• FF: Double-Sponge Door Stop
    Yes, you are looking at two kitchen sponges wrapped in a washcloth. Whatever works - Happy Fixed-it Friday!Read More... The post FF: Double-Sponge Door Stop appeared first on I Dig Hardware. ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-02-15By Lori
  • My Appreciation
    I will get back on track with doors and hardware tomorrow, but today I want to give thanks. First, a little story that might initially sound strange, but does have a point...Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-02-12By Lori
  • Lead-Lined Closer Covers
    What do you know about lead-lined doors, frame, and hardware? Here's one little tidbit, but I'd appreciate it if you would share your insight!Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-02-07By Lori
  • QQ: Extended Latch Guards
    A follow-up to an earlier post...Can extended latch guards be installed to bring doors with surface vertical rods into compliance with the accessibility standards?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-02-04By Lori
  • FF: Southeast Asia Airport
    A knob, lever, AND a mag-lock? And what's with the stainless plates? Are they covering old vision lights or do you think they were "original equipment"?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-02-01By Lori
  • WW: Take a Closer Look
    Sometimes fire door problems are not evident until you take a closer look. I wonder how many people have walked past these doors and never suspected...Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-30By Lori
  • QQ: Monitored or Recorded Egress
    Quick Question: Is it code-compliant for a card reader on the egress side of the door to be used to monitor who uses the door?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-29By Lori
  • Michele Gay on Classroom Security
    This video from Michele Gay of Safe and Sound Schools is a great tool for helping to educate parents, teachers, and school administrators about school security and safety. Share it!Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-24By Lori
  • WW: Delayed Egress Retrofit
    Joe Fazio of Precision Doors & Hardware sent me today's Wordless Wednesday photo. I don't know what to say. How about you?Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-23By Lori
  • NFPA 3000 Webinar – Archived Recording
    One part of this webinar that got my attention was the EMS perspective on how a delay in accessing the classroom could affect the medical outcome. The archived webinar is linked in this post.Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-22By Lori
  • WWYD? Classroom Exit Alarm
    I really need your expertise on this one...talk to me about exit alarms to deter the use of classroom doors, or to at least notify the teacher that someone has opened the door.Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-21By Lori
  • FF: Door Holder
    Thanks to Kelly Reese of Allegion for today's Fixed-it Friday photo! Hopefully this isn't a fire door!Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-18By Lori
  • Decoded: Crossword Puzzle – Part 2 (March 2019)
    A couple of weeks ago I posted Part 1 of my new Decoded crossword puzzle...here's Part 2! I would appreciate any feedback before the March issue of Door Security + Safety goes to print.Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-17By Lori
  • WW: Moose & Squirrel
    A few years ago, I shared a video of an automatic door being opened by birds – it really seemed like they were intentionally activating the motion sensor.  Yesterday, Austin Bammann of Central Indiana Hardware sent me a link to a news video involving an automatic door, which reminded me ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-16By Lori
  • NFPA Journal: Mind the Gap
    To bring more clarity, the Fire Protection Research Foundation has begun work on a full-scale fire test on fire doors with varying gaps between the door and frame.Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2019-01-15By Lori
2018-06-13T16:20:15+00:00 June 9th, 2018|

About the Author:

I am a locksmith working in Atlanta, GA, USA. I am a member of ALOA, the Clearstar Security Network, Locksmith Nation, and the Locksmith Security Association of Michigan. Connect with me on LinkedIn or email me.