Access Controlled Egress Door

OCCUPANCY TYPE
(new building)
CODE REF. ACCESS-CONTROLLED EGRESS DOOR REQUIREMENTS
AMBULATORY ()
ASSEMBLY (12.2.2.2.5, and 7.2.1.6.2) allows access-control egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2 (Except when the building is occupied, the locking system shall be disabled).
BUSINESS (38.2.2.2.5, and 7.2.1.6.2) allows access-controlled egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2.
EDUCATIONAL (14.2.2.2.3, and 7.2.1.6) allows special locking arrangements in accordance with 7.2.1.6.
HEALTHCARE (18.2.2.2.4(3), and 7.2.1.6.2) allows access-controlled egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2
ONE & TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS
(24.2.2.2.2, and 7.2.1.6.1)
HOTELS AND DORMITORIES
(28.2.2.2.3, and 7.2.1.6.2) allows access-controlled egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2.
APARTMENTS
(30.2.2.2.3, and 7.2.1.6.2) allows access-controlled egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2
MERCANTILE
(36.2.2.2.5, and 7.2.1.6.2) allows access-controlled egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2 in buildings protected throughout by a supervised fire detection system or an approved sprinkler system.
INDUSTRIAL
(40.2.2.2.3, and 7.2.1.6.2) allows access-controlled egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2.
STORAGE
(42.2.2.2.3, and 7.2.1.6.2) allows access-controlled egress doors in compliance with 7.2.1.6.2.


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Access Controlled Doors are electronically controlled by an access controller combined with some form of reader to identify people by their ‘credentials’. This may be a keypad, a card reader or a biometric reader. Together, the access controller and the reader provide the ability to identify an individual and authorize or deny entry to them.

  • A-C-Doors shall unlock by an approved sensor that detects an approaching occupant on the egress side of the door.
  • A-C-Doors shall unlock on loss of power to the sensor and/or on loss of power to the access control system that locks the door.
  • A-C-Doors shall unlock by manual release button on wall adjacent to the door. Button to be readily accessible and clearly identified with signage that reads: PUSH TO EXIT.
  • A-C-Door unlocks on activation of building fire protective signalling system, any smoke/fire detection system, and/or sprinkler system. Doors to remain unlocked until protective system is reset.
  • Access-Controlled Egress Doors are allowed only as stated in the occupancy chapters in the table below;

source: Securitron.com

Notes:

  • Code Reference used is NFPA-101 2012 edition unless otherwise noted.
  • These information is not complete and intended to be used as quick references only, always refer to NFPA or your local codes for complete information.


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