You know what this is a picture of?  It’s ME – teaching in person!  This photo was taken a while back, but I thought of it and dug it out because I’m preparing a similar presentation for the DHI conNextions conference to be held in October, in New Orleans.  I don’t know about you, but I’m MORE THAN READY to get out and see people.  I received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine last week, and I’m feeling optimistic.  Will I see you in New Orleans?

Until we can safely gather in groups again, we continue to offer online training on a variety of topics.  Here’s the schedule for this week:

Allegion 101 wraps up 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!  Recordings of the sessions are available via the link below.

Tuesday, May 25th:

  • 1:00-2:30pm EDT: Allegion 101. Protect the Door: Ives, Zero, and More
    • In this session, we’ll conclude the series by addressing some of the most common hardware used to complete an opening and to protect a door and the opening from everyday wear-and-tear and abuse. From Ives kick plates and armor plates to Zero seals, thresholds, and door bottoms, you’ll learn the basics of these product families, including their model numbers/nomenclature. We will also familiarize you with a few products, such as coordinators and overhead holders and stops, that you are likely to encounter in this wonderfully-detailed world of architectural 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.


And here are this week’s Webinar Wednesday sessions, presented on May 26th (all times are EDT):

  • 10:00-11:30am: Low Energy Automatic Operator Fundamentals
    • Automatic operators can help facilities and people with accessibility issues and touchless access preferences, but selecting the correct operator can be confusing. Is it permissible to use a motion detector to activate the door? Does a wave to activate actuator meet the Knowing Act requirements of the ANSI standards? Join us as we explore the differences between Low Energy automatic operators and Full Power (High Energy) automatic operators. Learn what the standards require for proper speed adjustments and opening force requirements for doors with automatic operators. Find out which LCN operators provide the most adjustability to meet building owner needs. Jeff Tock, AHC, Regional Training Manager for Allegion, will guide you through the exercise of choosing the operator that can best meet your needs.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Access Control for Stairwells
    • Stairwell openings provide unique challenges for hardware and security professionals. As fire-rated openings, they must meet the requirements as defined by our building codes. And, as stairwell openings, there are another set of requirements set by our building codes around re-entry requirements. In the event of a fire, the codes want to ensure no one gets caught in a smoke-filled stairwell. Join Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, to learn more about how to meet these very important requirements while also addressing a multi-story building’s access control needs.
  • 2:00-3:00pm: 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.
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Schlage and Von Duprin Power Supplies
    • Are you responsible for selecting, ordering, or advising others on the right power supply for electrified openings? In this session, learn about the Schlage and Von Duprin power supplies and when to use each. You will also become familiar with the seven different option boards and the appropriate applications for those boards. Jeff Tock, our End User 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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