Fire security doors

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Multifamily includes apartment entrances off a common hallway.
Door Hardware

Five Code Considerations for Multifamily Residential Buildings

Door openings play an important role in the safety of buildings, and multifamily residential buildings are no exception. Egress doors facilitate evacuation during an emergency...
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Door Hardware

Building And Fire Codes and the Locksmith

Oct. 17, 2011
Building and Fire Codes are such an important aspect of locksmithing that every locksmith should have a working knowledge of codes that affect your market area. Locksmiths should...
Fire-rated office building doors. (We do not endorse this method of disabling the keyed lock cylinder)
Electronics & Access Control

Installing Locking Devices on Fire Doors

Oct. 14, 2011
Dealing with Fire Doors is a critical activity of locksmiths especially when deploying access control. This is because converting the means of how the door locks and unlocks will...
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Door Hardware

Conducting Fire Door Assembly Inspections

Oct. 5, 2011
The protection of life and property has always been a main focus of the locksmith profession. Often that focus has been directed on keeping the bad guys out, so to speak. Installing...
Example of fire rated opening
Fire security doors

Fire Door Inspections Heating Up

Oct. 5, 2011
As locksmiths, we are ideally suited to offer fire door inspections. We spend most of our lives looking at and servicing openings and door hardware in order to protect life and...
Door Hardware

Exit Device Conversion

July 6, 2010
A lever lock-equipped fire door and jamb is converted to a rim exit device, while maintaining the fire rating.