First, we removed the existing locking hardware (consisting of a lever and a deadbolt) and installed new locking hardware. That consisted of a new Von Duprin SVR exit device on the interior, and a new keypad trim on the exterior. This way they can easily exit the building by use of the exit device (free egress at all times) and easily enter the building with a keypad (though the building stays locked from the exterior at all times.) This solution allowed them the exact combination of security and convenience that they required.
On the same, day we also provided maintenance to the overall opening to ensure that the active door opens smoothly and the inactive door remains secure. We also installed a surface door closer to ensure that the door always closes on its own and securely latches, to consistently prevent outside entry without an access code.