Apr 30, 2018
Von Duprin Exit Devices

When we refer to dogging an exit device it means holding the latching mechanism retracted. There are several methods to "dog" an exit device, but they can be divided into two groups: Mechanical dogging and Electrified Dogging. The level of security that is wanted at the opening is one of the main factors to determine which method of...

Apr 23, 2018
Installed Conventional Hinge

Door hinges are the most important part on any swinging commercial door. Without hinges to hang on, the door will not swing. Conventional hinges (often called butt hinges) come in a variety of sizes and with many options to meet the conditions at an opening. A conventional hinge is essentially two metal plates that are joined together...

Apr 16, 2018
Falcon T-series Lock

Falcon is an Allegion brand that supplies many types of door hardware including door locks, exit devices, and door closers as well as cylinders and keys. Among Falcon's many products are the Grade 1 T-series cylindrical locks and the Grade 2 B-series cylindrical locks (learn more about ANSI grades and standards). We will take a quick look...

Apr 9, 2018
HM Shop 1

Beacon Commercial Door and Lock has an in-house hollow metal shop capable of fabricating custom frames. When a customer needs frames quickly, our shop can press the metal and form the hollow metal into almost any jamb depth. Our technicians are able to setup and weld the frames as well as perform hardware preps and...

Apr 2, 2018
Door Sweeps vs Door Bottoms

The purpose of weatherstripping, or "gasketing", around a door opening is pretty straight-forward. There are gaps around the door so that the door can be opened and closed without binding on the frame. These gaps, however, can allow air flow, sound, light, and smoke transmission. Weatherstripping effectively seals up the gaps all the way...


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