Door Hinges – Continuous Versus Pin and Barrel

Not every door hinge is the same, especially when working in commercial buildings. Weight of the door, environment, framing and hardware currently in use all contribute to the decision for the right hinge. Two of the most common hinges used in commercial buildings are continuous hinges and pin and barrel hinges. The key is knowing when…

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The Power Of Keyways

Keyway examples

Did you know that all of the different keys available are actually blank templates for the various locks available? Depending on what is being locked/unlocked could drive the brand of key used that is designed to match the keyway of the locking mechanism. A keyway is the slot or groove that the key matches and…

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A Weigh In On Door Closers

Automatic hydraulic device, leaver hinge door closer holder.

Determining the correct door closer for a commercial door application may seem simple but if done wrong, a door can quickly become noncompliant, begin to sag and even increase energy costs. There are a number of factors to consider when selecting the best door closer for your commercial property.  Location of door Mounting needs –…

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We are now ENGAGE Certified

Our access control services are now more engaging than ever! We are now ENGAGE certified! ENGAGE technology is a cloud-based and mobile app monitoring solution for businesses, whether they are monitoring a few doors or a multi-building complex.  This efficient and data driven program is open source, making it very easy to integrate with the…

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DIY? DI Why Not.

Home monitoring and office security systems may seem a simple thing to install and maintain. All Secure Lock & Security does offer locks, alarm systems, wellness monitoring and more in the DIY space. However, as security professionals, we can state confidently that do-it-yourself options are not always all they seem to be. So how can…

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The Gift of Security – Holiday Gift Guide

Do you have loved ones in your family that are always a challenge when gift giving season rolls around? We all have family and friends who seem to have all that they need or want so when gifting occurs, we struggle to come up with a creative gift we know will be useful and that…

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5 Ways To Keep Vacation Rentals All Secure

We were talking to a woman recently who recounted a story about her high school friends who all lived in the Colorado Foothills. She told us about all of the vacation homes that were located near the schools and the communities where her friends resided. Many of the kids were aware of which homes were…

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Back To School? Review Your Home Security

The kids are headed back to in person learning. You are headed back to the office. Now is the time to review your home security needs, specifically as it relates to keeping kids safe after school as they return home. Home monitoring is just one consideration. Below are five items to consider as back-to-school activities…

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Is Your Lock Down Procedure Really Protecting Anyone?

Gun violence continues to increase in the U.S. Colorado alone has had seven mass shooting events with 47 deaths and hundreds injured since 1993 (Hamm, 2021). However, this only makes up a fraction of those killed or injured by a gun. Over 21,000 people have already died in 2021 (as of June 30) nationwide (Gun…

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7 Tips For Fire Door Inspections – We Are Now Certified!

Keeping fire doors functioning and maintained requires attention to ensure that your employees, tenants and other occupants are within a safe environment. All Secure Lock & Security is proud to announce that our founder, Ben Lawrence, is now certified to provide fire door inspections to safeguard your facilities egress, smoke and swinging fire doors. The…

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