Focus: Security

Making the right door choices for security

July 3, 2019

More facility managers and building owners are paying attention to the types of doors installed, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

The key for many facility managers is to keep in mind the need to balance security and life safety, while also complying with relevant codes and standards.

In the aftermath of a shooting, calls to strengthen security, even at the expense of life safety, can grow loud. Acquiescing in these demands could prove dangerous in an emergency. 

The proper lock, properly installed, and in compliance with life safety codes, can provide protection from criminals outside a room or building, while allowing those who need to leave to do so safely.

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