This Thursday, April 22nd, will be my live webinar on Delayed Egress and Controlled Egress Locking Systems, hosted by the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE).  This webinar is open to everyone – you do not have to be a member of ASHE to attend.  In case you’re not sure whether you should register for the class, here’s a short quiz:

1) According to the model codes, which systems must be listed to UL 294 – Standard for Access Control System Units?

  1. Delayed Egress Locks
  2. Controlled Egress Locks
  3. Both A & B
  4. None of the Above

2) The 2018 edition of the International Building Code would NOT allow a delayed egress lock on a door in which of the following locations (all buildings have a sprinkler system throughout)?

  1. Courtroom secondary exit – occupant load of 120 people
  2. High school library emergency exit – occupant load of 99 people
  3. Classroom exterior door – occupant load of 40 people
  4. Retail store exit – occupant load of 300 people

3) For a door in a health care facility that is equipped with a controlled egress lock, where do the model codes require instructional signage to be mounted?

  1. On the door above and within 12 inches of the latch-release hardware
  2. On the wall adjacent to the door on the latch side
  3. As required by the visual character section of ICC A117.1
  4. Instructional signage is not required by the model codes for these doors

4) Where controlled egress locks are installed in a health care facility, NFPA 101 mandates procedures for the rapid removal of occupants by which of the following methods?

  1. Remote control of locks
  2. Keys carried by staff at all times
  3. Other reliable means always available to staff
  4. Any of the above
  5. All of the above

5) The International Building Code exempts controlled egress locks used in cognitive treatment areas from which of the following requirements?

  1. Automatic release upon fire alarm / sprinkler activation
  2. Release upon power failure
  3. Remote release via a switch
  4. Limitation on the number of controlled egress doors before entering exit
  5. All of the above

The answers are at the bottom of this post…to learn more about these systems, click here to register for the live session, or you can listen to a pre-recorded version here.


Allegion 101 continues on Tuesday!  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 20th:

  • 1:00-2:30pm EDT: Allegion 101. Hang the Door: Ives
    • In this session, you will learn about butt hinges, continuous hinges, and pivots. Become familiar with the Ives model numbers/nomenclature for some of our most popular hinges and pivots. Learn the basics of choosing the right hanging hardware for an opening. In a product category for which many people underestimate its complexity, join this session to get the hang of it!

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.


And here are this week’s Webinar Wednesday sessions, presented on April 21st (all times are EDT):

  • 10:00-11:00am: Introduction to Republic Doors and Frames
    • Republic Doors and Frames joined our Allegion family of brands in 2017. In this session, our Steelcraft and Republic Training Manager, Leon Starks, will introduce you to Republic, one of the founding members of the Steel Door Institute (SDI). Learn about Republic’s two frame series, their profiles, and anchors. Familiarize yourself with Republic doors, including their popular options and models. Leon will also touch on the hardware preparations available for Republic frames and doors. Hope you can join us.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: 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.
  • 2:00-3:00pm: Accessible Buildings: The Critical Requirements for Clear Width and Maneuvering Clearances
    • Although it has been thirty years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defined what makes for an accessible commercial building, some buildings—especially structures built before 1990—may fall a little short in meeting the clear width and maneuvering clearance requirements for openings. In this session, learn what those requirements are, why they are so important to an individual with disabilities, and how to check and solve for compliance. Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, will be your guide.
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Servicing Schlage AD Series Locks and Peripherals with Schlage Utility Software
    • Schlage Utility Software (SUS) is a robust tool that not only is used to set up and secure your Schlage AD Series products, it can also help you maintain peak performance from your devices. During their life-cycle, troubleshooting, servicing, and occasional updates of your networked AD devices may be required, and this is the tool that helps you perform these tasks. This session will help you to achieve optimal performance of your AD components. John Dalrymple, our Electronics Training Manager, will lead this session.

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


Quiz Answers: 1 = C, 2 = B, 3 = D, 4 = D, 5 = E

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