If a school or other institution embraces the lockdown option of Run-Hide-Fight, Avoid-Deny-Defend, ALICE Training, Get Out-Hide Out-Take Out, or other response protocols, there is a finite period of time when a room becomes a Place of Detention and Restraint.  It is during that period when a Bearacade® or B2™ unit may be used.


International Fire Code

LOCKDOWN.  An emergency situation requiring that the occupants be sheltered and secured in place within a building when normal evacuation would put occupants at risk.  Source: International Fire Code

LOCKDOWN PLAN CONTENTS (Source: International Fire Code)

  • Initiation.  The plan shall include instructions for reporting an emergency that requires a lockdown.
  • Accountability.  The plan shall include accountability procedures for staff to report the presence or absence of occupants.
  • Recall.  The plan shall include a prearranged signal for returning to normal activity.
  • Communication and Coordination.  The plan shall include an approved means of two-way communication between a central location and each secured area.

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) RUN – HIDE – FIGHT!

  • GET OUT.  EVACUATE.  RUN.  If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises.
  • HIDE OUT.  If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.
  • TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE ACTIVE SHOOTER.  As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.

AVOID – DENY – DEFEND, developed by ALERRT™ Center at Texas State University

During an act of violence (e.g. robbery, hostage situation, workplace violence, active shooter):
AVOID starts with your state of mind.

  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Have an exit plan.
  • Move away from the source of the threat as quickly as possible.
  • The more distance and barriers between you and the threat, the better.

DENY when getting away is difficult or maybe even impossible.

  • Keep distance between you and the source.
  • Create barriers to prevent or slow down a threat from getting to you.
  • Turn the lights off.
  • Remain out of sight and quiet by hiding behind large objects and silence your phone.

DEFEND because you have the right to protect yourself.

  • If you cannot Avoid or Deny be prepared to defend yourself.
  • Be aggressive and committed to your actions.
  • Do not fight fairly.  THIS IS ABOUT SURVIVAL.

CALL 9-1-1 when you are in a safe area.

When Law Enforcement arrives, SHOW YOUR HANDS AND FOLLOW COMMANDS.


ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) TRAINING

ALICE trainers instruct on practical techniques for how to better barricade a room, what to do with mobile and electronic devices, how and when to communicate with police, and how to use your time in lockdown to prepare to use other strategies (i.e. Counter or Evacuate) that might come into play should the active shooter gain entrance.


FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Lockdown Procedures

  • Clear everyone from the hallways into rooms.
  • Assist those with access and functional needs.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors, close window blinds, obscure windows with paper.
  • Block door with furniture, if appropriate.
  • Turn off lights
  • Prepare a plan of action if the intruder gains entry (e.g. all-out assault on the intruder)
  • Follow specified protocols if evacuation is initiated by law enforcement personnel.
  • If a fire alarm has been activated, do not evacuate UNLESS fire or smoke is visible.
  • Direct students to an area of the room, unobservable from outside and potential lines of fire.
  • Stay away from all doors and windows.
  • BE QUIET!  Turn off the ringer on all cell phones.
  • Move outside groups to primary or alternate off site evacuation location.
  • Persons in other buildings should remain inside the locked buildings.
  • If you have evacuated the building, call 9-1-1 to report your location and situation.

US Department of Homeland Security “ACTIVE SHOOTER: How to Respond”

“To prevent an active shooter from entering your hiding place, lock the door, and blockade the door with heavy furniture”

“Employees and customers are likely to follow the lead of managers during an emergency situation.  During an emergency, managers should be familiar with their EAP, and be prepared to:

  • Take immediate action.  • Remain calm
  • Lock and barricade doors
  • Evacuate staff and customers via a preplanned evacuation route to a safe area”

International Fire Code 104.8, Modifications  –  “Whenever there are practical difficulties involved in carrying out the provisions of this code, the fire code official shall have the authority to grant modifications for individual cases, provided the fire code official shall first find that special individual reason makes the strict letter of this code impractical and the modification is in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code and that such modification does not lessen health, life and fire safety requirements.”

International Fire Code 104.9, Alternative Materials and Methods  –  “The fire code official is authorized to approve an alternative material or method of construction where the fire code official finds that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the intent of the provisions of this code, and that the material, method or work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in this code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety.”


Finally, the specific code … comments/support to the right of certain sections.

