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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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Tech Talk: Miguel

June 20, 2022

Who better to ask about locks than the knowledgeable technicians who work on them every day? This month, we’re featuring Miguel. He has over 11 years of experience and is always ready to tackle new projects. Q: What is your favorite type of lock to repair/replace? Why?A: My favorite type of lock is the X-10. It’s a secure lock […]

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Fire Code Friday: Door Operations, week 3

June 17, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! This week is the third installment in a 3-part series on door operations. NFPA 80 (6.1.3) requires that all swinging fire doors must be closed and latched at the time of a fire. The third type of door operation is power operated. In these situations, the auto operator is automatically disconnected during […]

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Fire Code Friday: Door Operations, week 2

June 10, 2022

TGIFire Code Friday! This week is the second segment in a 3-part series on door operations. NFPA 80 (6.1.3) requires that all swinging fire doors must be closed and latched at the time of a fire. The second type of door operation is automatic-closing. These doors close and latch automatically when released by an automatic […]

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