Multipoint Door Lock Tutorial

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jan 23, 2020, 10:06am EST

Despite widespread use, locked doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and thousands can be misspent on locks that leave doors quite vulnerable.

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***** ***** **** ******** latches ** *** *** to ******* **** ******** against *******.

******, ** ******* ********** latching, *** *** ** typically ** ******** ** be **** *********, *** increase *** ********* ** doors:

  • **** ******-***** ***** *** Weak
  • **** ******* *********
  • *** **** ******* *** Better
  • **** ******* ******** ***** Like
  • *** **** ********* ****** Multipoint *******
  • ********** ********** ***** ***** including *****, ******* *** Securitech
  • ******* ***** **** *** Multipoint ****
  • *********** ********** ****** ** Work **** ********** ********

*******, *** * ******** quiz ** *** *** will **** **** ********* of ********** ********.

Most ***** (******-***** *******) *** ****

** *** ***** *****, busting * ****** **** secured ** * ******-***** latch **** **** * common *** **** ***** less **** * ****-******:

*******, **** ***** *** be ****** ******** ******* these *******, ** ********** multipoint ***** ** ******** points.

*** ***** ***** **** is *****, ******* *** thieves **** **** **** to ******** **, ******* crime ** **** *********** have **** **** ** react. **** ********** ******* are ****, ****** ******** are **** *********.

Latching *******

******* * **** ******* is * **** ****** action. "********" ******** * portion ** *** **** lock ** **** ********* or ******** **** *** adjacent **** *****.

************, *** ********* ** simple *** ******** ***** can ** ***** ******* devices, ********** * **** from *** ******** ***** is *** **** ** needed ** ******* ** for *******.

*** ***** ***** ***** shows *** ***** *******; twisting *** **** ***** or *** ***** *** latch **** ** *** of *** ****** *****:

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******* *********** *** ********** locks **** *** **** way. ***** ******* ** swinging * **** *****, a ******-****** ***** **** into * **** ** the ***** (*******).

More ******* *** ******

** *******, * ****** latch ** ****** ********. Subjected ** ***** *****, the ****** ******** ***** can ****** ****** ******** damage ****** ** ** broken ** *** ***** itself ** ***********. ***** a **** ** ****** blow ** *** ****** latch **** ** *** that ** ******.

** ******** **** ********, many ***** ****** ******** latches. ******* ** * single ***** ******** * door **** * *****, doors **** *****, ****, or **** **** ******* that ******** ** *** sides **** *** ***** surrounding ** *******.

***** ********* ***** ******* may ***** ** ********, it ***** **** **** for ***** ***** ** break **** ***. ***** the ********** *** **** and **** ************ ** multiple ******* *******, ** is * ****** ****** of ********* **** ********.

Illegal ********* ******

*******, **** *** *********** it ***** **, ***** it ********* ***** ******* consideration. ****** ******** ***** require **** ** **** than *** ****** ******/******* a ****, ********** ** how **** *** ******** it.

*** **** ****** **** citation ********** **** ** NFPA ***:

*.*.*.*.** (****): ***** **** leaves *** ******** ** a ***** ** ******, one ** *** ********* criteria ***** ** ***:

(*) ********** ** *** leaf ***** *** ******* more **** *** *********.

** * ******, **** illegal ******** ** ******** latching *** ** *****, including *** **** ***** that ******** **** ********** (extra ********** *********) *** latches ** ******** ** the **** ***** **** itself:

*** ***** ******* *** formal **** ********* ******, see**** ****** ****, ***, and *** ***** *** Standards*** **** ******** ******** and ****** **** ********.

Common ********* *** ****-******** *****

******* ***-****** ****** ********* egress ******** *** ******* on *** ******** ** retail *** ***********, ***** isolated ***** *** ********** vulnerable ** ***** ****** exploits **** **** ** break ****** *** ***** away **** **** *****.

