Access Control Life Safety 101

By Aiden Gonzalez, Published Sep 26, 2022, 10:24am EDT (Info+)

Life safety codes dictate the design and function of access control systems to preserve life. Complying with life safety requirements can be expensive, but compliance is a legal requirement and can save lives.

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** **** ******, **** ****** *** basics ** **** ****** ** ****** control, *********:

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Why ** **** ****** *********?

**** ****** ***** **** ******* ** response ** *********** ****** ** ****. For *******, ***'* ************ ********** ****(*** ****) ****** *** ********** ** functional *** ******** ********** ****** ******. Doors **** **** ****** ** ******* workers **** ****** ******, ********** ******* from ********** *** ********** **** **** broke ***. **** ******* ****** **** the ******* ** ****** *** *****.

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**** ********, * **** **** ** a***** ******** ******* ********** *********** ** *** ******* ****** ****, due ** ****** *** ********** *****.

****

**** ********** ** ******** ** *** relevant ********* ****** ************ (***). ** access *******, *** ********* **** *** fire ******** (** **** **********) *** building **********.

**** *** ********* ******-*********** *** **** significant ***** ****** ***** ******. ***** on **** ************, **** *** ***** worked *******, ******* ******* ** ********, or **** ***** ********* ***** ********** are ************** *********.

*** ******* ***********, ***:*** ********

The ****

*** ******** **** ********** *********** (****) is * ********* ************ ***** ******* and ********* ***** *** ********* ** aspects ** **** ****** **** ******* to **** (***) ******* ** **** alarms.

*** ***** **** ******** ******** **** codes ** ****** ******* ***:

  • **** *** **** ****** ****: *** Life ****** **** ** * ************* life ****** **** ****. ** ****** how ** ******** **** ****** *** access ******* *************.
  • **** ** ******** **** ***** *** Signaling ****: **** ** ****** **** alarms. *** ******* ** *********** ******* door ***** *** **** ***** ******* is ******** ** ****** *******.
  • **** ** ******** *** **** ***** and ***** ******* ***********: **** ** standards ***** **** ***** *** ********* modifications ** ****.

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**************** **** ******* (***)** * ****** *********** **** ******** standards *** ***** *** *** **** construction ** *********. *** **** ****, the ************* ******** **** (***), ** adopted ** *** ** ** *** recognized ********** *** **** ******** ******.

** ******** *****, **** ***** ****** advert ******** ** *** *** ** alter *** *** ***** ********. ** any ****, *** *** ** *** guiding ******** *** ******** ************ *********.

Local *****

***** **** ************ *** ********** **** precedence **** **** *** *** **********. Installers *** *********** *** ************* *** following ***** *****. ** *******, ****** installers ****** ***** **** *** ******** AHJ ** *** ****.

****** ********** ****** ** ***** **** both ***** *** ********* *********** ***** have ********** ***** ********** ** ***** project.

Which ***** *****

** *** ***, ***** *** ******** free ************* ******** **** ********** *****, *** **** who*** *** ***** ** ****. ******** *** ********** office *** *** **** ***** **************, they *** * ***** '***** *******' to ********* *** *** **** *** is *** * ***** *******.

The ***

*** ********* **** ************ *** (***) is *** ** *** ********* ********** and ****** ******** ****** ** ****** safe ****** *** ******** ********* **** disabilities.

*** *** ***** **** ****** *** impacts ** ****** ******* ****** ***:

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  • ***** ** *****-***** ***** **** ********* turnstiles
  • ******* *** **** ******** **** ** at ********** *******

*** *** **** *** ***** ** private **********, ‘************ ***********' **********, ** other ************ ******** *********.

Occupancy *****

*** ********** ** ********* ***** *** room ************, ***** *** ******** ** the **********/********* ****** * ********'* ******. One ********* ********* **** ************* *** access ********** ** ***** **** ******* are ********. ** * ******* *********, public ********* *** ***** ***** **** than ** ****** ***** ****** (***** the *********** ******, **** ** ********) require **** ******* ** ** ********* at *****.

******** **** ******** ** ** ********* access *************, ********* ***** **** ****** fire ******, ********* *******, *** **** systems. ** * ******, ********** **** be **** ** ******** ********* ****** and ******* ************ *** **** **** just **** *******. *** **** ** this *****, ********* * ********** ** individual ********* *****, ***:******** ********* ***** *** ****** ******* Tutorial

Free ******

*** ******* **** ****** *********** ** that ******, ** ****, **** * building ****** ** ******* ** ** emergency, *** *** ****** ** ******** malfunction ******* ******. ***********, **** ***** you ****** ******** ** **** ****** doors **** **** ********* ****** ****.

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*******-**-****

****** ********** ***** ********* *** ******** to ** ****** **** *******-**-**** (*** or ********* ***) *******. ***** ******* are ******* ** *** ****** **** of *** **** *** ******* ******** locks ** ***** *** **** ******.

*** **** ****** ***** ** *** devices *** **** ******* *** ******* infrared (***) ****** *******, ***** ****:

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***** ********* *** ******* ******* ******** pads **** ********* *** **** **** a ******'* ****** ** ******* ** the ***, *** ****** ******* ********** into ****** ******* (******** ********).

************, ******** **** ****** **** ** configured ** **** ***** ** ***** when ******, ****** **** ***** ** de ***** ****.

Exit ********

**** *******, ***** ****** ***** **** or ***** ****, *** *** **** common ******** *** ********** ***** ******** exit ************. ********** ****** ** *** exit ******* ******* * **** *** and * *****. **** ******* *** also ******* *****/***** *********** *** ******** feature ********** ***** ** ******* ******* from *** ***** **** ** *** door.

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******** **** *** **** *** ************ identify ***** **** ** *** **** hardware **** ***** ***********, ***** ****** and ******** ****** ** **** ** the ********** **** ************ ** ******* mounted ***** **** **** * ****** of ****** ******.

Fire ***** *****

**** ************* ******* **** *** ***** are ************* ******** ****** * **** alarm ********* ** ****** * **** exit *** ***** ****** *** ******** and * **** ***** *** *** firefighters ** ** ***** ***. **** means *** **** ******* ******* (********* electric ******* ** *************** *****) **** be ******** ****** * **** ***** emergency.

*** *******, **** ** ******** ** NFPA **.**.** (****):

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*** **** ****** *******, *** **** controller ** **** ***** ****** *** an ***** ******* (***** ****** ***, for "**** ***** *********") *** **** alarm ************ ****** ** ********* ** the ****** ******. ***** ********** ************* disengage * ****'* ****(*) ** *** event *** **** ***** ** *********.

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***** **** ** *** ***** ** when **** ******* ** ***********, ** electric **** ***** ** ** ***********. Triggered ** *** **** ***** ******, electric ****** *** ********* ** ****** to * ****'* ***** ******, ** a **** ***** ********** ********** ***** to **** *****, ********* ****.

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Test **** *********

**** ******-******** **** ****** *** *******.

Comments (3)

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******, ****! ** ********* ***** ** have *** ******* ****** ******. *'** updated ****

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* **** ****** **** *** ******** about ***** *********** ** ****.

**** *** ******* * **** ******* the **** ** *** *** *** in ***** *** *** ********

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