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Oct 02 2013

WW: Velcro Dogging

Category: Panic Hardware,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:13 am Comments (12)

In a brand-spanking-new huge and beautiful convention center, these attracted a lot of attention and MANY people mentioned them to me last week.  The panics have hex-key dogging, so I have no idea why they’ve resorted to wide-scale use of velcro.  Speaking of dogging…last night I went to an evening meeting at a school, and the teacher used her key to let us in the main exterior door.  Once inside, she turned to face the door opening and said, “Ok – there’s a trick…where is it?”  Then she spied the small end of an allen wrench sticking out of a hole in the frame about 6 feet up, pulled it out, dogged the panic, and stuck the wrench back in the hole.  Very high-tech.  The funny thing is…the other leaf of the pair has an electric latch retraction device; all they need is a switch at the door to dog it.

Velcro Dogging

Velcro Dogging

12 Responses to “WW: Velcro Dogging”

  1. Brent says:

    A church group my wife and I belong to rented a facility with similar doors, the first night all we could hear throughout the event was the metallic “clatching” sound of the panic bar banging into the door frame, the next night we secured them in a very similar way.

    • Lori says:

      As long as they weren’t fire doors, that’s fine, but the facility should have just dogged the devices for you.

  2. Safecrackin Sammy says:

    Quite obvious that the installer threw away the hex dogging key and instructions when the installation was done….

  3. Jim McDonald says:

    Was this in Nashville?

  4. Khozema Kazi, AHC/FDAI says:

    To others who reside outside USA it is strange to see such ignorance on the land that generates standards and codes for the world to follow.

  5. Paul says:

    I have seen similar velcro products advertised as “lock down devices” so the panic can quickly be sucured without looking for a dogging key in an emergency lockdown situation.

  6. chris says:

    these are actually placed on doors that remain locked while the building is in normal use and if the building must be placed in a lock down situation all one has to do is pull the velcro tab and not try messing with a little allen head key in the door mechanism does not effect any fire codes at all because the door remains operable

  7. Steve Tichenor says:

    Interested in your products and application. Please contact me regarding pricing

    • Lori says:

      Hi Steve –

      I’m sorry – we don’t sell this product but our panic hardware is available with several options for dogging with a hex-key, a key cylinder, or electric latch retraction.

      – Lori

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