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August 17, 2021
Learn more about StoreDefender™ for the cannabis industry in our latest application sheet.READ MORE
August 13, 2021
Friday the 13th is for the superstitious. The day has been steeped in fear for centuries, with a connection to ill-fated dinner parties long past. While some believe these practices should be followed all 365 days of the year, there are others who only avoid sidewalk cracks or dining with 13 guests on Friday the 13th. To join in on the holiday, we wanted to add our own door-industry-related superstitions for a bit of fun.
July 30, 2021
Understandably, government buildings require a higher level of security than your average structure. Due to the nature of their business, government buildings may be more prone to break-ins, theft, and damages— especially because they house confidential information, whether in the form of paper records or in the minds of valuable employees. What products are on the market to secure federal government buildings?
July 22, 2021
In cafeterias, stadiums, hospitality, healthcare, and educational facilities, specifying a counter door that not only offers a compact, streamlined option but also includes insulation to reduce operational noise is key. There are many counter door options on the market, but one is the only and first of its kind with a patented PVC back slat to hold the melamine foam insulation in place within the curtain. Our Insulated Roll Up Counter Door is a unique solution with a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 26.
July 16, 2021
When searching for security options for your retail or parking facility that are still aesthetically pleasing, you’ll encounter a range of products—some better than others. But instead of opening 20 tabs and trying to compare choices with a multitude of clicks, we’ve made it easy by compiling our Grille Comparison Chart.
June 29, 2021
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 16,600 injuries were sustained and 14.8 billion dollars were lost due to fires in the United States in 2019. Fires in both residential and commercial buildings are unfortunately a prevalent issue. What if there was a way to possibly reduce the effects of fire in your building, slowing or even stopping the spread? Fire-rated products do their part to protect your building, but there’s also expectations on your end to ensure they’re working properly. This includes daily once overs to ensure nothing is amiss. You may also be familiar with periodic inspections, commonly referred to as drop testing your fire doors.
June 24, 2021
Have you worked on projects that called for doors or grilles that had specific wind load requirements? If you answered “yes,” you’re probably familiar with some of the basics, such as the difference between design and test wind load and how wind load is calculated. While understanding the basics is helpful, it is also beneficial to be aware of myths surrounding wind load requirements for rolling doors and grilles.
June 10, 2021
Keeping order and track of your security in a parking garage is akin to playing a real-world game of Tetris. Rearrange here and move this one there. Make sure this piece fits; why can’t I remove this one to create space?! Luckily, in this game, you have an advantage. We remove one piece of the puzzle, creating enhanced security with Electronic Autolock and its expanded availability for our Extreme 300 Series Grille.
June 07, 2021
When designing a commercial space or replacing an existing rolling door, architects, designers, contractors and other involved parties need to find a door that will fit the opening.
June 04, 2021
Just as a chef cooking with a scratched pan and worn out spatula won’t end his time in the kitchen with a culinary masterpiece, getting a fire door without a properly suited operator is a recipe for disaster. If the chef gets the right tools, cooking will be easier. If you arm yourself with knowledge about fire door operators, choosing the best one will lead to easier maintenance and a safer building.