IDigHardware - Codes & Compliance Blog

Allegion’s IDigHardware blog provides support and education on the code requirements that pertain to doors and hardware. Whether you need codes simplified, need to know which codes apply, or have questions about codes, IDigHardware has your answers. 

Newsletter archives

Allegion publishes a monthly newsletter specifically for to help architects better understand codes and door hardware. 

Recent Allegion architect newsletters include:

January 2018 Newsletter:  Door Hardware Jargon 101; BHMA Update A156.10

December 2017 Newsletter: Panic hardware 101; Securing learning environments; Intro to door handling

November 2017 Newsletter: Solutions to complex specification problems; Introducing Overtur

October 2017 Newsletter:  Going above the code; Tips for specifying museums; Specifying for parking garages

September 2017 Newsletter:  Back to Basics:  Readers and Credentials;  Case study on Julliard School

August 2017 Newsletter:  Are you Designing for Optimal Efficiency; Decoded:  Temperature Rise Doors

July 2017 Newsletter:  Designing for Shared Spaces; Storm Shelters

June 2017 Newsletter: MasterFormat: Division 08 vs. 28, Tips for smooth specifications; Decoded: Panic hardware refresher

May 2017 Newsletter: Improve energy efficiency with an effective door closer

April 2017 Newsletter: Introduction to "enhanced design"; Concealed door solutions

March 2017 Newsletter: Combating code violations at the door; Code update: Occupancy classifications

February 2017 Newsletter: Designing for fire & life safety; Case study on wireless access control for college security

January 2017 Newsletter: 2017 Trends to watch; Enhancing K12 Security

December 2016 Newsletter: Access Control: What architects need to know; A review of featured Allegion products from 2016

November 2016 Newsletter: Back-2-basics: Lock functions; Best practices: Perimeter door security & access management in schools

October 2016 Newsletter: Building a better door schedule; Door handing 101

September 2016 Newsletter: Specifying for efficient installation and door performance

August 2016 Newsletter: Electrified options for panic hardware; Door hardware 101: A basic jargon primer

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