AUST – Essential Property Services advises that during fire door inspections, our assessors frequently come across previous fire door audit reports that nominate in the rectification works, the removal of a second locking device to a fire door. This is a significant item in terms of cost, in a large apartment complex.
You can have two locking devices installed on a fire door. The extra fire door locking device must be surface mounted and not be a deadlock (that is, locked on the inside by a key). An assessor must be aware of this during fire door inspections.
Lockwood 001 Double Cylinder Deadlatch with Lever.
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