(H) [B] Section 1008 Doors, gates and turnstiles  
(1) 1008.1 Doors.  Means of egress doors shall meet the requirements of this paragraph.  Doors serving a means of egress system shall meet the requirements of this paragraph and paragraph (T)(2)(1020.2) of this rule.  Doors provided for egress purposes in numbers greater than required by this code shall meet the requirements of this paragraph.
Means of egress doors shall be readily distinguishable from the adjacent construction and finishes such that the doors are easily recognizable as doors.  Mirrors and similar reflecting materials shall not be used on means of egress doors.  Means of egress doors shall not be concealed by curtains, drapes, decorations, or similar materials. CAUTION: Many schools now have windows on classroom doors covered with curtains, drapes, decorations, and construction paper out of fear of the active shooter.  Do not discount the importance of line of sight into a classroom or office!
(a) 1008.1.1 Size of doors.  The minimum width of each door opening shall be sufficient for the occupant load thereof and shall provide a clear width of 32 inches (813 mm).  Clear openings of doorways with swinging doors shall be measured between the face of the door and the stop, with the door open 90 degrees (1.57 rad).  Where this paragraph requires a minimum clear width of 32 inches (813 mm) and a door opening includes two door leaves without a mullion, one leaf shall provide a clear opening width of 32 inches (813 mm).  The maximum width of a swinging door leaf shall be 48 inches (1219 mm) nominal.  Means of egress doors in a Group I-2 occupancy used for the movement of beds shall provide a clear width not less than 41½ inches (1054 mm).  The height of door openings shall not be less than 80 inches (2032 mm).  
Exceptions:
1. The minimum and maximum width shall not apply to door openings that are not part of the required means of egress in Group R-2 and R-3 occupancies.
2. Door openings to resident sleeping units, not required to be accessible, in Group I-3 occupancies shall have a clear width of not less than 28 inches (711 mm).
3. Door openings to reach in storage closets less than 10 square feet (0.93 m2) in area shall not be limited by the minimum width.
4. Width of door leafs in revolving doors that comply with paragraph (H)(1)(d)(i)(1008.1.4.1) of this rule shall not be limited.
5. Door openings within a dwelling unit or sleeping unit shall not be less than 78 inches (1981 mm) in height.  
6. Exterior door openings in dwelling units and sleeping units, other than the required exit door, shall not be less than 76 inches (1930 mm) in height.
7. In other than Group R-1 occupancies, the minimum widths shall not apply to interior egress doors within a dwelling unit or sleeping unit that is not required to be an accessible unit, Type A unit or Type B unit.
8. Door openings required to be accessible within Type B units shall have a minimum clear width of 31.75 inches (806 mm).
(i) 1008.1.1.1 Projections into clear width.  There shall not be projections into the required clear width lower than 34 inches (864 mm) above the floor or ground.  Projections into the clear opening width between 34 inches (864 mm) and 80 inches (2032 mm) above the floor or ground shall not exceed 4 inches (102 mm). Some proposed solutions require a plate or some element to be permanently in place in the doorway opening width.  These can be trip and accessibility concerns during normal operations.
Exception: Door closers and door stops shall be permitted to be 78 inches (1980 mm) minimum above the floor.  
(b) 1008.1.2 Door swing.  Egress doors shall be of the pivoted or side-hinged swinging type.
Exceptions:
1. Private garages, office areas, factory and storage areas with an occupant load of 10 or less.
2. Group I-3 occupancies used as a place of detention.
3. Critical or intensive care patient rooms within suites of health care facilities.
4. Doors within or serving a single dwelling unit in Groups R-2 and R-3.
5. In other than Group H occupancies, revolving doors complying with paragraph (H)(1)(d)(i)(1008.1.4.1) of this rule.
6. In other than Group H occupancies, horizontal sliding doors complying with paragraph (H) (1) (d) (iii) (1008.1.4.3) of this rule are permitted in a means of egress.
7. Power-operated doors in accordance with paragraph (H)(1)(d)(ii)(1008.1.4.2) of this rule.
8. Doors serving a bathroom within an individual sleeping unit in Group R-1.
9. In other than Group H occupancies, manually operated horizontal sliding doors are permitted in a means of egress from spaces with an occupant load of 10 or less.
Doors shall swing in the direction of egress travel where serving an occupant load of 50 or more persons or a Group H occupancy.  
(c) 1008.1.3 Door opening force.  Doors required to be accessible shall comply with ADAAG as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code.  Doors not required to be accessible or for which ADAAG as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code has no requirements, shall comply with the following: The force for pushing or pulling open interior swinging egress doors, other than fire doors, shall not exceed 5 pounds (22 N).  For other swinging doors, as well as sliding and folding doors, the door latch shall release when subjected to a 15-pound (67 N) force.  The door shall be set in motion when subjected to a 30-pound (133 N) force.  The door shall swing to a full-open position when subjected to a 15-pound (67 N) force. For many proposed lockdown barricades, the force needed to deactivate is more than 15-pound (67N) force.

