With the rising demand for ‘smart’ homes, consumers are turning to smart lock technology as a more versatile, convenient and secure alternative to traditional locks. However, there is growing concern that apartment owners are compromising fire safety by choosing smart locks that are not properly fire rated. It is the duty of care of architects, designers and specifiers to ensure that all fire and exit doors are safe as well as functional – this means identifying smart lock systems that meet the needs of the building and its residents while also being compliant with the fire safety requirements of the National Construction Code.
Balancing security with fire safety: Specifying smart locks for apartment & multi-residential applications examines the rise of smart locks and highlights their benefits over traditional locks. We also take a close look at the fire safety regulations impacting multi-residential applications, the fire testing requirements for fire doors and their hardware, and how they impact your choice of smart lock solution. Finally, we present two fire-rated smart lock systems that provide the most advanced solutions in security functionality and design.
ASSA ABLOY's strength lies in its brands, which include some of the best known and most trusted names in security. Each of their brands complements the others with different strengths, allowing ASSA ABLOY to offer tailored solutions for all clients. Their range includes fire-rated smart lock systems such as Lockwood CORTEX® and Yale Unity Entrance Lock Fire Rated, both ideal for multi-residential applications.
Download this whitepaper for a close look at the fire safety regulations impacting multi-residential applications, and how they impact your choice of smart lock solution.
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