Door Hardware

  • DOOR LOCK UPGRADE: From Cylindrical Lock To Mortise Lock

    This modification provided the capability of a deadbolt and dead latch in one lock (mortise) mechanism while maintaining the integrity of the door.

    Article • January 1st, 2009

  • Single Storefront Doors and Profits

    The lock stile is where the majority of day-to-day lock service is performed. From keyed cylinders and thumb-turns to latches deadbolts and hook bolts, this is where the action is.

    Article • November 1st, 2008

  • SL57 Continuous Hinge

    Fix sagging doors equipped with electrical devices for good. Our rugged SL57 full surface geared continuous hinge - perfect for retrofit - uses our patent-pending process to pass electricity from frame to door while protecting and concealing the wiring...

    Product • October 23rd, 2008

  • 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

  • Market Trends: How Consumers Purchase Decorative Door Hardware

    Because locksmiths can also install the purchased hardware, the opportunity to offer customers a total package, including the door set and its installation, is available — something neither showrooms nor large retailers can offer

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • An Overview of Mechanical Exit Devices

    In simple terms, an exit device is a lock with an inside release bar. Variations include standard, fire-rated, rim, vertical rod and mortise exit devices and a number of specialty exit bars.

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • Major Manufacturing's Pit Bull Steel Door Tool Simplifies Hardware Changes

    One of the more difficult modifications is recessing a latch pocket into a hollow metal door edge to accommodate an auxiliary lock. Major Manufacturing's Pit Bull tool makes this task much simpler.

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • DHI Product Spotlight

    A roundup of products on display at the annual Door and Hardware Institute annual covention Sept. 11-16 in San Diego.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • Does Your Business Hinge on Profit? An Overview of Butt Hinges

    Hinges. Do you sell them? Do you service them? Do you replace them? Many locksmiths service the leading edge of the door from top to bottom.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • Opening the Door to Greater Profits

    Door servicing and replacement provides an opportunity to expand your business.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • Sizing Up Fire Doors and Rated Hardware

    It's the responsibility of locksmiths to understand all components of steel fire doors. All hardware mounted to fire doors must be properly rated.

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • Specifying Electric Hinges

    Electric hinges are preferred over door cords because they are less exposed to vandalism

    Article • September 1st, 2006

  • ALOA New Product Spotlight

    A roundup of many of the products that will be on display July 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    Article • July 1st, 2006

  • Mckinney Continuous Hinge Installation

    We install a McKinney Continuous Geared Door Hinge onto a narrow stile aluminum glass door and aluminum frame.

    Article • May 1st, 2006

  • Servicing Door Hardware: Preventative Maintenance

    A discussion on basic door maintenance.

    Article • February 1st, 2006