OK…who knows what’s wrong with the door in this photo, sent in by Jeff Tock of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies?

Bottom Rod

Here are a couple more sent by Jeff.  The second one is obvious, but can you tell what’s wrong with the first one?

Touch Sense Bar

Modified Panic Hardware

This exit lock was the height of technology back in the early 1950’s (here’s the patent), and Matt Beckensto of Taylor Cotton Ridley Inc. found one still in use in a Florida hospital.  I have seen them locally at Harvard.

Exit Lock

Darren Patton of Isenhour Door sent me this one…I definitely won’t be putting it in my “beautiful door” file!  That looks like a sad case of door abuse to me!  Citizen’s Arrest!!!

Ugly Pair

A few weeks ago I worked on a code presentation with Marc Zolner, who is the Operations Controller – Americas for Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.  He was teaching his staff about codes, which of course I thought was incredibly cool!  Since then, he has sent me several photos of code issues he’s seen…I may have to deputize him!

First, a blocked exit…and can you see any other problems?

Blocked Door

And second, a pretty common sight in hotels – a corridor closed off with a curtain, with a blocked exit route behind it!

Exit Corridor a  Exit Corridor

I still have MORE reader photos to post – I think I’ll just keep going until I’m done with my spring cleaning.  Have a great Memorial Day weekend and keep your eyes peeled for doors of interest!

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