Financing Your Security System

As businesses grow and expand, security can be an afterthought from the business plan. We hear all too often that an organization realizes it needs to upgrade access control, add video monitoring, install better security doors, and maybe even consider new lock down strategies. Funding projects like the installation of a comprehensive security program can…

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Centralize Your Security System With An Alarm Panel – A Comparison

Home and office security systems can become complex when one begins to add alarms, access control, video monitoring, emergency safeguards, energy management, or any of the vast awareness and security options available. Installing an alarm panel to centralize all aspects of security technology gives more control to homeowners and business owners. A great system can…

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The 5 A’s of Access Control

Access control systems can be highly effective at monitoring vendors, employees, and other visitors to your office, but only if a proper system is developed to use and maintain the technology. Ensure the best safety and most efficient protocols for your access control system by reviewing these five phases to access control procedures: authorization, authentication,…

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Access Control Systems Revolutionizes Physical Work Spaces

Access control

Access control systems used to be designed to keep bad guys out. With new technology adoption, access control systems can now also provide flexible and hybrid workspaces, track activity and movement, and even control resource allocation and use. Access control systems can now cater to a fluid, remote workforce and employers who wish to keep…

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The Language of Door Hardware

Rim Exit Device

As a homeowner or property owner, you may have a need to replace a door or its components. This is not uncommon, especially in Colorado where drastic temperature changes can cause settling of foundations that in turn can cause sagging doors. You also may be considering replacing locking mechanisms with newer access control technology to improve…

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Exit Devices For Commercial Doors

3- Vertical Rod Exit Device

Exit devices, or more commonly known panic bars or push bars, enable people to open doors easily in the event of an emergency. Exit devices are operated from inside of the door where a bar is pushed to retract the latch and open the door. They are designed to allow people to move quickly through…

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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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