Some can be over-tightened.  Some weigh more than 15 pounds.

(i) 1008.1.3.1 Location of applied forces.  Forces shall be applied to the latch side of the door.  
(d) 1008.1.4 Special doors.  Special doors and security grilles shall comply with the requirements of paragraphs (H)(1)(d)(i)(1008.1.4.1) to (H)(1)(d)(v)(1008.1.4.5) of this rule.
(i) 1008.1.4.1 Revolving doors.  Revolving doors shall comply with the following:
1. Each revolving door shall be capable of collapsing into a bookfold position with parallel egress paths providing an aggregate width of 36 inches (914 mm).
2. A revolving door shall not be located within 10 feet (3048 mm) of the foot of or top of stairs or escalators.  A dispersal area shall be provided between the stairs or escalators and the revolving doors.
3. The revolutions per minute (rpm) for a revolving door shall not exceed those shown in Table 1008.1.4.1 of this rule.
4. Each revolving door shall have a side-hinged swinging door which complies with paragraph (H)(1)(1008.1) of this rule in the same wall and within 10 feet (3048 mm) of the revolving door.
5. Revolving doors shall not be part of an accessible route required by paragraph (G)(1007) of this rule and Chapter 11 of the building code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code.
Table 1008.1.4.1
Revolving door speeds  
Inside diameter (feet-inches) Power-driven-type speed control (RPM) Manual-type speed control (RPM)
6-6 11 12
7-0 10 11
7-6 9 11
8-0 9 10
8-6 8 9
9-0 8 9
9-6 7 8
10-0 7 8

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm.

