A couple of weeks ago, I told you about a live presentation of my class on Delayed Egress and Controlled Egress Locking Systems, that will be hosted by ASHE on April 22nd.  A email about this webinar was sent out last week, but the link for the session info was incorrect.  The link that I included in my original post was correct – click here if you’d like to register for the live session, or you can listen to a pre-recorded version here.


The next series of Allegion 101 classes begins 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 6th:

  • 1:00-2:00pm EDT: Allegion 101. Introduction to Door Hardware: Standards, Codes, and General Information
    • In this introductory session, learn about the primary building standards and codes applicable to architectural hardware in the United States. You will also learn how to ‘hand’ openings. And, you’ll be on a path to learning the language of doors and hardware.

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 7th (all times are EDT):

  • 10:00-11:00am: K12: Designing for Layered Security
    • When designing or remodeling a school, security and safety should be at the forefront of discussions and design. It’s important to understand the most common types of threats in educational facilities in order to create layers of security with the appropriate opening hardware to mitigate those threats. In this session, Schlage’s Training Manager, Gordon Malczewski, will provide you with code compliant ways to achieve lockdown status when needed.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Hurricane Hardware Product Testing and Compliance
    • As codes continue to get more stringent in hurricane prone areas of the country, products designed for harsh conditions are becoming even more crucial. This session will familiarize you with the terminology used when discussing openings in hurricane zones and will give you an overview of the testing done on these products. You will learn what to look for when choosing the opening components, where to go to find product approvals, and what it takes for these products to be considered compliant. Leon Starks, our Steelcraft Training Manager, will lead this session.
  • 2:00-3:30pm: Delayed Egress
    • One of the golden rules in door hardware is that a lock should never impede egress, but there are specific situations where locking hardware is allowed to do so. In this presentation we will review “Delayed Egress,” a special code-regulated application that inhibits immediate passage through a door opening. We will explain what different codes say about this function with emphasis on where it can and cannot be used. We will give an overview of two of the most commonly used products to achieve delayed egress along with additional resources for more detailed requirements. John Dalrymple, AHC, our End User Training Manager, will lead this discussion.
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Keying Schematics
    • Labeling the different types of keys in a master key system can be challenging and confusing. If you’ve ever wondered if there was a systematic industry standard for developing and assigning these labels, this webinar is for you. Our Schlage Training Manager, Gordon Malczewski, will show you how to use the Standard Key Coding System to assign key symblols used on various levels of a master key system.

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


And a sneak peek at a session coming up next week…on 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.

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