********** ***** **** ***** attacks **** ********* *** less ********** ** ********** the ****** *** ******** of **** *******:

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**** ** *********** ********** and ********** **********, ********** locked ***** *** *****:

  • ******** ******:* **** ******** **** for **** ********* ** the **** ** ******* door. *** **** ** thieves ******** ******* **** single **** *** ******** a ******** ** ********* takes **** *******. ******* up **** **** ** very ******, ** ******** the **** ** '*************'.
  • ********* *****:** *** **** *** open ********* *** ******** to ******** *********, *** the ***** ** *** perimeter ** * ********* are * ****.
  • *********/******** ***********: ******** ********* ** great ***** ** ***** risk *** ******, ********** latching ** * ****** sight, **** ** *** area ** **** ****** a ********* ******** ********** by ***** ******-********** *****.

Commercially ********* *******

***** *** * ****** of '*** *** *****' mechanical *****-***** ******** **** available.

*******, ***** **** *** be ********* ** **** than **** *****, **** common **** *****, *** by ************* **********; ******** technical ******** *** ******** installation ****** *** ******. While * ******-***** ******* regularly ***** $*** - $1,000 * ********** **** kit ********* ***** ** to ** ****. ****** units *******:

  • **********: **** ***************** ******** company *********** *********** ** multipoint ******** ****-********* **** hardware/exit *******. **** **** cost **** **** $*,*** but ****** ****** *** be ******** ** *** Trident *******.
  • *******: ********** *** ** fitted ** **** **** exit *******. **** **** can ** ********** ** a ******* **** **** surface ******* ******** ****, retrofitted ** ***** ** wood *****, *** ***** about $*,***.
  • *****: * '******' **** device, *****'* **** ***** $600 - $*,*** *** retrofits **** ***** *****.**** ** **** ************ videos************ ******, ********* ***** adjustment *** ***************.

IPVM Image*******, ********** **** ***** at ***** ***** ****** of ********, *** *****-**** pins *** ** ***** as ******. *** *******, the **** ***** ***** 3, *, *** * point ******** *******, *** the ***** ********** ** the ******** ** **** non-mechanical *****-**** **** *** bolts ** *** * point ***. ***** ** no ***** ** *********** to *** ****** ** points ****, ** **** as ********** **** ****** codes *** ***** *********.

** * ******* ****, the ******** **** *** frame **** ** ******** and ****** ****** ** support ******** *******. *********, steel ***** *** ****** with * ***** ********* of ** ** **** (thicker) *** *****, *** specific **** *** ******* specific **** *****.

Passive ******* ******* ******** ***

*** *** '******' ** a ********** ****** **** to ** *********** ** lever ** **** ***.

******, ***** *** ***** action ** * **** to ******** *** **** from *** ***** ***** proves ** ***** **** to ***** ******** ***** bolts:

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*** ******** ** *** pins ***** **** ***** cannot ** ****** ****** away **** *** *****. Especially *** ******* ******** doors, *** ******* ****** cannot ****** ** *** away *** ******** ****, because *** ****** **** hold *** ****** ******** unless ***** **** ********, through *** ******** ** the **** *****.

** ******** ** '******' latch ***** **** *** cost *********, ***** ******** pins ***** *** ** purchased *** ********* *** $50, *** *** *** impacted ** **** ******/****** codes ******* **** ** not ****** ********* ** the ****.

Access ******* ***********

********* *********** ********** ****** control **** ********** ******** takes *** ***** *****:

Electronic ***** **********

******** ********** ****** **** often ******* * ******** kit **** ************** ******** all ******** ******. *******, these **** * ********* expensive, ******* $*,*** ** more *** ********* *-*********** ******* *** ****** properly.

***** **** **** ********* require ********** ********** *** maintenance ** **** *** not ****** *** **** at *** ****** *** proper ***.

******** ******** ** *******

* **** ********* ** configure ****** ** ******* mechanical ******* **** ******** electric ******* ** ***** more **** ************ ****** * ****.

*******, **** ******** ** more ********* ** *******, because *********** ****** **** to **** ******** ******* for *********** *****, *** even ****, ****** **** for ************ ******* *** be ****-*********.

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*******, *** *** *********** are ******** **** ******** lock ****** ******, *** even *** **** **** do *** *** ****** multiple ***** ** ** synchronized ******** ** ******* multipoint ********.

Quiz ********

**** ******* ********** ******** *** Access ******* ****.

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