5 Door Maintenance Issues: Through the Eyes of a Door Nerd

If you want to notice door maintenance issues wherever you go, just come and work at LockNet. You will officially become a door nerd and will never look at doors and locks the same way again. I always made fun of my parents and brother growing up, because they constantly inspected doors wherever we went. […]

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Mortise Lock vs. Cylindrical Lock – What Do You Need?

If you were to install new locks on your facility, would you need a mortise lock or a cylindrical lock? There are some big and important differences between the two, yet time and again we see the incorrect type of lock specified and installed, costing facilities money in either excessive repairs or unnecessary spend on […]

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Design Elements and Your Front Door: Don’t Sacrifice Beauty for Function

When you think of your brand’s image, what do you think of? Your company’s marketing efforts, of course. Customer sentiment. The colors you use, your brand’s logo design, even the design elements of your facilities. Today, I want to hone in on one specific aspect of your facilities, one that you might be surprised even […]

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Door and Lock Terminology – Advanced Edition

Remember last week when I introduced (maybe re-introduced) you to the nightlatch function? In the beginning, I was discussing how confusing the language of locks can be. Somewhat unsurprisingly, that hasn’t changed in the last week and it hasn’t changed since I wrote about door and lock terminology here, here, here, or here. The only […]

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Night Latch Function – Lock Terminology

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times – the language of the door and hardware industry is confusing! It seems there are constantly new phrases being thrown my way and it’s impossible to keep up with them all, isn’t it? I recently heard one that wasn’t completely new to me but […]

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Commercial Door Maintenance – Easy DIY Maintenance to Increase the Lifespan of Your Doors & Hardware

Maintenance expenses are one of those costs that sting a bit – we all know it’s necessary but it’s painful none the less to authorize an invoice – especially one that could have been avoided. In order to decrease the overall spend and number of service calls your facilities see for commercial door maintenance consider […]

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Eco-Friendly Door Hardware – Empowering Your Green Initiative

My organization has been part of the green initiative for many years, but we’d like to take it a step further than our paper goods and recycling in 2014. Are there any eco-friendly door hardware and other building materials that are suitable for commercial use and budget friendly? For a long time, green construction was […]

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