Glass door hardware/locks serviced & installed. We can master-key, re-key, & customize your commercial hardware.
Please defer to your local authority for the egress requirements specific to your property. This is only general information. Your exit devices must be appropriate for the occupancy load of the property you own or manage. We insist you contact your local building authority with any questions or concerns you may have concerning fire code & public safety.
Glass doors are commonly used for commercial applications. Commercial doors can take abuse day in and day out. Often seeing heavy traffic you probably have already had to repair yours. We are able to repair these locks, and service them. We work to help our clients choose the correct hardware for their doors so they get maximum reliability.
How and why should I customize my door hardware?
These commercial locks are used across the country for a variety of building purposes. Some see heavy traffic, others remain locked at all times. Some are dead-bolts that provide excellent security, others are dead-latches which must remain fully functional as exit-devices for obvious safety reasons. We help you save time and money by changing your hardware when needed.
The hardware you choose for your door must be tailored to your exact needs. If your door doesn’t suit its specific purpose it cannot be effective or reliable. Take the door below for example. This commercial door is the main door to a convenience store. During store hours the door is always unlocked. The door is held closed to the wind by a hydraulic door closer. Outside of store hours this door is always locked. In this example the store front door used a dead-bolt and it survived an attempted break in over night. If this door had a dead-latch it would have failed. The picture on the right shows a mortise cylinder with something extra. If you notice on the outside of the lock there is a ring which encapsulates the entire circumference of the cylinder. The purpose of this guard ring is to spin freely when attacked with hand tools.
Which exit device is appropriate for you?
We often see push paddles installed where they are not required. Push paddles are an approved exit device for medium occupancy purposes, however the quick exit they are designed to provide causes unnecessary wear when that specific door doesn’t require it. Often a customer has the option to switch to a lever. Levers don’t see the same force that push paddles do.
A lever seems to slow exit traffic down to a walking pace this is better for the exit device, the internal lock body, and the entire door/frame. The less wear on your lock the longer it will last. Choosing the correct hardware can make all the difference. The door shown on the bottom left had used a push paddle for years. If this door had used a lever it would have saved the apartment owner a lot of money. This door was rushed through regularly by building tenant. Eventually they had to install continuous hinges to keep the entire door from sagging. This push paddle should have been switched to a lever years ago. Countless repairs and countless dollars wasted due to a poor hardware choice.