Delayed Egress– The Dos and Don’ts

Delayed egress is something that many Facilities Managers and Loss Prevention Managers want to install to deter theft; however, it’s not always safe (or allowed).  Understanding the dos and don’ts of delayed egress can be confusing, so let’s walk through it. What Is Delayed Egress? Delayed egress is a locking feature that delays the opening […]

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Spot the Code Violation – Life Safety & Fire Code Edition

Keeping with the quiz theme this week, let’s play a game of “Spot the Code Violation.”  As you know, we have talked at great length about life safety, fire, and ADA codes.  Why?  Because these codes drastically impact both the safety and security of your facilities, employees, and patrons, as well as your bottom line. […]

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Locked Emergency Exits Cause Panic During Plant Fire in China

Stories like these are, unfortunately, the reason the US has strict safety standards in place. Last week a swift-moving fire trapped workers inside a poultry slaughterhouse in northeastern China. The factory had only a single open emergency exit and killed at least 119 people in the scurry to find an open door. This accident, like […]

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