Printed from the blog of Lori Greene, AHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Email: lori_greene@allegion.com, Blog: www.idighardware.com or www.ihatehardware.com


Nov 21 2014

FF: Dutch Door and More

Category: Doors Gone Wrong,Fixed-it FridayLori @ 1:47 am Comments (3)
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I just fixed an email issue that had resulted in A LOT of emails getting stuck in the spam filter, including notifications from my website when someone made a comment.  If you have sent me an email and I did not respond, your email may have gone into the Black Hole.  I’m (probably) not ignoring you – please email me again to follow up!

I think the Flickr slideshow is also fixed…it was working up until I told y’all about it and then it stopped, but if you click on the Flickr tab at the top of the screen you’ll be able to see the slideshow of some of my new favorites.

My Decoded Class 1 (accessibility) held this week on behalf of DHI was a great success – 380 people registered to attend!  The other 3 classes will be held in December (fire door assemblies), January (egress and life safety), and February (codes for electrified hardware).  If you missed yesterday’s class, DHI will be offering a recorded version for DHI members, so it’s not too late to catch up!  You can register here.

The notification system for new posts on this site is working just fine, but someone mentioned to me that the daily emails were too frequent for him.  Not a problem!  There is a weekly email available, which shows all of the new posts for the week.  If you’re not currently a subscriber, you can receive notifications by typing your email address in the applicable box in the right sidebar, and clicking “Join Now!”  If you need help switching from daily to weekly or vice versa, you can just drop me an email and I will take care of it.

I updated the list of available opportunities with Allegion, which are in the right sidebar just below the links to subscribe for notifications.  The one in the Caribbean is looking pretty good right now!

And finally, Mark Lineberger of Valley Doors and Hardware sent me today’s Fixed-it Friday photo.  This dutch door (I use the term loosely) was seen at the NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal.  I know it’s Friday but I’m Wordless.

Port Authority Dutch Door


Nov 19 2014

School Guard Glass

Category: Glass,School SecurityLori @ 11:24 pm Comments (13)
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I am cautiously excited about this product and I’d love your thoughts on it. According to this news report, the glass can be retrofitted in doors that currently have 1/4″ glass.  The FAQ page on the School Guard Glass website says that the glass kept the testing agent at bay for over 6 minutes, and has a cost of $1000-$1200 (installed) to replace the glass in one full glass door with the SGG4 product.  The SGG5 glazing kept the testing agent out for over 12 minutes, at a cost difference of about $18/square foot more than the SGG4.

Considering the typical response time by police and the average duration of these incidents, glass that could withstand 6 minutes of abuse would be a big step in the right direction.  The spec sheet on their website provides comparisons between various types of glazing.

So…what do you think?


Nov 19 2014

WW: Emerald City

Category: Egress,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:16 am Comments (3)
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My kids are in drama – I get it.  Sometimes they go a little overboard.  But I would have to step in before it got this far…

Welcome to the Emerald City

Did you know???  NFPA 101 – The Life Safety Code states, “It shall be the duty of principals, teachers, or staff to inspect all exit facilities daily to ensure that all stairways, doors, and other exits are in proper condition.”  I think someone missed this one.

Thank you to Robin Greenberg of Studio G Architects for the photo!


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