ASTM F571 is a standard practice for installation of exit devices in security areas. This standard was created by the American Standard for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM International which was funded in 1898, is an international standards developing organization that develops and publishes standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. This standard was published by ASTM F12.50 which is a committee specializes about locking devices. This standard practice deals with information regarding the installation of exit devices used in areas of security in order to reach the more great security level without violating the requirements of NFPA 101. NFPA is the National Fire Protection Association. In this paper NFPA 101, the NFPA introduce a code writing process and its performance-based activities.
The main keywords to present this standard are exit device; exit device installation; security; and security areas.