Each tGard stack has between one and ten slots for different elements which create an interlock that is configured for your specific application. Each slot can have a mix of different things, this page gives technical details about Escape Release.

If you are not familiar with tGard we recommend you first read about the range in general on the tGard product page or look at our how to buy tGard page to understand the process of configuring the perfect stack.

Escape Release 



Standard 60mm Escape Release 



Variable length Escape Release

Escape Release Element 


  • Element allows emergency exit even if unit is locked by keys and solenoid.
  • Pressing Escape Release automatically breaks safety circuits and holds them open until is reset.
  • Reset is achieved via front mounted push mechanism. The reset should only be operated when the door is closed.
  • When present, the push IR always occupies the top element.
  • TRX works through wall thickness up to 60mm.
  • TRZ allows customer to customise length emergency release up to a wall thickness of 300mm.

Technical Specifications 


Housing Materials

Painted die cast aluminium

Back Plate

Stainless Steel


Dark Grey

Ingress Protection


Mechanical Life

1,000,000 Operations

Ambient Temperature

-25°C to 40°C (-13°F to 104°F)


Indoor use only

*IP protection is to the tGard stack that this module attaches to, when correctly fitted according to installation and maintenance instructions.

Safety Data





TÜV SÜD for Europe, Canada & USA


Cat. 3, PLd (EN/ISO 13849-1)

Functional Safety Data

B10d (for whole tGard device, which will contain multiple elements) / 5,000,000

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