Because of a change to the 2021 International Building Code, we will soon see an increase in the number of automatic doors required for some types of buildings.  This week’s online classes include a couple of opportunities to ensure that you are familiar with the fundamentals of low-energy automatic operators.  And if you’re not aware of the upcoming code change, I will address it in my August 26th webinar covering the updates to the 2021 editions of the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code.

The webinar will be held twice that day:  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, and 2:00 – 3:30 PM, and will qualify for continuing education credits for AIA and DHI.  Use the links below for more information and to register for your preferred time.

Register here for the morning webinar, or click here to register for the afternoon session.



The Allegion 101 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 has just started their career in the door and hardware industry, or maybe someone in another role who could begin learning more about the technical / product side of things, set them up with this course!

Allegion 101 | Secure the Door – Von Duprin

Tuesday, August 10th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern

This session will focus on exit hardware, a product category driven by life safety. Learn what makes an exit device an exit device according to building codes and standards. Become familiar with the types of exit hardware, the trims used on the other side of the door, and some commonly-used options that add functionality to an exit device. Featuring the Von Duprin 98/99 Series, this session will also help you wrap your arms around Von Duprin model numbers/nomenclature. Jeff Tock, our End User Training Manager, will be your guide.

You can register for Allegion 101 classes 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 national trainers continue their Webinar Wednesday series!
Wednesday, August 11th (all times are EDT)

  • 10:00-11:00am: 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.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: 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 and Regional Training Manager for Allegion, will guide you through the exercise of choosing the operator that can best meet your 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: Servicing Schlage Networked 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 lifecycle, 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.



Door Drills | Getting the Most Out of Your LCN Automatic Operators
Thursday, August 12th, 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Are you responsible in whole or part for keeping the doors at your facility in good working order?  If so, our Door Drills series is for you.

LCN’s two most popular low energy automatic operators offer lots of options that you can take advantage of to make the most of the operators and the openings at your facility.  Learn about how to change opening and closing times, adding safety sensors, and adding touchless or wireless actuators.  We will also share some tips for troubleshooting these auto operators.

Sign up for this session and future Door Drills classes by visiting the Allegion Virtual Event Calendar.

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