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Time Is Running Out!

September 14, 2022

It’s hard to believe summer is over and kids are back in school. Depending on your fiscal calendar, most of us are approaching the end of Q3 or the end of year. We’re still some longer lead-times on certain hardware items. Don’t wait to schedule those final repairs in the budget!

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Fire Code Friday: Closing Device

September 2, 2022

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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Fire Code Friday: Electric Locks

August 19, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! Not sure how to incorporate electric locks into your building while complying with Code? NFPA 101 (7.2.1.5.6) states that electric locks in the means of egress may be listed hardware, as long as the installed hardware requires the use of only one hand to egress and loss of power to the hardware […]

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Fire Code Friday: Locks and Latches

August 12, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! Let’s review some lock and latch code (NFPA 80 6.4.4): *Locks with interconnected deadbolts which are retracted when the latch bolt is retracted are permitted. *Automatic devices are permitted but must be activated by the fire protection system and become unlatched upon activation. *The latch throw minimum must be shown on the […]

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Happy 32nd Anniversary of the ADA!

July 26, 2022

Today we celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans With Disability Act! Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans have a disability? Ensure your building is accessible for all tenants, guests and employees! FedLock can assist with: *locks & levers (ease of use for those with grip or hand mobility struggles) *automatic operators & […]

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Fire Code Friday: Panic Hardware

July 22, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! You are likely familiar with the basics of panic hardware (NFPA 101 7.2.1.7), 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″ above the […]

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Fire Code Friday: Hardware Classifications

July 8, 2022

TGIF, it’s Fire Code Friday! Per NFPA 80.4.6, there are multiple classifications of hardware: *Builders’ hardware includes hinges, locks and latches, bolts and closers. *Fire exit hardware is an exit device labeled for both panic and fire protection. *Fire door hardware includes surface-mounted strap hinges, surface-applied latches and closing devices.

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Holiday Hours: Independence Day

July 4, 2022

Our office is closed today to celebrate Independence Day. We will resume normal operating hours tomorrow at 6am. You can still submit work requests via our contact page: https://flslock.com/contact/. Have a safe, fun holiday!

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Join Our Team – We’re Hiring!

June 28, 2022

Do you know somebody looking for a new career opportunity? We are looking for people to join our team! Join an established company in a thriving industry. The training never stops and the benefits are excellent.  We are seeking people who can work well in a fast-paced environment. Technicians must be able to work with hand tools and […]

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Fire Code Friday: Labels

June 24, 2022

TGIF, it’s Fire Code Friday! NFPA 80 (4.2) requires all listed items to bear a label. Labels must be applied in locations that are readily visible after installation, like the photo on the right. Can you read – or even see – the label in the left photo? This does not meet code because the […]

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