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Fire Code Friday: Releasing Devices

April 9, 2021

TGIFire Code Friday! A door in a means of egress must have a releasing device. Per NFPA 101 (7.2.1.5.10-12), these devices shall be located 34″-48″ above the finished floor and must not require more than one operation to release the door open. Those doors shall not have ANY additional locking device (padlock, deadbolt, etc).

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It’s Already April?!

April 2, 2021

Can you believe we are already in Q2?!? What projects are on your spring budget list? We are here to help with all things security: doors, locks, rekeys, closers, access control. What can we do to help your team?

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Fire Code Friday: Electric Locks

March 26, 2021

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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Spring Has Sprung!

March 22, 2021

Spring has officially sprung! Contact us for all of your door hardware needs: hinges, locks, closers, and more. We can help with it ALL!

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Fire Code Friday: Door Clearance

March 19, 2021

TGIFire Code Friday! What good are fire rated doors and hardware if smoke and fire can sneak through gaps? NFPA 80 provides the required measurements that prevent those gaps to allow fire to spread. Clearance under the bottom of the door (4.8.4) can be no more than 3/4 inch. Clearance between the door and frame […]

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Fire Code Friday: Astragals

March 12, 2021

Per NFPA 80 (6.4.7), astragals may not inhibit free use of either leaf when located in a means of egress. This photo, for example, would not meet code because both doors cannot be opened independently. Questions or concerns? We are here to assist you!

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Tech Talk: Aric

March 9, 2021

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Aric. He has 5 years of experience and is factory certified to work on numerous products, including ADA operators, Doorking Systems, and Alibi cameras. If FedLock has worked with your access control or electronics, you’ve likely met Aric.Q: What is your […]

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Simple Solution: Rekeys

March 2, 2021

We are often asked to “change the locks” but most clients don’t actually want to change the lever or deadbolt. “Rekeying” is restructuring the pins inside the lock so that old keys will no longer work. This is a great option if keys have been lost or new tenants are moving into a space. A simple […]

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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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