I know it’s not Friday, but since tomorrow’s a holiday I’m publishing the FF post today and taking tomorrow off (well…maybe a half-day off at least).  Enjoy the 4th!

Jon Dudley from Allegion sent me this Fixed-it Friday photo after being called out to a hospital because of a panic device that was not functioning properly.  The access control system would operate the device electrically, but two self-tapping screws had been installed on the underside of the device which prevented the touchpad from being actuated manually.  This is not the first time I’ve seen panic hardware modified to prevent egress, but I hope it’s the last.

Can you imagine how the installer would feel if this modification resulted in injury or worse?

Disabled Panic Hardware

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