§ 6709.2. Single Swinging Door, Pair of Doors and Dutch Doors.  

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  • A single swinging door, the active leaf of a pair of doors, and the bottom leaf of Dutch doors shall be equipped with a deadbolt and a latch. If a key-locking feature is incorporated in the latching mechanism, a dead latch shall be used. The deadbolt and latch may be activated by one lock or by individual locks. Deadbolts shall contain hardened inserts, or equivalent, so as to repel cutting tool attack. The deadbolt lock or locks shall be key operated from the exterior side of the door and engaged or disengaged from the interior side of the door by a device not requiring a key, tool or excessive force.



    The latch may be omitted from doors in Group B Occupancies.


    In other than residential occupancies, locks may be key-operated, or otherwise operated from the inside when not prohibited by Chapter 10 or other laws and regulations.


    A swinging door of width greater than 5 feet (1524 mm) may be secured as set forth in Section 6711.


    In residential occupancies, doors, other than means of egress doors complying with Section 1010 and emergency escape and rescue doors complying with Section 1030, may be equipped with security-type hardware which requires a key to release from the interior side of the door if the sleeping rooms are protected with a fire-warning system as set forth in Sections 907.2.11 and an automatic sprinkler system as required by Section 903.2.8.

    A straight deadbolt shall have a minimum throw of l inch (25.4 mm) and the embedment shall not be less than 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) into the holding device receiving the projected bolt. A hook shape or expanding lug deadbolt shall have a minimum throw of 3/4 inch (19 mm). All deadbolts of locks which automatically activate two or more deadbolts shall embed at least 1/2 inch (12.7 mm), but need not exceed 3/4 inch (19 mm), into the holding devices receiving the projected bolts.

(Ord. 2016-0053 § 79, 2016; Ord. 2013-0048 § 72, 2013; Ord. 2010-0053 § 78, 2010; Ord. 2007-0108 § 27 (part), 2007; Ord. 99-0040 § 69 (part), 1999.)