Jim Campbell of Allegion sent me this Fixed-it Friday photo this morning, and it made me wonder about the code-compliance of egress deterrents.  The photo was taken at a VERY well-known theme park which does a great job with their door-related code-compliance, and is frequently inspected by the local code officials.  The black part of this chain looks like it might be a magnet, which would allow the chain to separate easily if someone tried to exit through this door.  I’ve also seen plastic loops – like light-weight zip ties which break when someone tries to open the door.  As far as I know, the model codes don’t address these deterrents.

Does anyone have any experience/opinions?


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