Coming up this Friday, the monthly webinar for security integrators:

Security in 30: The perimeter is secure, now what?

Join us for our April Security in 30: Live with Allegion webinar on Friday, April 16th at 12:30pm EST for The perimeter is secure, now what?

What happens when someone with bad intentions either breaches the perimeter or is already on the inside? How has the pandemic brought changes to the way our buildings (and the people in them) operate? In this session, Jamie Lyn Callahan (Channel Sales Manager) and Don Cherry (Electronic Sales Engineer) will talk best practices, things to consider and questions to ask once the perimeter has been secured.

We’ll be talking concepts, not gizmos! Join this lively conversation to hear more and ask questions of your own!

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


Allegion 101 continues tomorrow!  This series was designed for people who are new to the industry, new to the Allegion family of brands, or just want to learn more about hardware.  If you know of someone who is new to doors and hardware, or maybe someone in another role who could begin learning more about the technical / product side of things, set them up with this course!

Tuesday, April 13th:

  • 1:00-2:30pm EDT: Allegion 101. The Door & Frame: Steelcraft
    • In this session, learn about the world of Steelcraft hollow metal doors and frames. We’ll address such elements as frame profiles, drywall frames, masonry frames, and the anchors used in their installation. Learn about door construction and hardware reinforcements. Get familiar with common Steelcraft model numbers/nomenclature so you can make sense of documents (e.g., order acknowledgements, the price book, etc.) and literature (e.g., catalog pages, tech data manuals, etc.). Leon Starks, our Steelcraft and Republic Training Manager, will be your instructor.

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.


Our Webinar Wednesday sessions continue, with the following sessions presented this Wednesday, April 14th (all times are EDT):

  • 10:00-11:00am: Steelcraft Door & 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 drywall frames, including some application and installation considerations. Leon Starks, Steelcraft Training Manager, will lead this session.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: 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.
  • 2:00-3:00pm: The Essentials of Fire Door Inspections
    • Are you responsible or partially responsible for the integrity of the fire-rated openings at your facility or your customer’s facility? If so, then you probably also have some responsibility to ensure these openings pass an annual fire door inspection. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) first introduced requirements for annual fire door inspections in their 2007 edition of the NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. Since the NFPA 80 2013 edition, fire door inspectors are required to examine each fire door assembly for thirteen criteria. Learn what those thirteen criteria are, how to spot them, and ultimately, how to protect life and property by keeping fire doors operating properly. Join Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, for this informative session.
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Introduction to Basic Master Keying
    • If you’ve ever wondered how master keying works and are interested in learning some best practices for establishing and managing a master key system, this webinar is for you. Learn how there is a balance of safety, security and convenience aspects to any master key system. Learn the standard industry terms you will encounter when discussing master key system requirements with others.  From this webinar, you can download a master key system survey form to assess an existing master key system, including identifying potential weaknesses of the system.  Join Gordon Malczewski, our Senior Schlage Trainer, for this informative session.

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


This Thursday, April 15th, Mark Unglaub will be presenting an AIA Continuing Education Webinar called The ABCs of Access Control.  This 1-hour webinar offers 1 HSW learning unit for AIA members, and will be held at 12pm and again at 3pm EDT.  You can register for the noon session here, or click here to register for the 3pm presentation.

Here’s a short description of this class:

Access control systems are usually thought of in terms of a security enhancement over mechanical keys that let authorized personnel enter a building or area. However, access control systems can offer a variety of tools and benefits that are often overlooked such as increasing operational efficiencies and reducing costs by enabling integration with a large variety of workforce products and solutions like time and attendance and cashless purchasing.

Since electronic access control is common even in small facilities, understanding the system components and the product options for each component is imperative to specifying the right products for your client’s facility. In this course, we’ll explore electronic access control, its benefits to the owner, building inhabitants, and fire and life safety. We’ll also discuss component features and solutions, and options for building openings that will meet your client’s needs and applicable code requirements while still providing for fire and life safety.


Don’t forget!  Next week is my live webinar on Delayed Egress and Controlled Egress Locking Systems, which will be hosted by ASHE on April 22nd.  Click here if you’d like to register for the live session, or you can listen to a pre-recorded version here.

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