These Wordless Wednesday photos, from Geno Markette of Yates and Felts, are not just your run-of-the-mill padlocked-gate photos.  The panic hardware is a Von Duprin Chexit, designed to delay egress for 15 seconds.  Someone obviously went to a lot of trouble and expense to install this hardware, but the padlocked gate defeats the purpose.

This is exactly why I am not in favor of allowing non-code-compliant security methods “after hours.”  Inevitably the padlocks/gates/creative devices end up secured while the building is occupied, and could also impede firefighter egress if a fire occurs when the building is not occupied.


You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content.