SDC Experts Answers: Will Fire Alarm Servicing Cause Doors to Unlock

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Question: When the fire alarm system is deactivated because it is being serviced or altered: Does the delayed-egress lock continue to hold or does the lock fail-safe into unlocked condition?

Answer: This is a very good question and important concern for facilities responsible for patient care, such as Psychiatric Facilities, Hospitals with infant and child protection needs and Long Term Care facilities responsible for the elderly. Prior to your question SDC has not heard of any related problems.