Electrified Door Hardware: Securing Your Path to Problems @ Al's Steakhouse

🗓️ Wed, Jan 31, 2024, 5:30pm-7:30pm EST

📍 Al’s Steak House
327 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M5

🅿️ Street parking in the vicinity and public transportation available.
👋 Registration and Networking start at 5:30 pm.

🍽️ Dinner and Presentation start at 6:00 pm.

Join us on Wednesday, January 31 at Al’s Steakhouse on Elgin Street for a dinner event on Electrified Door Hardware: Securing Your Path to Problems with guest speaker Paul Latreille, Senior Fire Protection and Security Systems Specialist, Morrison Hershfield. Learn more about these considerations and how regulations impact your buildings while in a special venue and enjoying a great meal with great company!

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Senior Security Professionals are encouraged to bring a NextGen or Women in Security guest!

Presentation Summary

Electronic locking is both complicated and highly regulated, and is frequently done without a design professional.  Most installations are designed, installed, and tested by security system integrators. Do you know any other regulated system where this would be permitted or even acceptable?  Every door with electrified door hardware requires input from an architect, a door hardware specialist, a security vendor, a security integrator, a fire alarm technician, an electrician, a certified ULC-S1001 Integrated Test Coordinator and hopefully an experienced engineering firm.   Many doors with electrified door hardware will ALSO require input from other experts (i.e. acoustic consultants/engineers, interior designers, IT experts, client representatives, et cetera).

One key way to ensure your electrified locking arrangement is Code compliant and actually works in an emergency is to hire experienced design professionals at the start. Preferably with security, Building and Fire Code application knowledge, door hardware, and fire alarm experience.

Top Three things to learn if you are unable to attend the event on January 31st:

  1. EMLs are not grandfathered by any Code in Canada. They have always been regulated by the NBC and every building code across Canada. No permit = no compliance.
  2. EMLs are THE ONLY PERMITTED DEVICE to control egress through required exit doors. Stop arguing this point. Resistance is futile.
  3. Delayed egress devices look like a duck, and quack like a duck and also have to perform like said duck. That’s right – delaying egress through an exit door means that it is going to be regulated similar to an EML.
  4. (Bonus item!) You need emergency lighting at all EMLs in all provinces in Canada. This is so occupants can read the sign that’s required on the door to instruct them on how to get through the door.

A plated meal, tea or coffee and dessert will be served, and a cash bar will be available for those interested.

Paul Latreille

Paul has 38 years experience working in the Building Code, Fire Code, fire protection and security consulting engineering business and has worked at Morrison Hershfield for the past 8 years. Paul brings a unique perspective to his projects – he combines his expertise in life safety Codes and Standards with his practical experience designing both physical security systems and fire protection systems.

Paul has designed electronic locking systems, electromagnetic locks, access control systems, video detection systems, prison locking systems, holding cell locking systems, and just about every other type of system used to lock required egress doors. Paul not only designs these systems, but he also insists on going to site to monitor system installation progress and insists on conducting acceptance testing and integrated systems testing to ensure a minimum level of life safety is provided. Paul has worked on large security systems including: Senate of Canada, Cadillac Fairview National Retail Properties, The Bank of Canada Headquarters, The Royal Ottawa Hospital, CMHC HQ, the Palladium (now the Canadian Tire Centre), The Bell Centre, The University of Ottawa, Ottawa Police Headquarters, Toronto east Detention Centre, among many other projects.

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Credit Information

Completion of this event is eligible for one CPE credit.

Please Register in Advance

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