(a) 1008.1.4.1.1 Egress component.  A revolving door used as a component of a means of egress shall comply with paragraph (H’)(1)(d)(i)(1008.1.4.1) of this rule and the following three conditions:
(i) Revolving doors shall not be given credit for more than 50 per cent of the required egress capacity.
(ii)  Each revolving door shall be credited with no more than a 50-person capacity.
(iii) Each revolving door shall be capable of being collapsed when a force of not more than 130 pounds (578 N) is applied within 3 inches (76 mm) of the outer edge of a wing.
(b) 1008.1.4.1.2 Other than egress component.  A revolving door used as other than a component of a means of egress shall comply with paragraph (H)(1)(d)(i)(1008.1.4.1) of this rule.  The collapsing force of a revolving door not used as a component of a means of egress shall not be more than 180 pounds (801 N).
Exception: A collapsing force in excess of 180 pounds (801 N) is permitted if the collapsing force is reduced to not more than 130 pounds (578 N) when at least one of the following conditions is satisfied.
1. There is a power failure or power is removed to the device holding the door wings in position.
2. There is an actuation of the automatic sprinkler system where such system is provided.
3. There is an actuation of a smoke detection system which is installed in accordance with paragraph (G)(907) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code to provide coverage in areas within the building which are within 75 feet (22 860 mm) of the revolving doors.  
4. There is the actuation of a manual control switch, in an approved location and clearly defined, which reduces the holding force to below the 130-pound (578 N) force level.
(ii) 11008.1.4.2 Power-operated doors.  Where means of egress doors are operated by power, such as doors with a photoelectric-actuated mechanism to open the door upon the approach of a person, or doors with power-assisted manual operation, the design shall be such that in the event of power failure, the door is capable of being opened manually to permit means of egress travel or closed where necessary to safeguard means of egress.  The forces required to open these doors manually shall not exceed those specified in paragraph (H)(1)(c)(1008.1.3) of this rule, except that the force to set the door in motion shall not exceed 50 pounds (220 N).  The door shall be capable of swinging from any position to the full width of the opening in which such door is installed when a force is applied to the door on the side from which egress is made.  Full-power-operated doors shall comply with BHMA A 156.10as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code.  Power-assisted and low-energy doors shall comply with BHMA A 156.19as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code.
Exceptions:  
1. Occupancies in Group I-3.
2. Horizontal sliding doors complying with paragraph (H)(1)(d)(iii)(1008.1.4.3) of this rule.
3. For a biparting door in the emergency breakout mode, a door leaf located within a multiple-leaf opening shall be exempt from the minimum 32-inch (813 mm) single-leaf requirement of paragraph (H)(1)(a)(1008.1.1) of this rule, provided a minimum 32-inch (813 mm) clear opening is provided when the two biparting leaves meeting in the center are broken out.
(iii) 1008.1.4.3 Horizontal sliding doors.  In other than Group H occupancies, horizontal sliding doors permitted to be a component of a means of egress in accordance with exception 6 to paragraph (H)(1)(b)(1008.1.2) of this rule shall comply with all of the following criteria:
(a) The doors shall be power operated and shall be capable of being operated manually in the event of power failure.
(b) The doors shall be openable by a simple method from both sides without special knowledge or effort.  
(c) The force required to operate the door shall not exceed 30 pounds (133 N) to set the door in motion and 15 pounds (67 N) to close the door or open it to the minimum required width.
(d) The door shall be openable with a force not to exceed 15 pounds (67 N) when a force of 250 pounds (1100 N) is applied perpendicular to the door adjacent to the operating device.
(e) The door assembly shall comply with the applicable fire protection rating and, where rated, shall be self-closing or automatic closing by smoke detection, in accordance with section 715.4.8.3 of the building code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code, shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 80 as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code and shall comply with section 715 of the building code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code.
(f) The door assembly shall have an integrated standby power supply.
(g) The door assembly power supply shall be electrically supervised.
(h) The door shall open to the minimum required width within 10 seconds after activation of the operating device.
(iv) 1008.1.4.4 Access-controlled egress doors.  The entrance doors in a means of egress in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E, I-2, M, R-1 or R-2 and entrance doors to tenant spaces in occupancies in Groups A, B, E, I-2, M, R-1 and R-2 are permitted to be equipped with an approved entrance and egress access control system which shall be installed in accordance with all of the following criteria:
(a) A sensor shall be provided on the egress side arranged to detect an occupant approaching the doors.  The doors shall be arranged to unlock by a signal from or loss of power to the sensor.
(b) Loss of power to that part of the access control system which locks the doors shall automatically unlock the doors.
