10. Free Egress Electrified Locks
1. Learn the Basics in the Chapter Overview
2. Learn about Electrified Mortise Locks
3. Understand the Ultimate Free Egress Lock — “Panic” Hardware
4. Learn about Electric Strikes
5. Learn about Electrified Cylinder Locks
6. Answer Questions about Free Egress Locks
There is a reason that Free Egress Locks are the first type to learn about — they should be the first type of lock you reach for in any circumstance. The best design rule is to use another kind of lock only if there is a good reason that you cannot use a Free Egress Lock.
Free Egress Locks are called that because they allow any person familiar with the operation of a normal door to walk up to the door and turn the handle ...