Bolt locks on doors

Updated November 13, 2012

The Building Code prohibits the use of any type of bolt lock on a door that is used to exit.  This is because anyone must be able to open the door with one motion in order to evacuate.

The DOF locksmiths review requests for bolt locks with the EHS Office.  We try to find a solution that meets the code and addresses the occupant's concerns. We willl also ask MIT Police and SEMO to help resolve the issue. No one at MIT has the authority to allow locks to be installed that do not meet the Building Code.