a wired alarm because of the electrical connection requirements,” said Ken Kuehler, national accounts manager for Detex Corporation. “The battery powered alarm is a practical solution that’s especially useful in retrofitting situations because it saves money as well as space.”

The EAX-300 can be field-set for door-open times ranging from one second to two minutes, with a 15-second default. A 100-decibel alarm alerts employees, then silences when the door is closed so there is no waiting for a key-holder to arrive. A 9-volt battery with low battery/LED alert powers the alarm. Accurate installation is foolproof, with a patented plastic template that indicates alignment with the internal magnetic door contact. Weatherized models are available for outside doors.

“Of course, Detex also offers hard-wired alarms,” said Kuehler. “But customers who have very tight budgets or unusual installation problems really like this battery powered option. They also appreciate the energy savings on HVAC losses that result from doors propped open for long periods of time.”

For more than a century, Detex has earned the trust of architects and owners who rely on Detex products for the safety and security of people and property. A USA company,Detex designs, manufactures, markets and ships products around the world from New Braunfels, Texas. Detex is known for life safety and security door hardware, loss prevention and architectural hardware, integrated door security systems, and guard tour verification.

To learn more about the new Battery Powered Door-Propped Alarm EAX-300, visit or email

Ken Kuehler
Detex Corporation
830-629-2900 Ext. 4308

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