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Locks used for security purposes

Discussion in 'Accessibility' started by Rick18071, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Rick18071

    Rick18071 Sawhorse

    Nov 28, 2009
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    ICC/ANSI A117.1 section 404.2.6 tells you how door hardware for accessible doors need to comply with code.
    Exception: Locks used only for security purposes and not used for normal operation are permitted in any location.

    Are not all locks for security purposes?
    Who's to say what a normal operation is?
  2. cda

    cda Sawhorse

    Oct 19, 2009
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  3. Builder Bob

    Builder Bob Sawhorse

    Oct 17, 2009
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    Prison locks are for security purposes..... military secret bases are for security purposes...... general day to day mom and pop business, my home, etc. are not high security issues..... besides I have one heck of a mean yard dog....
  4. Yikes

    Yikes Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2009
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    I would add another example of "locks used for security purposes:
    A stadium, where there is a tunnel gate is 10'-15 wide (i've also seen these at the entry to a school campus).
    Oftentimes the gate just has a padlock. the maintenance crew opens it up on game day, and ;locks it at the end of the night.

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