(c) The doors shall be arranged to unlock from a manual unlocking device located 40 inches to 48 inches (1016 mm to 1219 mm) vertically above the floor and within 5 feet (1524 mm) of the secured doors.  Ready access shall be provided to the manual unlocking device and the device shall be clearly identified by a sign that reads “PUSH TO EXIT.”  When operated, the manual unlocking device shall result in direct interruption of power to the lock-independent of the access control system electronics-and the doors shall remain unlocked for a minimum of 30 seconds.
(d) Activation of the building fire alarm system, if provided, shall automatically unlock the doors, and the doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset.  
(e) Activation of the building automatic sprinkler or fire detection system, if provided, shall automatically unlock the doors.  The doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset.
(f) Entrance doors in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E or M shall not be secured from the egress side during periods that the building is open to the general public.
(v) 1008.1.4.5 Security grilles.  In Groups B, F, M and S, horizontal sliding or vertical security grilles are permitted at the main exit and shall be openable from the inside without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort during periods that the space is occupied.  The grilles shall remain secured in the full-open position during the period of occupancy by the general public.  Where two or more means of egress are required, not more than one-half of the exits or exit access doorways shall be equipped with horizontal sliding or vertical security grilles.
(e) 1008.1.5 Floor elevation.  There shall be a floor or landing on each side of a door.  Such floor or landing shall be at the same elevation on each side of the door.  Landings shall be level except for exterior landings, which are permitted to have a slope not to exceed one unit vertical in fifty units horizontal (2 per cent slope).
Exceptions:
1. Doors serving individual dwelling units in Group R-2 and R-3 where the following apply:
1.1 A door is permitted to open at the top step of an interior flight of stairs, provided the door does not swing over the top step.
1.2 Screen doors and storm doors are permitted to swing over stairs or landings.
2. Exterior doors as provided for in paragraph (C)(5)(1003.5) of this rule exception 1, and paragraph (T)(2)(1 020.2 ) of this rule, which are not on an accessible route.
3. In Group R-3 occupancies not required to be accessible units, Type A units or Type B units, the landing at an exterior doorway shall not be more than 73/4 inches (197 mm) below the top of the threshold, provided the door, other than an exterior storm or screen door, does not swing over the landing.
4. In units not required to be Type A, Type B or accessible, variations in elevation due to differences in finish materials, but not more than ½ inch (12.7 mm).  
5. Exterior decks, patios or balconies that are part of Type B dwelling units, have impervious surfaces and that are not more than 4 inches (102 mm) below the finished floor level of the adjacent interior space of the dwelling unit.
(f) 1008.1.6 Landings at doors.  Landings shall have a width not less than the width of the stairway or the door, whichever is greater.  Doors in the fully open position shall not reduce a required dimension by more than 7 inches (178 mm).  When a landing serves an occupant load of 50 or more, doors in any position shall not reduce the landing to less than one-half its required width.  Landings shall have a length measured in the direction of travel of not less than 44 inches (1118 mm).
Exception: Landing length in the direction of travel in Groups R-3 and U and within individual units of Group R-2 need not exceed 36 inches (914 mm) when the units are not required to be accessible or Type A units.
(g) 1008.1.7 Thresholds.  Thresholds at doorways shall not exceed 3/4 inch (19.1 mm) in height for sliding doors serving dwelling units or ½ inch (12.7 mm) for other doors.  Raised thresholds and floor level changes greater than 1/4 inch ( 6.4 mm) at doorways shall be beveled with a slope not greater than one unit vertical in two units horizontal (50-per cent slope).
Exception: The threshold height shall be limited to 73/4 inches (197 mm) where the occupancy is Group R-2 or R-3; the door is an exterior door that is not a component of the required means of egress; the door, other than an exterior storm or screen door, does not swing over the landing or step; and the doorway is not on an accessible route as required by Chapter 11 of the building code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code and is not part of an accessible unit, Type A unit or Type B unit.
(h) 1008.1.8 Door arrangement.  Space between two doors in a series shall be 48 inches (1219 mm) minimum plus the width of a door swinging into the space.  Doors in series shall swing either in the same direction or away from the space between the doors.
Exceptions:
1. The minimum distance between horizontal sliding power-operated doors in a series shall be 48 inches (1219 mm).
2. Storm and screen doors serving individual dwelling units in Groups R-2 and R-3 need not be spaced 48 inches (1219 mm) from the other door.
3. Doors within individual dwelling units in Groups R-2 and R-3 other than within Type A dwelling units.
(i) 1008.1.9 Door operations.  Except as specifically permitted by this paragraph egress doors shall be readily openable from the egress side without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort. Bearacade® does not require a key, special knowledge, special effort, or a special sequence of steps to deactivate.
