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Door lock thumbturn or door release button

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Guest George


We live in a block of 15 flats and have a communal main front door. 

Currently there is a door release button next to this communal door, so we can exit the building without using a key to get out.  Good for getting out in an emergency situation and for every day use too..

My question is .. would a thumbturn lock on the door also be required or is the door release button sufficient? 

Thanks very much,





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I am assuming this door is locked using a magnetic lock therefore it is subject to BS 7273-4 and requires a manual release  which looks like a manual call point box but coloured green. Check out the above BS for more information.

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