DETEX Corporation was originally a company established in 1878 by Abraham A. Newman to manufacture and sell stationary watch clocks.

The Long Journey 

DETEX has over 140 years of involvement in the watch clock industry, offering its customers unparalleled quality products. 


Thanks to a series of product improvements and changes over the years, the company successfully modernized its product line. 

A New Name 

In 1964, WATCHCLOCK was removed from the company name, and DETEX Corporation became the official corporate designation.  


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DETEX offers an array of industry-leading life safety and security door hardware products. The company's product line includes superior, heavy-duty exit devices and economical premium options to exit alarms, key vaults, access control devices, low energy automatic operators, and many more. 

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Detex products are durable, easy to install, innovative, technologically advanced and architecturally beautiful. For years, such products have served to secure buildings and the important contents they house across many industries and businesses, including retail, restaurant, school, hospital, manufacturing, warehouse or office building. Rest assured, Detex specializes in providing the exact solutions required to protect the lives and property in your building. 

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