Builders Hardware

  • Boost Revenue With Decorative Hardware

    Mixing and matching of Grade 1 commercial and lesser Grade residential door hardware is becoming a major trend in commercial (and even residential) projects. One reason for this trend, of course, is budgets. This has been the case in the multi-family...

    Article • March 30th, 2011

  • HES 9600 Series Electric Strike

    The HES 9600 model series electric strike recently achieved UL listing under ANSI Severe Windstorm requirements for latching hardware under ANSI/SDI-BHMA 250.13. A "severe windstorm" is defined by the BHMA and ANSI standard as a weather event with...

    Product • March 25th, 2011

  • News Briefs April 2011

    Marks USA Supplies Institutional Life Safety Locksets Marks USA has supplied Atascadero State Hospital & Rehab Center with their Grade 1 Institutional Life Safety Locksets. Atascadero State Hospital (ASH), opened in 1954 and is an all-male, maximum...

    Article • March 9th, 2011

  • HES 9000 SERIES: A Selection of Strikes for Most Installations

    Life safety codes require the use of exit devices in specific situations, and most codes prohibit the use of any other lock or mechanism on the door that would prevent the use of the device or confuse the user. The primary purpose of an exit device is...

    Article • March 7th, 2011

  • Norton Creates A Safe Zone

    Norton Door Controls, a division of ASSA ABLOY, has been manufacturing door checks, the precursor of the door closer, since Lewis C. Norton founded the Norton Door Check Company in 1880. A Door Check originated as a device that prevents a door equipped...

    Article • March 7th, 2011

  • Door Closers: Adjusting For Changes

    For the purpose of this article, we will discuss surface-mounted door closer basics to better understand the design, operation and limitations of a mechanical door closer. Optimizing the installation of a door closer can be very beneficial by requiring...

    Article • March 7th, 2011

  • Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction Exit Device

    Designed for applications such as health care facilities, where security is a high priority for protection of patients and employees, the patented Detex Delayed Egress/Latch Retraction device integrates both functions for more efficient operation. It...

    Product • February 16th, 2011

  • SARGENT® Profile Series v.N2

      The SARGENT ® Profile Series v.N2 lock with Aperio™ Technology makes it easy and cost-effective to bring access control to additional openings. It uses local wireless communication between the lock and an Aperio hub to connect to an online access...

    Product • February 8th, 2011

  • 5900 Series Low Energy Operator

    The 5900 Series is a full-featured, extremely quiet, low energy door operator designed for moderate to high traffic doors. This cost-effective operator is available for either push- or pull-side mounting and is ideal for any application designed to...

    Product • February 8th, 2011

  • Beamii Lock Light

    The touch-activated Beamii Lock Light eliminates fumbling for the right key and door lock in the dark.  Featuring no wires or switches, and easily mounted on house, garage or shed doors or fuse boxes, the durable plastic device turns off after 45...

    Product • February 8th, 2011

  • News Briefs

    Steelcraft Doors Obtain Blast-Resistant "No Hazard" Rating Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced compliance with the United States Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria - Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings...

    Article • February 7th, 2011

  • Securitron EMB

    ISC West Booth 11067 The Securitron electromechanical bar (EMB) is a non-latching, 100% mechanical exit bar designed for use on magnetically locked, non-fire-rated doors - or as an initiate device for a delayed egress timer. Pushing the bar activates...

    Product • January 28th, 2011

  • Powering Standalone Electromechanical Locks

    Standalone electromechanical locks require battery power in order to operate. Most network-capable, standalone electromechanical locks have a battery condition indicator. As the battery in a networked lock begins to reach replacement, the software can...

    Article • January 28th, 2011

  • Trends in Electronic Locks

    The electromechanical lock is not new. I installed battery operated motorized deadbolts and electronic locks way back in the 1980s. I remember a “key free” electromechanical knob and deadbolt lockset that was pretty amazing. To enter the...

    Article • January 27th, 2011

  • Re-usable Installation Kit

    Our "IK" installation kit is comprised of transfer nuts and shims, drill gauges, templates, and

    Product • January 20th, 2011