Many years ago, I worked with an architectural firm that always had me write the hardware specifications for their projects.  On one small job they had a tight deadline, so they edited some hardware sets from another spec.  During bidding, there were questions and issues with every set, except one.

Months later, the architect called me to say that there was a problem with the one remaining hardware set.  She asked, “Did you know that non-labeled kick plates on fire doors can’t be more than 16 inches high?”  Of course I knew that!  I’m pretty sure they never tried to write their own hardware specs again.

Protection plates, gasketing and thresholds, and other products used to protect doors are an important and often complex part of the assembly.  You can learn more about these components in the video below.

The Allegion 101 training 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.  Feel free to share this post with anyone in your organization who could benefit from this introductory training.

Links to the entire Allegion 101 series can be found here.

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