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Lock and Door Hardware Finishes

This article is about lock finishes explained and door hardware finishes explained and will answer your question “What are the Different types of Door Hardware Finishes?” There are two standards in the United States which have identified and defined door hardware finishes. The earlier standard is the United States Standard, developed by the Institute of Standards, and finishes in this standard are depicted as US10B, US26D etc. The  more recent standard has been defined by …

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Alarm Lock Access Control Locks

Alarm Lock is a global leader in access control and exit solutions for use in industries such as retail, healthcare, education, transportation etc. This blog aims to describe the different Alarm Lock Access Control Locks and Alarm Lock Products.  Alarm Lock Access Control Locks Alarm Lock’s product categories include Trilogy access control solutions which provide access through PIN codes and/or HID proximity ID cards and badges. Advanced Trilogy access control solutions can store scheduled events such as automatic …

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The Definitive Guide To Lock Functions

Lock functions will help you determine which lock will fulfil your needs. This blog post will help you get familiar with the different lock functions that are available. Lock Functions Privacy – This function is usually used in bathroom and dressing room locks. Locks having privacy function generally have a pushbutton or thumbturn on the inside lever, which when pressed locks the outside lever. To unlock the outside lever, simply rotate the inside lever. Privacy …

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Door Hardware Handing Guide

Door Handing Explained Lock Handing Explained

Determining Door Handing (or Door Lock Handing) can be confusing !!! Many “old Pros” often make mistakes when ordering locks and door hardware! Why? Well, a left hand door is the same as a right hand reverse! Just like a right hand door is the same as a left hand reverse for the purpose of lock handing and door hardware handing! Confused yet? Rest Assured! Locksandsafes.com wants to simplify the door hardware ordering process. First, for the purpose of explaining …

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