Feb 3, 2021

Our new online catalog page is now live to view products that we stock and have readily available over the counter. See product categories, brands, and specifications for what we stock. Each product category shows the various products available from Beacon's stock material. Hardware items are readily available same day as are stock...

Jan 4, 2021

Storeroom locks are named for their typical application on storage room doors. In this blog post we will provide a brief overview of the storeroom lock function and variations to that function among the different types of locking hardware that can be installed on commercial doors. Cylindrical Locks with Storeroom Function According to...

Dec 11, 2020
Continuous Hinge in Hospital

When it comes to determining the handing of a door it can be a little confusing for some. Once you understand the principles, though, it is easy to determine the handing for most door openings. However, there are some door handing options that are less common. Here we will look at 3 of these less common door swings: Double Egress ...

Nov 16, 2020
lcn 4050 eda

Door closer adjustments are done when the door closer is installed and again whenever maintenance is necessary. Adjusting commercial door closers is an important task that should not be forgotten as part of routine maintenance on a building. There are three main reasons to remember why you should adjust door closers. Door closers...

Oct 15, 2020

The benefits of using Beacon's pre-installation seem obvious to most construction industry experts. You get a product that is prepared as much as possible for quick finishing on the job site to finalize the install. Onsite install time is reduced dramatically, by over 75% in many cases! That means a door that used to take 1 hour to...

Sep 16, 2020
Rim x Rim Exit Device

Commercial doors can be provided as single door openings or as a pair of doors, also called double doors. Double doors can have some unique commercial door hardware items that aren't used for single door openings. The 5 types of commercial door hardware we will be discussing in this blog post are: Flush Bolts Coordinators ...

Aug 18, 2020
HD Threshold

Saddle thresholds for commercial doors are a type of commercial door hardware that runs the width of the door and is mounted on the floor. A saddle threshold sits on the floor underneath the door when the door is closed. Saddle thresholds get their name from their similar look to a horse saddle when viewing a cross section of the door...

Jul 20, 2020

A very common question is what is a door closer? A door closer, very simply, is a type of hardware that is used to close a door either mechanically or automatically. Door Closers Most of the time, when we think of a door closer in the commercial door business, we think of a surface mounted door closer that is installed to the door...

Apr 3, 2020

Here is a list of helpful terms and abbreviation meanings used in the Commercial Door and Hardware industry. This is by no means a complete list (there are terms people even make up on the fly!) but it contains a lot of the most commonly used words and phrases you'll hear. Now you can be an expert and not only talk the talk, but also walk...

Mar 19, 2020

Allegion and other door hardware manufacturers offer door hardware (that is manually operated by hand) with optional finishes that are antimicrobial. What does Antimicrobial mean? According to Allegion's website: "The antimicrobial coating [on door hardware] is specially formulated to inhibit the growth of bacteria by interrupting cell...

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