(i) 1008.1.9.1 Hardware.  Door handles, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices on doors required to be accessible by Chapter 11 of the building code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code shall not require tight grasping, tight pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate. Bearacade® does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate or deactivate.
(ii) 1008.1.9.2 Hardware height.  Door handles, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices shall be installed 34 inches (864 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1219 mm) maximum above the finished floor.  Locks used only for security purposes and not used for normal operation are permitted at any height. Bearacade® does not alter the door or doorframe.  Bearacade® does not require any permanently mounted hardware.  Bearacade® is only for security purposes and is not used for normal operation.
Exception: Access doors or gates in barrier walls and fences protecting pools, spas and hot tubs shall be permitted to have operable parts of the release of latch on self-latching devices at 54 inches (1370 mm) maximum above the finished floor or ground, provided the self-latching devices are not also self-locking devices operated by means of a key, electronic opener or integral combination lock.  
(iii) 1008.1.9.3 Locks and latches.  Locks and latches shall be permitted to prevent operation of doors where any of the following exists:  
(a) Places of detention or restraint. A lockdown is a place of detention and restraint.
(b) In buildings in occupancy Group A having an occupant load of 300 or less, Groups B, F, M and S, and in places of religious worship, the main exterior door or doors are permitted to be equipped with key-operated locking devices from the egress side provided:  
(i) The locking device is readily distinguishable as locked; Bearacade® is readily distinguishable from ingress and egress sides of a door when deployed.  No secret deployment.
(ii) A readily visible durable sign is posted on the egress side on or adjacent to the door stating: “THIS DOOR TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHEN BUILDING IS OCCUPIED.”  The sign shall be in letters 1 inch (25 mm) high on a contrasting background; and  
(iii) The use of the key-operated locking device is revocable by the fire code official for due cause.
(c) Where egress doors are used in pairs, approved automatic flush bolts shall be permitted to be used, provided that the door leaf having the automatic flush bolts has no doorknob or surface-mounted hardware.
(d) Doors from individual dwelling or sleeping units of Group R occupancies having an occupant load of 10 or less are permitted to be equipped with a night latch, dead bolt or security chain, provided such devices are openable from the inside without the use of a key or tool.
(e) Fire doors after the minimum elevated temperature has disabled the unlatching mechanism in accordance with listed fire door test procedures.
(iv) 1008.1.9.4 Bolt locks.  Manually operated flush bolts or surface bolts are not permitted. Bearacade® is not a surface mounted bolt, flush bolt, or deadbolt.  Bearacade® is not a part of the door or doorframe. 
Exceptions:                                                      
1. On doors not required for egress in individual dwelling units or sleeping units.
2. Where a pair of doors serves a storage or equipment room, manually operated edge- or surface-mounted bolts are permitted on the inactive leaf
3. Where a pair of doors serves an occupant load of less than 50 persons in a Group B, F or S occupancy, manually operated edge- or surface-mounted bolts are permitted on the inactive leaf.  The inactive leaf shall contain no doorknobs, panic bars, or similar operating hardware.
4. Where a pair of doors serves a Group B, F or S occupancy, manually operated edge- or surface-mounted bolts are permitted on the inactive leaf provided such inactive leaf is not needed to meet egress width requirements and the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with paragraph (C)(3)(a)(i)(903.3.1.1) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code.  The inactive leaf shall contain no doorknobs, panic bars or similar operating hardware.
5. Where a pair of doors serves patient care rooms in a Group I-2 occupancy, self latching edge- or surface-mounted bolts are permitted on the inactive leaf provided that the inactive leaf is not needed to meet egress width requirements and the inactive leaf contains no doorknobs, panic bars or similar operating hardware.  
(v) 1008.1.9.5 Unlatching.  The unlatching of any door or leaf shall not require more than one operation. Bearacade deactivates in one motion.
Exceptions:  
1. Places of detention or restraint. A lockdown is a place of detention and restraint.
2. Where manually operated bolt locks are permitted by paragraph (H)(1)(i)(iv)(1 008.1.9.4) of this rule.  
3. Doors with automatic flush bolts as permitted by paragraph (H)(1)(i)(iii)(1008.1.9.3), exception 3 of this rule.
4. Doors from individual dwelling units and sleeping units of Group R occupancies as permitted by paragraph (H)(1)(i)(iii)(1008.9.3), exception 4 of this rule.
(a) 1008.1.9.5.1 Closet and bathroom doors in Group R-4 occupancies.  In Group I-1 and Group R-4 occupancies, closet doors that latch in the closed position shall be operable from inside the closet and bathroom doors that latch in the closed position shall be capable of being unlocked from the ingress side.
(vi) 1008.1.9.6 Special egress locks for Group I-2.  Approved special egress locking systems, either controlled egress locks in accordance with paragraph (H)(1)(i)(vi)(a)(1008.1.9.6.1) of this rule or delayed egress locks in accordance with paragraph (H)(1)(i)(vi)(b)(1008.1.9.6.2) of this rule, shall be permitted in a Group I-2 occupancies where the clinical needs of persons receiving care require such special egress locking arrangements.
