Security or Safety




Article by: Richard Piccolo

Security or safety? It's like the chicken or the egg, which came first?

When I was a new in this industry, as a fire , Safe And Sound, Wherever You Are inspector, the use of keyed locks , Magnetic s or dead bolts were common. It took time and hard work to educate business and property , Surveillance for the Homeowner owners about the value of a safe , Surveillance Camera Positioning means of egress. We can all list tragedies where inadequate non-compliant means of egress was the cause.

Now we face numerous new security , Securing Home Water Supplies; Conservation of Water Planning issues from international terrorism to industrial espionage and/or employee dishonesty. No individual involved with these issues should have access to buildings. , Of Barn Doors And Horses The question is, which scenario should take precedence over the other? In today's technologically advanced world, they are all equally important. I don't think one should take precedence. Safety , Magnetic Locks and security , Test Fidelity with a Spy Phone can be achieved with thought and in some cases new technology.

When starting a project the first thing to do is list safety , How Jimmy Got His Stolen Property Replaced and security , Home System Considerations for Your New Home measures to accomplish.

Let's deal with a hypothetical issue. A building , Surveillance for the Homeowner owner wants to limit access through rear exit doors. , Home Security - Protection For The Whole Family A guard station used to check credentials to allow entry protects the main entrance. The rear exits are locked from the outside, , Fireproof Gun Safes - Protect Your Right to Bear Arms By Protecting Your Family so there can be no entry through the rear doors , Surveillance Camera Positioning and the code has no specific requirements for rear exits to be locked from the outside, , Tropical Hurricane Fat Alberto assuming the rear doors , Surveillance Camera Positioning are not required for handicapped or fire , Evaluating Your Home Security Needs department access.

Next the building , Finding the Right Hurricane Shutter Can Be Easy owner wants to limit egress through rear doors. , Securing Home Water Supplies; Conservation of Water Planning The code specifically indicates all egress doors , 5 Steps To Better Home Security And Personal Safety shall open from the inside , Pepper Spray Patterns: Which One Is Right For You? without a key. There is a section for delayed egress locks. , Who Wants to Know What's Going On When You're Not There? In certain groups, this allows the use of specialized hardware. , Evaluating Your Home Security Needs This specialized hardware , Fire Alarms Save You From Disasters enables the egress doors , Who Wants to Know What's Going On When You're Not There? to be locked but still allows for egress. The doors , Broken Key Removal (Pin Tumbler Locks) unlock if an alarm , Tropical Hurricane Fat Alberto is activated or power , Who Wants to Know What's Going On When You're Not There? fails. If an occupant attempts to open the door , Fireproof Gun Safes - Protect Your Right to Bear Arms By Protecting Your Family when no alarm , Kids and Guns is activated, the door , Home Security Ė Defend Your Home and Possessions Against Intruders! will automatically open after a certain period (15 to 30 seconds).

There is no code requirement, which would not allow a security alarm , Carbon Monoxide Detector - Do I Really Need One? to activate when a door , Facts And Misconceptions Of Pepper Spray is opened or attempted to be opened from the inside. , Choosing Wireless or Hard Wired Home Security Products

The area would also require signage and emergency lights. , Choosing Wireless or Hard Wired Home Security Products In this situation, we have complied with both safety , Security Systems and security , Successfully Surviving a Natural Disaster objectives. So when considering which comes first, the chicken or egg, we only have to worry about: scrambled or fried.
Richard A. Piccolo is president of B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. With more than 30 years in the building , Surveillance for the Homeowner code and fire , Home Security - How You Can Help the Police Before Your Property is Stolen industry, Mr. Piccolo is a Master Code Professional, a Certified Building , Broken Key Removal (Pin Tumbler Locks) Official, a Certified Fire , Home Security - Protection For The Whole Family Official, a Certified Property , Home Security - How You Can Help the Police Before Your is Stolen Maintenance Inspector, a Certified Building , Who Wants to Know What's Going On When You're Not There? Inspector, a Certified Plans , Fireproof Gun Safes - Protect Your Right to Bear Arms By Protecting Your Family Examiner, an Illinois Certified Fire , Test Fidelity with a Spy Phone Inspector and a Certified Firefighter III. He has helped write building , Home Selling and fire , Pepper Spray Patterns: Which One Is Right For You? codes for the state of Illinois as well as a number of municipalities.

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