I hope everyone who celebrated a holiday yesterday had a nice long weekend – we’re back in the saddle today!  This week there are several classes available on electrified hardware.  If you need an introduction to the code requirements for electrified hardware, there is a recorded webinar on the Webinars page of iDigHardware, along with webinars on other topics and the 2021 code update that I recently presented.

This week’s round-up…



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 | Introduction to Electrified Hardware
Tuesday, September 7th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern

In this session, you will learn about electrified hardware.  Learn what quiet electric latch retraction is.  See how electrified trim for an exit device works.  Learn about electrified locksets and electric strikes and when to use one over the other.  And to help make all those devices work, we will introduce you to our power supplies and electric transfers.   And, become familiar with popular Von Duprin and Schlage model numbers/nomenclature so you can more readily interpret documents (e.g., order acknowledgements, templates, etc.) and literature (e.g., catalogs, brochures, etc.).  Gordon Malczewski, our Senior Product Trainer, will lead this session.

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, September 8th (all times are Eastern)

  • 10:00-11:00am: 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.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Electrified Hardware – Wiring Choices
    • Selecting the correct wire for electromechanical locking devices and electronic access control systems is critical for the proper operation of those devices and systems. If terms such as volts, amps, plenum-rated, and shielded leave you scratching your head, this webinar is for you. Allegion’s senior product trainer, Gordon Malczewski, will show you how to read labels on various types of cables and help you select the proper cable based on factors such as operating voltage, current rating, wire lengths, and the installation environment.
  • 2:00-3:00pm: 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.

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


ALSO WEDNESDAY (Previously held on Thursdays)

Door Drills | Maintenance Tips for Your Von Duprin Exit Hardware, Featuring the 98/99 Series
Wednesday, September 8th, 4:00-5:00pm Eastern

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.

Because the Von Duprin exit device is designed and built to last, with just a little care and attention and perhaps with the occasional addition of an optional feature, the exit device will perform its essential life safety role well for many years. Attend this session as we address such service items as checking for proper mounting and lubrication, device settings that determine the trim locking/unlocking operation, replacing the shear pin on the lever trim, adding cylinder dogging, adding an alarm kit, etc.

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

You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content.