Builders Hardware

  • Trine Axion 3000 Series Electric Strike Body: One-Inch Backset

    The smaller the electric strike body, the less modification required for the installation. Less modification to the frame means less time required. Less time means a potentially higher profit margin. When discussing small electric strike bodies, the...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • Von Duprin: 100 Years Old and Going Strong

    Without an original idea, no product would ever see the light of day. We all take exit devices for granted today, but someone, somewhere had to be the inventor of the product. There have always been some disagreements about who really applied for the...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • GPLA GETS SECURITECH TRIDENT

    After thieves damaged the rear door at GPLA headquarters, the organization updated its security with a donated Securitech Trident three-point locking system and Select Products SL21 continuous hinge.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • Upgrading An Outdoor Security Gate

    It takes teamwork and innovative products such as the Locknetics 390+ electromagnetic lock, Locinox Titan Gate Closer, GRI 4400 Series magnetic contracts and HID MaxiProx reader to get the job done right.

    Article • May 1st, 2008

  • effeff MAKES IT EASY

    The new World Strike design solves the need for a throat cutout, eliminating any potential security risk of someone prying between the spring latch and strike tongue. It can be installed in less time and does not change the aesthetic look of the door or...

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • Installing the ADAMS RITE 4200 SERIES ELECTRIFIED LATCH AND 4591M PADDLE HANDLE

    An electrified lock such as the 4200 Series provides the opportunity to control access electronically without having to modify the door or jamb.

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • effeff MAKES IT EASY

    The new World Strike design solves the need for a throat cutout, eliminating any potential security risk of someone prying between the spring latch and strike tongue. It can be installed in less time and does not change the aesthetic look of the door or...

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • TOWNSTEEL REJUVENATOR™: MORTISE LOCK REVITALIZATION

    If lock replacement is out of the question, give your customers the option of replacing surface trim with an aftermarket product such as the Townsteel Rejuvenator. In this example, we retrofit a Schlage L Series mortise lock with the TownSteel Rejuvenator...

    Article • March 1st, 2008

  • Installing the NORTON 2800ST SERIES CAM ACTION DOOR CLOSER

    Unlike the gear-driven piston type closer, Norton says its cam action closer is significantly more efficient, providing up to four pounds closing force for a five pound opening force.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • What's New With Exit Devices? K2 Commercial Hardware Enters The Market

    What makes the exit device unique is that it provides life safety through free and easy egress, while still maintaining the security of the building. K2 Commercial Hardware exit devices are designed to provide free egress while restricting access...

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Sure-Strike is a Sure Hit

    Sure-Strike is an economical way to upgrade security on existing deadbolts and it can make a profitable addition when installing any new tubular deadbolt.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Servicing the Total Door: Hinge Replacement

    When electronic access control is being added to an existing opening, power transfer hinges are an excellent choice. Pemko offers standard and electrically modified continuous hinges for door repair projects as well as upgrade projects.

    Article • January 1st, 2008

  • Perma-Vault Finds Its Niche Developing And Selling Cash Drop Safes

    About 30 years ago Perma-Vault developed the PRO-30 Under Counter Drop Box, a familiar item to many in our industry. The company has grown substantially since then and has managed to be profitable and continue to manufacture products that are relatively...

    Article • December 1st, 2007

  • Rework Happens: New Construction And The Locksmith

    Hiring a master locksmith to inspect newly constructed commercial buildings can save the building owner thousands of dollars of rework. The value of a thorough inspection becomes evident.

    Article • November 1st, 2007

  • Hinge REPLACEMENT Brings Profits

    The next time you’re called to fix a lock, take a look at the hinge. If you’re unfamiliar with installing geared continuous hinges, you’re missing a profitable opportunity

    Article • October 1st, 2007