• FF: Jacked Up
    I love this Fixed-it Friday photo - it reminds me of my husband's efforts to secure one of our doors. Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-20By Lori
  • Health/Life Safety Glossary
    One of the difficulties faced by those of us advocating for code-compliant school security is the public perception that many states are allowing classroom barricade devices. This is not true...Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-19By Lori
  • Elevator Hoistway Doors
    I just saw these doors in a hotel, so it seems like a good time to write about the requirements for doors at an elevator hoistway. Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-17By Lori
  • WWYD? Auto Operator App
    I recently came across an app that literally "opens doors" for people who have disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to initiate an automatic door by pushing an actuator. Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-16By Lori
  • QQ: Mag-Locks on Fire Doors
    1) Are electromagnetic locks allowed to be used on fire door assemblies? 2) Do electromagnetic locks installed on fire door assemblies have to be labeled?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-12By Lori
  • Doors of Asheville, NC
    When I started iDigHardware, my oldest daughter was 7, and on this summer's road trip we're looking at colleges for her! EEEK!Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-10By Lori
  • Advisory – School Emergency Planning and Door Locking
    Over the past year I've been collecting school security information from various states, and adding links to the school security page of iDigHardware. Last week I received an advisory from Greg Thomson of Allegion, that made me so happy I got a little misty.Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-05By Lori
  • WW: Happy 4th!
    Technically these classroom doors were probably decorated for Veterans Day but they're the most patriotic doors I could find. What do you think...code-compliant or not?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-04By Lori
  • Mini Doors
    What do you think about these mini doors? Any code issues?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-03By Lori
  • WWYD? Tripping Hazard
    Last week an architect asked whether there is guidance in the codes or standards regarding the mounting location/maximum height for floor-mounted door stops, to ensure that the stop is not a tripping hazard. WWYD?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-02By Lori
  • FF: Surface-Mortise
    I saw this photo posted by Stephen Connor on the Crap Locksmithing Facebook page, and it left me Wordless even though it's Fixed-it Friday.Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-06-29By Lori
  • QQ: Manual Rearm for Delayed Egress
    Does a delayed egress lock have to be rearmed manually after power failure and fire alarm release, or only when the 15-second timer is activated by an attempt to exit?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-06-28By Lori
  • WW: What’s wrong with this picture?
    See anything odd in these Wordless Wednesday photos from Scott Straton of Allegion? Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-06-27By Lori
  • QQ: Elevator Lobby Egress
    Can elevator lobby doors be locked, and only allow egress through the tenant space when there is a fire alarm?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-06-26By Lori
  • State Funding for School Security
    In the last year or so, much more funding has become available for school security upgrades - millions of dollars. But how should the money be spent?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-06-25By Lori
2018-06-13T16:20:15+00:00 June 9th, 2018|

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