Builders Hardware

  • Locksmiths vs. Building Codes

    The most-asked question is: “Where does it say I can’t drill a hole in a fire door?”

    Article • September 1st, 2009

  • HES Vista V3: One Electric Strike, Many Applications

    Because HES has separated the electric strike body from the faceplate components, one electric strike body can be matched with any one of eight faceplates.

    Article • September 1st, 2009

  • Creating a Preemptive Defense Against Personal Injury Lawsuits

    The best way to avoid a personal injury lawsuit is to keep door hardware, particularly closers and operators, in good working order.

    Article • September 1st, 2009

  • Commercial Security Hardware: It All Starts With The Door

    Doors can be equipped with push / pull hardware, door viewers, sweeps, plates, flush bolts, center pivots, offset pivots, butt hinges, concealed over-head hinges, floor closers, or over-head surface / concealed closers.

    Article • September 1st, 2009

  • R2 VARYX™ - Fully Adjustable Continuous Geared Hinge for Door Repair

    For those of us who’ve hung thousands of doors the old-fashioned way, having the flexibility to adjust clearances after the door is hung makes it easier to get it right the first time.

    Article • August 1st, 2009

  • E-PLEX: Easy; Expandable Electronic Access Control

    Get card access without wires, software or computers by pairing the E-Plex with LearnLok™.

    Article • August 1st, 2009

  • New Product Spotlight

    A & B Fire Safes A & B Safe Corporation is adding a new line of insulated fire safes to its product offering. These One & Two Hour fires safes are available in nine single-door models and three double-door models. They accept all current electronic...

    Article • August 1st, 2009

  • Break-in-Blocker

    The Sovilok Break-in-Blocker utilizes stainless steel sockets and pins to tie a door through its doorframe to the studs of the building. Uniquely designed to be virtually invisible to the customer, the system is easily installed using the reusable...

    Product • July 24th, 2009

  • A Day In The Life Of An Institutional Locksmith

    We interview a government locksmith responsible for 15,000 doors. This past year, his four-person staff handled over 800 calls for service, installing or servicing 50 to 100 locks each month

    Article • July 2nd, 2009

  • Making It Easier To Open The Door

    In my experience, people never want to use two hands to open a door. Whenever possible, most people try to unlock and open the door with the same hand. People will use the key to push or pull a door open. For many narrow stile aluminum glass doors...

    Article • July 2nd, 2009

  • S6000D

    SDC S6000D series delayed egress panic and fire exit devices are available in rim mount, mortise and vertical rod configurations. A wall mount controller incorporates all delayed egress logic for 15 or 30 second exit delay, alternating 85 db tone and...

    Product • June 22nd, 2009

  • RX Health Safety Mortise Retrofit

    TownSteel introduces the RX Health Safety Mortise retrofit kit and the Rejuvenator Universal Mortise retrofit kit. The Rejuvenator RX Health Safety kit provides added security and protection in detention rooms and other institutional areas where...

    Product • June 22nd, 2009

  • Clark Security’s Merrifield Sees Economic Upswing Ahead

    Mr. Merrifield said that all businesses have dodged a “near-death” experience and have become more cautious. He predicts that by mid-to-late 2009, the economy will improve.

    Article • June 2nd, 2009

  • Choosing and Installing EXIT ALARMS

    When specifying any locking device which is used on an exit, fire door or along the path of egress, the code requirements for that opening and occupancy must be determined, and only approved hardware be used.

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • Door Basics

    Locksmiths service door locks. If the door is equipped with a closer, be it surface mount or concealed, locksmiths service door closers. Locksmiths adjust door hinges so the door can close. Why not install doors? They can be a very profitable option...

    Article • May 1st, 2009