A guide to the commercial door, locks and hinges.

Commercial Door Locks

Commercial door locks are a crucial piece of exterior security hardware.

Any time you set up a new door in the home or office, one of the most important factors to take into consideration is security.  Sure, depending on your needs, you may want a door that looks nice aesthetically, but at the end of the day, having a strong and secure door should be one of your top priorities.  Use commercial door locks to add a level of safety to your home, storefront or office to help give you the piece of mind when watchful eyes cannot be present.

Depending on the type of commercial door you have set up, there is most likely a wide selection of commercial door locks readily available for you to choose from.  Of course, it goes without saying that the number one priority of the lock should be functionality, and not style.  Many people get distracted by cool looking commercial door locks that may appear secure, but really the manufacturers spent too much time worrying about style.  Make sure that whichever type of door lock you decide to purchase is functionally efficient first, and appeals to your taste in style second.

There are certain products where brand recognition is not so important.  With commercial door locks, however, that is just not the case.  You want to be sure to go with a trusted brand of lock, as there is a reason that certain manufacturers have become more popular than others.  Some of the best brands to choose your commercial door locks from include, but are not limited to, Schlage, Arrow, CRL (Cr Laurence), Falcon, Summit and Yale.  Whichever brand you decide to go with, make sure that is a positively reviewed manufacturer.

When it comes to installation of your commercial door locks, this is a job that is best left to the professionals.  Even an extremely handy person should not risk messing up the job with a door lock; it is worth the money to have the lock installed by people who have experience.  Chances are, the store which you purchase your commercial door locks from will offer some sort of installation service if you desire.  The other option is to go to your local locksmith and inquire about the prices for installation on commercial door locks.

If you are looking for stores in which to purchase your door locks at every day low prices, you are in luck, assuming you have a hardware store close by.  Some of the more popular hardware stores to choose from are The Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Ace Hardware, USA Industrial Supply, Kolsen Korenge, and Gridline Supply.

The other important factor when choosing the right commercial door locks for you needs is the dimensions and materials of the wall.  Sure, you can probably get by installing any lock on any type of door, but certain commercial door locks are better suited for metal doors, while others are better used for wooden or glass commercial doors.  The best thing for you to do would be write down the dimensions of your door (including the depth of the door itself), and the material of the door, in order to help choose the best possible lock for the job.