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DHI Summer Classroom Series

May 25, 2022

Registration is now open for DHI’s Summer Classroom Series! Join us in Louisville, KY, July 25 to July 29 for hands-on, individualized learning. This Classroom Series will cover COR117, COR133, EHC420 Exam Prep, and more. We can’t wait to see…

Nominate An Industry Leader For A DHI Award

May 19, 2022

The DHI Achievement Awards include the Founder’s Award, Fellow Award, Distinguished Consultant Award, Award of Merit, and the Mary Roth Award. These awards are bestowed upon individuals and outstanding chapters who have shown exemplary effort and commitment to our industry…

Fire Door Inspection Checklist

May 18, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSDZtCtCrOw&t=226s On this post and video from the Steel Door Institute, learn about the main criteria that are confirmed during a fire door inspection. Labels are present and legible.No holes or breaks in the door or frame.Glazing and glass kit…

Lock Functions

May 17, 2022

When a hardware consultant writes a specification, it’s common practice to sit down and discuss the project with the architect, at least for the more complicated jobs. The topic of lock functions seems to arise at almost all of those…

Door Hardware 101

May 16, 2022

In this post by Allegion, basic door hardware jargon is outlined. If you are new to the industry, also be sure to check out all of Allegion’s Back to Basics articles and Basics of Hardware series. Topics Covered: Hang the…

A Matter of Life and Death: Improving Fire Safety in Federally Assisted Housing

May 12, 2022

DHI submitted a statement to the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on April 25 drawing attention to the importance of fire door assemblies in fire protection and prevention. The letter also highlighted the important role of CFDAIs in the…

Security and Access Control for K-12 is Far from Elementary

May 11, 2022

Striking the right balance between security, convenience, and design in K-12 school access control. In this article by Ron Baer, Director of Business Development for K-12 ASSA ABLOY, he discusses how determining the best K-12 access control solutions continues to…

DHI Welcomes 18 New CFDAIs

May 10, 2022

Congratulations to this new group of skilled CFDAIs who now can increase their “marketability” for themselves and/or their company and enhance life, safety, and security for all. Not to mention there are some Door Talk members on that list! Joshua…

Offline vs. online: The facts about smart locks for apartments

May 6, 2022

Allegion has posted a useful infographic for facts about smart locks for multi-family. Despite the growing demand for keyless apartment entry, there still seems to be some hesitancy in the market to adopt electronic door locks. From conversations during the…

Close Before You Doze

May 5, 2022

Underwriter’s Laboratories website https://closeyourdoor.org shows how during a fire, closing the door could have a potentially life-saving impact. With many resources, examples, and informative articles on the impact of closed doors on fire and life safety, it’s a must-view for…


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