This photo, from an ice arena, gives me the chills. Ice rinks are notoriously difficult locations for doors and hardware…lots of abuse, often a high occupant load, humidity and corrosion issues, and other contributing factors. In case you don’t see the problem right away, look at the top of the mullion. Angle brackets have been bolted to each door, and there is a pin inserted through one bracket, through the mullion, and through the other bracket. Someone trying to exit through these doors would likely have no idea why they won’t open.
What would you do if you saw this “security solution”?
Thank you to Jim Hooker for the photo!