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Fire Code Friday: Access Control

February 19, 2021

Have you wondered how to use access control while following fire code? NFPA 101 (7.2. 1.6.2) is your answer. Fire exit doors may have an access control system ONLY IF:– A sensor on the egress side unlocks upon detection of an occupant approaching the door.– Loss of power to the lock or sensor unlocks the […]

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Tech Talk: Featuring Chad

February 17, 2021

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Chad. He has 5 years of experience and is factory certified to work on numerous products, including ADA operators, Doorking Systems, and Alibi cameras and CCTV. Chad is one of our go-to technicians for electronics.Q: What is your favorite type […]

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Fire Code Friday: Continuous Hinges

February 12, 2021

We love continuous hinges! They are practical, cost-effective, and meet fire code. Per NFPA 80.6.4, continuous hinges must be within 1″ of the door height. On an existing door, this installation may require filling holes from the standard hinges but will still meet code. A continuous hinge prevents the door from sagging, which not only […]

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It’s Fob-ruary!

February 9, 2021

Maybe you want to avoid having lots of keys floating around. Maybe the door style isn’t conducive to “standard” locks. Whatever the reason, electronic access control is the perfect solution for multiple issues! Fob readers and magnetic locks are a great option for all types of buildings. If an employee is terminated or a resident moves out, […]

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Fire Code Friday: Panic Hardware

February 5, 2021

TGIFire Code Friday! You are likely familiar with the basics of panic hardware, but there are a few very important details to keep in mind: 1. The actuating portion of the device must be at least half the width of the door. 2. The device must be mounted between 34-48 inches above the finished floor. […]

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Fire Code Friday: Closing Devices

January 29, 2021

TGIF, it’s Fire Code Friday ! To help contain potential fires, a closing device is required on every fire door, adjusted to ensure positive latching on each door operation (NFPA 80 – 6.4). If you have doors that don’t close or latch properly, contact us ASAP for service.

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Celebrate Good Times

January 26, 2021

A lot happened in 1989: HTML (and subsequently, the world wide web) was created, The Simpsons debuted, and the Berlin Wall came down. In more personal news, FedLock was founded. We are excited to celebrate 32 years as a locally owned, small business serving the security needs of commercial, government, and multi-family properties! We looked back […]

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Tech Talk: Featuring Chris

January 19, 2021

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Chris, a Senior Technician and one of our “safe whisperers.” He has 10 years of experience and numerous certifications. In addition to standard door locks, Chris is a registered safe technician and is an expert with LKMs, X-10s, and S&G locks.Q: What […]

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Fire Code Friday: Path of Egress

January 15, 2021

It’s almost the weekend, which means it’s Fire Code Friday! In case of , there must be a barrier-free path of travel to the exits. Every doorway in this path shall have a clear width, allowing the door open to 90*. (The open position is measured from the face of the door at 90* to […]

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FedLock in Action: Speedy Response Time

January 12, 2021

Our fleet includes 20 technicians and vans, stocked and ready to jump into action. We work throughout the entire DC metropolitan area so we can dispatch a tech to reach you quickly. You’ll speak with a human – not a recording. We have a team in our office dedicated to logistics and scheduling. When you […]

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