We are having a discussion in our office regarding the use of smart locks in a commercial building. Specifically, the one that cover the interior deadbolt and use an app to open. The one proposed is an August Smart Lock and still has a key on the outside, but the interior has a mechanism that fits over the deadbolt. Some of us in both the Building and Fire Department see the new deadbolt as non-compliant and others say different. Any help on this would be appreciuated. How has anyone else looked at this? Does the code/standard address these?
Andrew Barr, CFPS
Deputy Fire Marshal | McKinney Fire Department