(a)1008.1.9.6.1 Approved controlled egress locks in accordance with this paragraph shall be permitted in a Group I-2 occupancy where the clinical needs of persons receiving care require such locking.  Controlled egress locks shall be permitted in such occupancies where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with paragraph (C)(3)(a)(i)(903.3.1.1) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code or an approved automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in accordance with paragraph (G)(907) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code ,provided that the doors unlock in accordance with items (i) to (vi) below. A building occupant shall not be required to pass through more than one door equipped with a special egress lock before entering an exit.
(i) The doors unlock upon actuation of the automatic sprinkler system or automatic fire detection system.
(ii) The doors unlock upon loss of power controlling the lock or lock mechanism.
(iii) The door locks shall have the capability of being unlocked by an approved manual keypad located on each side of the door, at staff locations on that floor and a signal from the fire command center.
(iv)Once the door lock has been released, relocking shall be by manual means only.
(v)A sign shall be provided on the door located above and within 12 inches (305 mm) of the release device reading: “THESE DOORS ARE ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED.”
(vi) Emergency lighting shall be provided at the door.
(b) 1008.1.9.6.2 Approved delayed egress locks shall be permitted in I-2 occupancies where the clinical needs of persons receiving care require such locking and where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with paragraph (C)(3)(a)(i)(903.3.1.1) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code or an approved automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in accordance with paragraph(G)(907) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code, provided that the door unlock in accordance with items (i) to(vi) below. A building occupant shall not be required to pass through more than one door equipped with a special egress lock before entering an exit.
(i)The door unlock upon actuation of the automatic sprinkler system or automatic fire detection system.
(ii)The doors unlock upon loss of power controlling the lock or lock mechanism.
(iii)The door locks shall have the capability of being unlocked by a signal from the fire command center, a nursing station or other approved location.
(iv)The procedures for the operation (s) of the unlocking system shall be described and approved as part of the emergency planning and preparedness required by rule 1301:7-7-04 of the Administrative Code.
(v)All clinical staff shall have the keys, codes or other means necessary to operate the locking devices.
(vi)Emergency lighting shall be provided at the door.
Exception: Items (i) to (iii) shall not apply to doors to areas where persons, because of clinical needs, require restraint or containment as part of the function of a mental hospital.
(vii) 1008.1.9.7 Delayed egress locks. Approved, listed, delayed egress locks shall be permitted to be installed on doors serving any occupancy except Group A, E and H occupancies in buildings that are equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with paragraph (C)(3)(a)(i)(903.3.1.1) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code or an approved automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in accordance with paragraph (G)(907) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code, provided that the doors unlock in accordance with paragraphs (H)(1)(h)(vi)(a)(i) to (H)(1)(h)(vi)(a)(vi) of this rule. A building occupant shall not be required to pass through more than one door equipped with a delayed egress lock before entering an exit.
(i)The doors unlock upon actuation of the automatic sprinkler system or automatic fire detection system.
(ii)The doors unlock upon loss of power controlling the lock or lock mechanism.
(iii) The door locks shall have the capability of being unlocked by a signal from the fire command center.
(iv) The initiation of an irreversible process which will release the latch in not more than 15 seconds when a force of not more than 15 pounds (67 N) is applied for 1 second to the release device.  Initiation of the irreversible process shall activate an audible signal in the vicinity of the door.  Once the door lock has been released by the application of force to the releasing device, relocking shall be by manual means only.
Exception: Where approved, a delay of not more than 30 seconds is permitted.
(v) A sign shall be provided on the door located above and within 12 inches (305 mm) of the release device reading: “PUSH UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS.  DOOR CAN BE OPENED IN 15 [30] SECONDS.”
(vi) Emergency lighting shall be provided at the door.
(viii) 1008.1.9.8 Electromagnetically locked egress doors. Doors in the means of egress that are not otherwise required to have panic hardware in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E, M, R-1 or R-2 and doors to tenant spaces in Group A, B, E, M, R-1 or R-2 shall be permitted to be electromagnetically locked if equipped with listed hardware that incorporates a built-in switch and meet the requirements below:
(a) The listed hardware that is affixed to the door leaf has an obvious method of operation that is readily operated under all lighting conditions.
(b) The listed hardware is capable of being operated with one hand.
(c) Operation of the listed hardware releases the electromagnetic lock and unlocks the door immediately.
(d) Loss of power to the listed hardware automatically unlocks the door.
