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Fire Code Friday: Locks & Latches

June 4, 2021

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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Fire Code Friday: Labels for Fire and Panic

May 28, 2021

TGIFire Code Friday! Today we look at NFPA 80 (6.4.4): Fire exit hardware must be labeled for both fire and panic. The label must be permanently attached and must include serial number and manufacturer’s name and type of approval. Do NOT remove or paint over these labels! Labels are reviewed during inspection so do not […]

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Fire Code Friday: Classifications of Hardware

May 21, 2021

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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FedLock to the Rescue!

May 19, 2021

We’re proud of our team’s “go the extra mile” attitude. While that usually pertains to security work, yesterday our technicians went above and beyond. They were parking at a client’s building when they saw a lost dog running down the sidewalk. They were able to catch the dog and reunite him with his owner, who […]

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Fire Code Friday: Inspections

May 14, 2021

If the fire marshal showed up today, would your building comply with Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)? Things to look for: floor space on both sides of opening is clear.latching/locking devices do not require keys, tools, or special releasing operation per door leaf.releasing hardware is installed 34-48″ above the floor.door closers meet speed requirements […]

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Tech Talk: Adam

May 5, 2021

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Adam. He has 9 years of experience and is factory certified to work on numerous products, including exit devices, closers, and safe locks. Adam is very knowledgeable about doors and a great resource when we see a unique entry. Q: What […]

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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 (, 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 ( 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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