Dustin Lucas of Foothill Locksmiths explains why code compliance is crucial when changing the locks on a commercial property.

Blaine Lucas is president of Foothill Locksmiths, Inc.. To reach Blaine Lucas call (510) 621-7956.
Video: Code Compliance with Commercial Locks
Complete Video Transcription:

HAYWARD − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re planning to change the locks on a commercial property, make sure you’re aware of local and federal code regulations. To learn more, we’re with Dustin Lucas of Foothill Locksmiths, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Blaine Lucas.

Dustin Lucas: When replacing or installing new locks in a commercial setting, it is important to be in compliance with local and federal standards. Lever locks must be used in almost all applications, due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, life safety, and fire codes. Doorknobs are not compliant, due to the fact that they can be hard to grip and turn, which can restrict persons from moving in and out of the building. Also, without a lever return of less than half an inch from the door, people can get hung up on a lever or knob while trying to leave an area during an emergency.

Host, Sarah Rutan: Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, top rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

Blaine Lucas is a 40-year veteran of the locksmith industry and owner of Foothill Locksmiths, Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2004. He can be reached at (510) 621-7956 or by email.

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