(ix) 1008.1.9.9 Locking arrangements in correctional facilities.  In occupancies in Groups A-2, A-3, A-4, B, E, F, I-2, I-3, M and S within correctional and detention facilities, doors in means of egress serving rooms or spaces occupied by persons whose movements are controlled for security reasons shall be permitted to be locked when equipped with egress control devices which shall unlock manually and by at least one of the following means:
(a) Activation of an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with paragraph (C)(3)(a)(i)(903.3.1.1) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code;
(b) Activation of an approved manual alarm box; or
(c) A signal from a constantly attended location.
(x) 1008.1.9.10 Stairway doors.  Interior stairway means of egress doors shall be openable from both sides without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort.
Exceptions:
1. Stairway discharge doors shall be openable from the egress side and shall only be locked from the opposite side.
2. This paragraph shall not apply to doors arranged in accordance with section 403.5.3 of the building code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code.
3. In stairways serving not more than four stories, doors are permitted to be locked from the side opposite the egress side, provided they are openable from the egress side and capable of being unlocked simultaneously without unlatching upon a signal from the fire command center, if present, or a signal by emergency personnel from a single location inside the main entrance to the building.
(j) 1008.1.10 Panic and fire exit hardware.  Doors serving a Group H occupancy and doors serving rooms or spaces with an occupant load of 50 or more in a Group A or E occupancy shall not be provided with a latch or lock unless it is panic hardware or fire exit hardware.
Exception: A main exit of a Group A occupancy in compliance with paragraph (H)(1)(i)(iii)(b) of this rule.
Electrical rooms with equipment rated 1,200 amperes or more and over 6 feet (1829 mm) wide that contain overcurrent devices, switching devices or control devices with exit or exit access doors must be equipped with panic hardware or fire exit hardware. The doors must swing in the direction of egress travel.
(i) 1008.1.10.1 Installation.  Where panic or fire exit hardware is installed, it shall comply with the following:
(a) Panic hardware shall be listed in accordance with UL 305 as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code;
(b) Fire exit hardware shall be listed in accordance with UL 10C and UL 305 as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code;
(c) The actuating portion of the releasing device shall extend at least one-half of the door leaf width; and
(d) The maximum unlatching force shall not exceed 15 pounds (67 N).
(ii) 1008.1.10.2 Balanced doors.  If balanced doors are used and panic hardware is required, the panic hardware shall be of the push-pad type and the pad shall not extend more than one-half the width of the door measured from the latch side.
(2)1008.2 Gates.  Gates serving the means of egress system shall comply with the requirements of this paragraph. Gates used as a component in a means of egress shall conform to the applicable requirements for doors.
Exception: Horizontal sliding or swinging gates exceeding the 4-foot (1219 mm) maximum leaf width limitation are permitted in fences and walls surrounding a stadium.
(a) 1008.2.1 Stadiums.  Panic hardware is not required on gates surrounding stadiums where such gates are under constant immediate supervision while the public is present and where safe dispersal areas based on 3 square feet ( 0.28 m2) per occupant are located between the fence and enclosed space. Such required safe dispersal areas shall not be located less than 50 feet (15 240 mm) from the enclosed space. See paragraph (AA)(6)( 1027.6 ) of this rule for means of egress from safe dispersal areas.
(3) 1008.3 Turnstiles. Turnstiles or similar devices that restrict travel to one direction shall not be placed so as to obstruct any required means of egress.
Exception: Each turnstile or similar device shall be credited with no more than a 50-person capacity where all of the following provisions are met:
1. Each device shall turn free in the direction of egress travel when primary power is lost, and upon the manual release by an employee in the area.
2. Such devices are not given credit for more than 50 per cent of the required egress capacity.
3. Each device is not more than 39 inches (991 mm) high.
4. Each device has at least 16½ inches (419 mm) clear width at and below a height of 39 inches (991 mm) and at least 22 inches (559 mm) clear width at heights above 39 inches (991 mm).
Where located as part of an accessible route, turnstiles shall have at least 36 inches (914 mm) clear at and below a height of 34 inches (864 mm), at least 32 inches (813 mm) clear width between 34 inches (864 m and 80 inches (2032 mm) and shall consist of a mechanism other than a revolving device.
(a) 1008.3.1 High turnstile.  Turnstiles more than 39 inches (991 mm) high shall meet the requirements for revolving doors.
(b) 1008.3.2 Additional door.  Where serving an occupant load greater than 300, each turnstile which is not portable shall have a side-hinged swinging door that conforms to paragraph (H)(1)( 1008.1 ) of this rule within 50 feet (15 240 mm).

Bearacade® is not a building component, an operating mechanism, or part of any door or doorframe. Bearacade® is an aftermarket addition to a room, similar to a table or chair.  Outside of a lockdown, deploying Bearacade® may be cited as a code violation.  This is similar to using a fire extinguisher outside of prescribed times, pulling a fire call station without reason, or piling any debris in front of an egress door.