Types of Cylinders – What’s The Difference?

When ordering locks, you will most likely need to specify the type of cylinder you need.  The list of options is a long one: mortise, rim, key in knob, key in lever, deadbolt, and profile.  But don’t let this throw you – it’s pretty easy to distinguish each of the types of cylinders. Before we […]

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Panic Bars & Additional Security Features – The Code Compliant Solution to Rear Door Security

Panic bars are a hot topic in the loss prevention and facilities management world.  At a recent trade show, an attendee asked about the options available for rear door security.  As a large national chain, his organization had fallen victim to some creative criminals. By prying out the bottom of the door, robbers were able to […]

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Hardware and Construction Fails

  Hardware and construction fails are, by far, my favorite posts to do. Not because I enjoy the serious safety hazards that ensue with horrible hardware, but it boggles my mind that a site supervisor or building manager would sign off on some of these ridiculous [and real] photos. [soliloquy id=”3400″]   Have you seen […]

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Door and Lock Terminology 101: Part III

What’s next in our quest for door and lock terminology knowledge?  Closers, deadbolts, mag locks, and vertical rods. Closer Controls the closing speed of doors. When properly adjusted, they avoid slamming, reduce door and frame damage, and make the door easier and safer to use. There are two types of closers: Surface Mounted:  These are […]

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