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  1. Thanks guys - will review.
  2. Hi Tom, Do you mean if the door is secured ?
  3. Hey Tom, The door in the orange office was actually into a cupboard, we extended the office to the right of it, in to it by removing the right hand wall of the cupboard to make the office a bit it bigger. The door on the left wall was left in place as they didn't touch that wall, just removed the right one. The intention is to ideally keep that locked which makes the main office totally secure. Appreciate all your comments on this and thanks for the info.
  4. Hi Tom, Thanks for your reply. I realised that the diagram I uploaded should have been clearer as I realised that it's a combination of both the up and downstairs, which doesn't make it easy to interpret. I've re-uploaded separate diagrams for both floors, but what you said still applies essentially due to the upstairs offices which are outside the boundaries of the main office and only allow 1 MOE due to lock #4. The door between the 2 offices at the top of the first floor diagram was planned to be locked (normal mechanical handle) but we're debating keeping it closed but unlocked as another MOE. I've checked the distance and it's approx. 18m from the inside of the upper office to the front exit, from what I can see this should be fine / up to 25m as the lower landing has low risk of fire starting / spreading ? Thanks, Ed
  5. Thanks Anthony. Appreciate the feedback.
  6. Hi there, I am looking at fitting some Paxton Paxlock Pro door locks to some doors in our offices (https://www.paxton.co.uk/products.asp?id=011,24&strStage=product_page&strFamily=net2&strGroup=group-05145) to provide a basic access control system in our offices. These locks allow use of the mechanical handle on the secure side at all times. The locks are wireless and disable the handle on the insecure side until a token has been offered and access granted via the software controller. They don't utilise any maglocks or electronic strikes and essentially are self contained using battery power as they access control side is proximity activated (i.e. they are in power save until someone uses a token - then they authenticate with the system). From the manufacturers site, they are EN179 Certified for emergency exits and FD30 and FD60 certified for fire doors The query I have is whether we need an electronic strike to go along with these to allow all doors to be opened from the insecure side in the event of the fire alarm being triggered. As the locks are self contained and proximity activated from the insecure side, they wouldn't work with a break glass type device on the lock itself but I wasn't sure whether we would need a strike that is connected to the fire alarm (to fail open in event of an alarm) as there is free exit from the secure side of the doors (as the handle mechanically allows exit all the time) and no other access control used on the final exit door. i.e. it's a clear path from the secure side to the fire exits. None of the doors which would have these locks fitter are final exit doors. I have attached a rough image of floor layout, numbered icons represent doors where the locks would be fitted and the green path indicates the planned escape routes - the route in the back stairwell leads down to a fire exit door on the lower level (this would be in the top right hand corner of the diagram if we were looking at the bottom level). I hope the above is enough detail / appreciate any comments. Ed
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