In last month’s column in USGlass Magazine, I addressed the requirements for electromagnetic locks released by a sensor – including an upcoming change affecting doors with panic hardware. In my current column, I covered the other common application for electromagnetic locks. Can you answer this question?
What codes apply to doors with electromagnetic locks released by a switch within the door-mounted hardware?
There are two sets of code requirements that typically apply to electromagnetic locks, to help ensure that the locks allow free egress. If you’re not familiar with the mandates that apply to each, check out the post on the USGlass website!
USGlass Magazine is the largest trade publication that specifically serves the architectural glazing industry. From manufacturing and fabrication, to distribution and installation, the magazine covers all facets of the industry – including the code requirements that apply to these openings! As the list of my monthly posts grows, you can click here for the whole library. 🙂