Detex Corporation of New Braunfels, Texas, has announced an exclusive advancement in exit devices. The patented Detex Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device integrates both functions for more efficient operation. It has no external magnets, electric strikes, or electric trims—everything is contained in the rim device—so there are fewer components to install, and fewer to malfunction and affect performance. For authorized personnel, the latch retraction operates with the access control system, bypassing delayed egress to allow exit and entry without sounding the alarm. Unauthorized entry triggers a 100-decibel alarm and keeps the door locked for 15 seconds, allowing time for staff to respond. A fire alarm input provides life safety override for immediate exit during a fire emergency.