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The use of Panic Hardware and/or Fire Exit Hardware is required by the International Building Code (IBC) and NFPA 101 – The Life Safety Code, depending on which code and which edition of the code i...
ADA compliance is considered  15" to 48" from the floor for  Push or Pull  side hardware.THIS IS REFERENCE ONLY.   Please contact your local AHJ or Von ...
Yes.See www.idighardware.comThis is a blog on fire, life safety, and all things exit hardware.
No, you can not field convert an exit device to AX.  The AX device has a unique internal baseplate that is not sellable.  The AX product also bears a unique UL label. Note:...
Per the 2016 edition of NFPA 80, the only restrictions for using spring hinges in a UL Listed fire door application are “at least two shall be provided” per 6.4.3.1.1.2, must be “Grade 1” per 6.4...
The codes do not specifically include a requirement for both leaves of a pair with delayed egress locks to unlock when one device is actuated.Even though the codes don’t specifically require both l...
CE Certification information can be found on the  Allegion UK website  at https://www.allegion.co.uk/en/downloads/ce-certs.htmlShould this link change over time and not provide the c...
We have FBC approvals for exits.  See FBC listing number FL-14482.   The link to the online directory is :   https://www.floridabuilding.org/pr/pr_app_srch.aspx
As of January 2019:  There is currently only one builders hardware industry approved standard that addresses ligature resistant door hardware.  ANSI/BHMA A156.34-2016 Bored Locks and...