Here are a couple of upcoming opportunities for online training…

January 22nd, 2015:  Access Control Solutions for Gates and Remote Locations (John Dalrymple, Allegion)

Description: Protecting school grounds is a top priority, but adding access control in remote areas can be problematic. Fire and life safety codes for applications such as gates are often overlooked. This webinar will look at the unique needs of an elementary school in securing the bus parking area. We will discuss the codes that must be considered and provide an overview of several innovative wireless solutions that enable electronic access control to quickly and easily be added.  Click here to register.


January 21st, 2015:  Decoded: Life Safety and Egress (Lori Greene, Allegion, on behalf of DHI)

My next online Decoded class will be held on Wednesday, January 21st from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern. This is the third class in the series of 4 presented on behalf of the Door & Hardware Institute, and I will cover the requirements for life safety and egress, including:

  • DHIoccupancy types
  • opening protectives
  • parts of a means of egress
  • travel distance, common path of travel, dead end corridors
  • hardware operation
  • panic hardware
  • impact-resistant glazing
  • clear width, projections, and door swing
  • opening force and auto operators
  • luminous egress path markings

To register for Class 3 or the 4th and final class – Decoded: Codes for Electrified Hardware, which will be held in February, click here. The classes are free for DHI members, and $25/class for non-members. Each class is eligible for 5 CEP points for participants in DHI’s Continuing Education Program.

If you missed Class 1 (Introduction & Accessibility) or 2 (Fire Door Assemblies) and you are a member of DHI, you can view the recordings for free by accessing the members-only DHInteractiv system. Your DHI member login and password are required for DHInteractiv. Once you login, click the Members Only tab, then click on Resources on the left to access the webinar archive. If you need assistance logging in or accessing the archive, contact or call 703–222-2010.

Here are the steps to find the content on the DHInteractive system:

Step 1: Go to and Login with your ID and password. If you don’t know this information, you can use this link to send yourself a reminder email.

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Step 2: Click the link in the left sidebar for Membership.

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Step 3: Click the link at the bottom for Members Only.

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Step 4: Click the link for the video.

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If you have trouble logging in or accessing the archive, contact or call 703–222-2010.

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