What Is With This Door Knob? Is It Against Code?

I saw this in a parking structure today:

It's really hard to turn the door knob and I can imagine that anyone with disabilities would find it very challenging. It's not just that it's a knob, it's the circular enclosure around it.

Is this against code? I presume it is.

Why are they doing this? Is it a security measure to make it hard to break in?

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