There’s more virtual training available this week, and here’s an early notification of a session being held next week:

Topic: Application of the PASS Guidelines and Checklist Tools for Practitioners and End Users

Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time

This is a panel discussion with perspectives from a Security Consultant and a former K12 Security Director who have utilized the PASS Guidelines and Checklist tools. Learn how they utilized these resources in their work and environments to:
  • Support Risk Assessment and Development of Security Plans
  • Develop Grant Proposals
  • Establish Safety/Security Standards
  • Avoid Pitfalls

This webinar will be hosted by DHI and DSSF, and qualifies for 2 DHI CE Points.  The presenters are:

  • Mark Williams, currently serving as Board Chairman of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), as a volunteer advisor for the Secure Schools Alliance, as a technical committee member of the NFPA 3000 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (Asher) standard, and as a member of the Rapid Access Advisory Council.
  • Guy Grace, serving as the Chairman of the Advisory Council for The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools and as the Strategic Safety and Security advisor for the Innovative institute for Fan Experience.

Click here to register for the PASS training.  The 5th edition of the PASS guidelines can be downloaded from


I’m putting the finishing touches on Friday’s presentation for the Security in 30 webinar series which is designed with security integrators in mind.  If you are an access control integrator, please join me this Friday, February 19th at 12:30 EST, for Security in 30: Live with Allegion.

Topic: Code Compliance, Fire Rated Doors

Allegion is excited to continue the Security in 30 Series targeted to equip you with updates and insights on key technology, policy, and business trends influencing the market of commercial access control. Join us on Feb 19th at 12:30pm EST for our discussion on Code Compliance, with special focus on Fire Rated Doors, led by Lori Greene- DAHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI, FDHI. Topics that will be covered during this session include:

  • Which products can be used on fire door assemblies
  • How to modify existing fire doors without affecting the rating
  • Filling existing holes when new hardware is installed
  • The proper type of electrified hardware to use on fire rated stairwell doors

Click here to register for the February 19th session, or to access recordings of past episodes of Security in 30.

If you know any integrators who could benefit from learning more about fire doors, feel free to pass it along!


The Allegion 101 series continues this week.  These classes are designed for people who are new to the industry, new to the Allegion family of brands, or just want to learn more about hardware.  Tuesday’s session is:

  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST: Allegion 101 – Control the Door: LCN

    • In this session, you will learn about the important role door closers play in controlling an opening and protecting people and property. See how a door closer works and how one can adjust for speed and control in the opening and closing cycles. Learn the difference between universal door closers and application-specific door closers. And, become familiar with popular LCN model numbers/nomenclature so you can more readily interpret documents (e.g., order acknowledgements, templates, etc.) and literature (e.g., catalogs, brochures, etc.). Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, will lead this session.

The complete list of classes in the Allegion 101 series is here and you can register using the links on the Allegion Virtual Events Calendar. If you miss a class, the recordings are on the Event Board of the Allegion Training Page.


In addition, our national trainers will offer four more webinars on Webinar Wednesday (all times are Eastern Standard Time):

  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Electrified Hardware for Access Control Systems and Security

    • Electrified and electronic hardware can enhance the security and safety of a facility if the hardware selections are made with the facility’s needs in mind. During this session, we’ll talk about the importance of asking questions of your clients to determine how they need openings to function given their access control and security requirements. We’ll have time to discuss some electrified and electronic hardware components commonly in use today and that can grow/adapt as your clients’ needs change. John Dalrymple, our Electronics Training Manager, will lead this session.
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Code Changes Affecting Classroom Doors
    • The 2018 editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code, and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code, all include changes specific to classroom doors. A Tentative Interim Amendment was approved in 2019 which further modifies the 2018 edition of NFPA 101. This session will cover the requirements of these model codes as they apply to classroom doors, including how these changes and some states’ legislation impact the types of security devices allowed on classroom doors. Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, will lead this session.
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Lock Functions

    • Are you new to locks for non-residential buildings? This webinar will provide you a solid foundation, from describing lock functions in terms of how the lock behaves to explaining the difference between function name, ANSI number, and Schlage model number. You’ll get the opportunity to practice selecting the best lock function for a particular scenario. Gordon Malczewski, Schlage Training Manager, will be your guide.
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: Steelcraft Door and Frame Construction and Application

    • New to hollow metal doors & frames? Join us to learn about Steelcraft door types, such as full flush, steel stiffened, temperature rise, and style and rail doors. You will also learn the difference between masonry and dry wall frames, including some application and installation considerations. Leon Starks, Steelcraft Training Manager, will lead this session.

Visit the Allegion Virtual Event Calendar for more information and to register for any of these sessions.

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