Flatirons Locksmiths, a full service locksmith company Tip#7. Maintaining your Detex exit alarm. Many commercial and especially retail locations are required by the fire department to install and maintain an exit alarm at the rear door to their store or building. The most common exit alarm system is manufactured by Detex and is fairly simple to maintain yet we often find that it is one of those minor items that gets forgotten. Many people call us after the fire department has gone through their inspection and this is one of the items on the list, In order to maintain the alarm there is a small 9 volt battery inside of the Detex cylinder that has lost power over the years it has sat in there. What we usually hear is that cylinder is locked, as it is supposed to be, but the small key to open up the cylinder is missing and no one knows where it is. So what we usually are able to do for these folks is pick the lock and either replace the missing key or the lock entirely so you can access this device in future and keep it in working order.
Flatirons Locksmiths operates in Boulder & Broomfield County in Colorado, answering calls to Boulder, Broomfield, Superior, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Niwot & Longmont. We look forward to serving you!