Building code here says you must ensure all doors open when there is no power. So I think building code just wants to make sure people get out and the fire department can get in.You could make a case either way. "Fail Safe" isn't so safe when bad guys can access your building just by killing power.
It reads "Loss of power to the lock or locking system shall automatically unlock the doors."Does "When there is no power" mean "when you're on generator?"
Yea but what my question is really about is which of the 700, 701, 702 loads does the access control panel fall under?I think it's saying more about the lock than the power supply. To me, it just means you can't have fail-secure locks. You can still have a fail-safe lock and be on backup power.
I would put it on the life safety panel. It's necessary for the safety and security of the occupants. Hook it up to an output from the fire alarm system that unlocks all the doors.Yea but what my question is really about is which of the 700, 701, 702 loads does the access control panel fall under?