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Tempe, Arizona Fire Codes And How They Pertain To Exit Devices

The city of Tempe, Arizona has recently amended some of its fire codes regulations to enable them to be at par with the 2006 international fire code laws. Specifically, when it comes to the new Tempe, Arizona fire codes and how they pertain to exit devices, below are some of the most notable amendments which have been enacted, thanks to tempelocksmithpros.com.

Door, gates and turnstiles

The whole of section 1008 of the new city of Tempe fire codes primarily dwell on the recommended features and functions of exit doors, gate and turnstiles. To begin with, a floor elevation is mandatorily on either side of the exit door, both featuring a similar elevation height. Nonetheless, there are several exceptions to this guideline. For instance, exit doors that serve dwelling units in group R-1 and R-2 buildings (hotels and residential units with 2 sleeping units respectively) are not affected by this law.

In such buildings, an exit door is allowed to open at the topmost step of an interior flight of stairs. That is as long as this exit door can swing easily over the topmost step of such a flight of stairs. Additionally, in such buildings, storm door and screen doors are also permissible if they can swing over the stairs or landing. Houses with external decks, patios or even balconies are also excluded from this given guideline of the Tempe, Arizona fire codes rule. Most especially if they are features of a type B (lowest building fire hazard level). In such units, an impervious surface, which is less than 4” beneath the finished floor level of an adjacent interior area is allowable. That is as long as the exit door (excluding storm or screen doors) doesn’t swing over the landing when opened.

Locks and latches

exit bar installingSection 1008. of the new city of Tempe, Arizona fire codes dwells on the locks and latches that can be equipped to exit devices. According to this regulation, locks and latches are permissible when they can be in a position of preventing the operations of such devices in the following circumstances. First of all, buildings that are used for correction or detention of convicts such as jails or penitentiaries. Buildings which are categorized as occupancy group A (moderate fire hazard level) with occupancy of three hundred or below. Group B, F, M and S (moderate to lowest risk of fire hazards) and also places of worship like churches. In the latter category, these kinds of building are allowed by the new guidelines to be fitted with key lockable exit devices, which are positioned on the egress side.

On the other hand, in the cases where egress doors happen to be utilized in pairs, approved automatic flush bolts are also permissible. That is as long as the given door leaf that bears the automatic flush bolts does not come with a door knob or any surface mounted hardware.

At the same time, group R, division 3 occupancy as well as individual dwelling units and guestrooms are also mentioned by the new Tempe, Arizona fire codes. The exit doors of these given buildings are now required by the law to be fitted with night latches, keyed deadbolts or even security chains. The only stipulation for equipping the exit doors with these devices is that they can be conveniently from the interior part of the building without having to use a tool.

Finally, the section 1008 of the amended Tempe city fire codes has now made it mandatory for an easily readable and durable signage to be posted on the egress side close to the exit doors. Such a sign must clearly state “This door is to remain unlocked whenever this building is occupied.”

Exit discharge

exit device3The section 1024 of the amended city of Tempe, Arizona fire codes, for the most part, offers guidelines on the right exit discharges building ought to have. Such exit discharges should offer a direct and unobstructed access to a public way. In the event where this is not possible, a safe dispersal region must be allocated on such properties.

This dispersal region should be able to accommodate not less than five square feet for each individual in the event of a fire outbreak. At the same time, it should also be located within the same property, and not more than fifty feet away from the building, which might need egress. Finally, such a dispersal region should come with a safe and unobstructed path from the building in question.

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Installing, Repairing, and Replacing Exit Devices and Panic Bars with an Alarm

Door exit devices with alarm are designed and installed in commercial and other institutions to ensure safe exit during an emergency. They are designed in a way that ensures easy and quick motion. They usually have an loud siren or a monitoring device or even a combination of the two. They come with either a bar or a push paddle. Lock systems from many companies offer crash bar or push paddle hardware fitted with an alarm that sounds when the door is opened.

New Exit Device Installation

Currently, there are many door exit devices with alarm that can be installed in your residential or commercial property. A good locksmith will guide you on the specifications of the best device or hardware to use on your door. Therefore, look for a locksmith who is interested in ensuring safety of your property so that they can install the right device on your doors. They should also help in saving lives in the event of fire outbreak in a property. Basically, the best device should restrict access while at the same time providing egress. They have been used for many years in different applications. Modern devices have greatly evolved to include rail style that uses a mounted push pad.

There are three major door exit device hardware styles. These are the mortise lock, vertical rod and the rim. Majority of these devices can be installed on aluminum, hollow metal and wooden doors. They also come with different manufacturing elements depending on the company. It is important that you learn about different brands and models of these devices so that you can choose the right one for your doors. This can be a challenging task, contact East Valley Lock and Key a locksmith who you can trust to help with the planning and setup of your new hardware. Let us know what you looking for and we can guide you through the process. This way, you will get door exit devices with alarm that suit the needs of your property and guarantee it meets the proper fire codes and regulations in the Greater Phoenix Metro. We service the following cities Ahwatukee, Anthem, Apache Junction, Avondale, Black Canyon City, Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Gold Canyon, Goodyear, Higley, Laveen, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Mesa, North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, San Tan Valley, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun Lakes, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Wickenburg.

Common Exit Device Brands

  • Arrow
  • Cal Royal
  • Falcon
  • Corbin Ruswin
  • Detex
  • ANSI
  • Adams Rite
  • Jackson
  • Detex
  • Dorma
  • Monarch
  • Sargent
  • First Choice

Exit Device and Panic Bar Repair

Old exit devices that have not been properly maintained can have alarm problems, battery wiring separation, circuit board malfunctions or the alarm has stopped working completely. East Valley Lock and Key has a range of services to repair these issues, generally same day service is also available.

AZ Zip Codes Where our Coupon is Applicable

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Types of Exit Devices we Service:

Push paddles, Touch Bars, Crash Bars, Delayed Egress, Automatic Door Closers, Rim Style Exit Devices, Mortise, Surface Vertical Rod, Concealed Vertical Rod, Mid Panel, UL Fire Rated for Interior Doors, and Narrow Stile for Glass Doors.

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Panic Bar & Exit Device Coupon for Installations, Repair, and Replacements in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Do you Have a panic bar, crash bar or exit device that you need installed or serviced? Many buildings are not up to the most current fire code and need to be retrofitted to be fire compliant. East Valley Lock and Key offers quality exit device services to the greater Phoenix Arizona metro. They are BBB accredited and offer a 180 day service on all new hardware installations and a 90 days warranty on existing hardware repairs. They are offering a 5%-15% off coupon for Installation, Repair, replacement, retrofitting, and Diagnosis in the following AZ cities Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Higley, Apache Junction, Cave Creek, Avondale, Anthem, Surprise, Sun City, Buckeye, Litchfield Park, Glendale, Maricopa, San Tan, Goodyear. They offer fee estimates on every locksmith service, call (480) 478-0157 to set up an appointment.

Exit Device Hardware Offered:

  • Delayed Egress
  • Dog Down
  • Mortise
  • Rim Style
  • Narrow Stile for Glass Doors
  • Alarm Type
  • Push Paddle
  • Concealed Vertical Rod
  • Automatic Door Closers
  • Fire Rated hardware is also available
  • and More!

Exit Device Brands

  • Arrow
  • Cal Royal
  • Corbin Ruswin
  • Detex
  • ANSI
  • Adams Rite
  • Jackson
  • Detex
  • Dorma
  • Monarch
  • Sargent
  • First Choice

 

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