Jan 15, 2018

Electric locks and electric strikes commonly require you to indicate if you want them to be Fail Safe (FSA) or Fail Secure (FSE). But what do these terms mean? We’ll answer that question today and help you understand some of the benefits and drawbacks to both. Fail Safe VS Fail Secure You’ll notice that both…

Jan 8, 2018

Schlage manufactures commercial locks and hardware. Their most popular locks in commercial buildings are their Grade 1, L-series mortise locks, the Grade 1, ND-series cylindrical locks, and the Grade 2, AL-series cylindrical locks. These come with many of the most common locking functions as well as several that are unique to Schlage. Beacon Commercial Door…

Jan 3, 2018

The New Year has begun and you have many things you want to accomplish this year. New goals mean new ways of doing things or finding a new purpose for doing them. One of those goals may include fixing those commercial doors in your building that have been causing headaches for you or the people…

Dec 22, 2017

The Christmas season reminds us of the joy and love we are blessed with in our lives, now and throughout the year. Christmas can give us a renewed heart to look for ways we can give of ourselves and serve others. We can forget about our differences and come together to celebrate the good that…

Dec 18, 2017

Commercial hollow metal doors can come in several different metal face thicknesses or gages. Hollow metal doors also come with many options for the door core such as honeycomb or insulated cores. You can read more about hollow metal door cores here. The purpose of this article is to cover the more common door elevations…

Dec 11, 2017
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As the New Year approaches we look back at our history and remember our legacy as a commercial door company. Beacon Metals was founded in 1966 by John Riches. Just before the founding of Beacon Metals, John worked for Buehner block. Part of his role at Buehner block was working with window bucks and commercial…

Dec 4, 2017

Door holding hardware allows people and material to be moved through the opening without the worry of the door closing and needing to be reopened constantly. Areas where a hold open function is often used include storage rooms, exterior entry doors, stairwell doors, classroom doors, and corridors. High usage of door hardware will require more…

Nov 27, 2017

Mortise locks are installed into a rectangular pocket cut out of the edge of a door. The term mortise refers to a hole or recess cut that allows the lock to be inserted. Mortise lock bodies look much different than cylindrical locks and allow for more working mechanics inside. Mortise locks have more lever and…

Nov 20, 2017

As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us here at Beacon Commercial Door & Lock wish to express our gratitude for all of the wonderful customers and contractors we have worked with over the years. You are the ones who keep us in business and we are proud to serve you as Utah’s premier door and hardware…

Nov 13, 2017

Exit devices can have several electrical options to aid the building security. Electrical options are available in most styles of exit device including Rim, Mortise, Surface Vertical Rods (SVR), and Concealed Vertical Rods (CVR). Electric Latch Retraction A motor or solenoid is built into the body of the exit device and hardwired through the door….

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