hardware grades

Black Friday: Are Your Hardware Grades Up to Par?

In eight days Black Friday will be upon us. As soon as people wake up from their tryptophan induced slumbers and wipe the gravy from their chins, they’ll head out to embark on one of the newest holiday traditions. Do you know what this means? This means the traffic in your store, in one night, […]

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Black Friday is Almost Here! Are Your Doors and Locks Prepared?

Being in the door and lock industry, I like to make sure I cover the the big days in the retail world here on LockBytes. And, the mother of all retail days is almost upon us: Black Friday. That’s right, folks. Black Friday is a little more than two weeks away and it’s time to […]

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Solution Center – Grade 1 Hardware vs. Grade 2 Hardware

Here at LockNet, we service customers across a wide range of industries. One of the busiest industries we work with is the convenience store industry. This is a fast-paced, high-demand industry that sees a great deal of wear and tear on their hardware. If the facility manager isn’t made aware of the difference between Grade […]

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Convenience Stores – Heavy Duty Hardware Grades

Let’s talk statistics really quickly. Thanks to NACS Online, I was able to dig up some interesting information. In the United States alone, there are 152,794 convenience stores. This divvies up into one convenience store for every 2,095 people. On average, a customer spends roughly between three and four minutes in a convenience store when […]

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Warranties & Lifetime Cost: Cash In On Your Savings

It’s easy to forget about the warranties on your hardware. In fact, I’d venture to say most people never think about them until something goes wrong. And with the amount of use door hardware undergoes, it’s safe to assume something is going to happen. While the upfront cost of higher-grade hardware may scare you off– […]

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