How Lockdown meets Code Requirements
Overview how the Haven Lockdown meets current safety code requirement standards, including ULC certification and FCC approval and listing.
We’re going to talk a little bit about how this product meets current code compliance standards. So the product has been certified to a UL Safety Standard. It’s listed and tested. It’s also approved and listed with the Federal Communications Commission.
Our battery is also UL listed to a UL standard and to an international standard. So a lot of work went into making sure that all of these accessories and the lock itself are tested to the highest standards so that it can be installed on a firearm door or door that carries some type of firearm.
We’re going to talk a little bit about the National Fire Prevention Association requirements for installing in the field, and then we’ll talk a little bit about Life Safety Code. We’ll talk about ad compliance and a few other things.
NFPA 80 in this particular case, installing a lock in a fire rated or a door that carries some type of fire rating, a 20 minutes fire rated door requires that the lock or anything penetrating the door completely penetrates the door with a hole that is no larger than one inch in diameter.
Now, for this particular product, the screws that come with it, not only for the frame, but also the door are less than one inch diameter. So we really meet the requirements of NFPA 80 for job and field site preparations to install up in the field.
In terms of Life Safety Code, there are two things to consider states that are on 2018 Life Safety Code and states that are not on 2018 Life Safety Code. So it can be confusing depending on what jurisdiction you’re in.
Some states require that everyone in a county or a city follows the statemandated guidance. In some cases, locals, authorities having jurisdiction can have less strict code. There’s about 40 plus states right now that are on 2018 Live Safety Code.
The Rest are not on live safety code. What this means is that the lock meets certain standards right out of the box for most states that are on 2018 Live Safety Code. And there are some states that require accessories for the lock to meet code and jurisdiction.
One of those accessories is having an egress button that’s mounted between 38 and about 48 inches off the ground at about doorknob pipe. So someone can deactivate the lock, releasing the the locking mechanism to exit the classroom in the event of emergency.
So that’s why this egress button exists. The other product and accessory that we have is our motion sensor, which is in a similar box like this. It’s placed above the lock, it’s placed above the hand lever set.
And what that does is that detects motion by way of heat. So if someone puts their hand on the doorknob and the sensor is looking at the doorknob or door lever, that heat will trigger the lock, the accessory to unlock the lock and automatically deactivate the lock when someone goes to egress a classroom.
So typically the difference between 2018 live safety code and not 2018 live safety code is two things. One, on 2018, like safety code, you do not require more than one motion to exit a classroom.