The card reader in this photo was installed to prevent access to the stairs on the other side of this door.  A card reader on the push side of a door with an electric strike and panic hardware doesn’t provide security, because you can just push on the touchpad of the panic to exit.  To rectify that “problem,” someone installed a screw in the panic hardware so the touchpad will not retract the latch.

I’m thinking the security integrator should have asked a few more questions and worked through the egress requirements before beginning this installation.

Screwed Up Panic Hardware

Thank you to Lenny Scorpiniti of Walsh Door and Hardware Co. (who was not responsible for this installation!) for today’s Fixed-it Friday photo!

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