It’s easy to overlook one issue or set of requirements when you’re solving another problem; we’ve seen this with classroom barricade devices.  In the case shown in the photo below, a retail store has implemented this creative hold-open because of an assault that occurred in their public restroom.  Unfortunately this is a fire door, and is not supposed to be held open mechanically.  There ARE ways to do this right and address both the need for security and for fire protection, but it’s usually more expensive than the creative methods we see in Fixed-it Friday photos.

Thank you to Chris Clark of Allegion for today’s Fixed-it Friday photo!

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