Access Control IBC International Rules

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 28, 2016

Dealing with fragmented local codes is one of the most frustrating parts of electronic access control design. However, the 'International Code Council' writes the most widely adopted set of building codes, yet many EAC designers are unaware when and where those rules apply. In this note, we look at ICC's Building Codes, their adoption, and why they matter to Access Control.

An International Code?

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