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Magnetic Lock Controlled Entrance Code Criteria

By |March 23rd, 2012|Electromagnetic, FAQ, Magnetic Locks|

By Robb Rittner Click here to download PDF International Building Code (IBC), 2009 Chapter 10: Means of Egress Section 1008: Doors, Gates and Turnstiles 1008.1.4.4 Access-controlled egress doors. The entrance doors in a means of egress in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E, I-2, M, R-1 or R-2 and entrance doors to tenant spaces in occupancies in Groups A, B, E, I-2, M, R-1 and R-2 are permitted to be equipped with an approved entrance and egress access control system which shall be installed in accordance with all of the following criteria: A sensor shall be provided on the egress side arranged to detect an occupant approaching the doors. The doors shall be arranged to unlock by a signal from or loss of power to the sensor. Loss of power to that part of the access control system which locks the doors shall automatically unlock the doors. The doors shall be arranged to unlock from a manual unlocking device located 40 inches to 48 inches (1016 mm to 1219 mm) vertically above the floor and within 5 feet (1524 mm) of the secured doors. Ready access shall be provided to the manual unlocking device and the device shall be clearly identified by a sign that reads “PUSH TO EXIT.” When operated, the manual unlocking device shall result in direct interruption of power to the lock—independent of the access control sys- tem electronics—and the doors shall remain unlocked for a minimum of 30 seconds. Activation of the building fire alarm system, if provided, shall automatically unlock the doors, and the doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset. Activation of the building automatic sprinkler or fire detection system, if provided, shall automatically unlock the doors. The doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset. Entrance doors in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E or M shall not be secured from the egress side during periods that the building is open to the general public. […]

Video: Magnetic Lock Installation Illustrations

By |June 8th, 2009|FAQ, Video Tutorials|

Twenty Five SDC Emlock illustrations show different door installation applications, including single magnetic locks and double magnetic locks installed on different types of doors and frames. Plus, optional mounting hardware illustrations, such as filler plates, angle brackets, top jamb mounting brackets and more. Click here for print version

ACCESS HARDWARE GLOSSARY

By |June 2nd, 2009|FAQ|

Access Hardware: Mechanical and Electrified Architectural Hardware specifically designed for the purpose of controlling access or egress through an opening. Architectural Hardware: Term applied to all hardware used in building construction, but particularly used on or in connection with doors, windows, cabinets and other movable members such as hinges, closers, locks and pulls, more specifically [...]