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  • Practical option that became popular in the ’80s
    The 1980s gave rise to hundreds of memorable icons including feathered hair, the T-top IROC Camero, pet rocks and Rick Springfield wishing he had “Jessie’s Girl.” Indeed, some of these are better forgotten. The glass door market also witnessed a new development during the early part of that decade: glass rail systems. The systems are on the top and bottom of glass doors to...
  • More colleges using Schlage Recognition Systems’ biometric handreader controls
    West Virginia University’s Student Recreation Center is using Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ biometric handreader technology, in addition to the card swiping system, to control access to the facility. HandKey readers simplify credential management and ensure that only authorized individuals enter the recreation center. Handreaders automatically take a three-dimensional reading...
  • Fingerprint activated multipoint locks for the home will become a consumer reality sometime this year as electronic locking takes a giant leap forward
    The futuristic prospect of fingerprint activated locking is expected to become a consumer reality within six to nine months following the October announcement of American biometric security company ODI Security. The breakthrough is a prototype mobile lock solution which combines ODI Security’s embedded fingerprint modules with Servocell’s AL2 Active Latch low power piezoelectric...
  • Stock hinged units, custom wall-mounts available
    Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. introduced several designs for bulletin board cases for interior applications. “We have created a variety of stock bulletin board cases, and also offer custom bulletin boards that are fabricated to each customer’s specifications,” says Bob Carlson, product manager.CRL’s wall-mounted bulletin board cases ship fully assembled and ready for...
  • Modern hardware complements the look
    The days of intimidating paneled boardrooms, opaque, studded walls and wooden doors could be numbered; glass is catching on in the workplace faster than ever. It adds sophisticated architectural statements rarely rivaled by other materials. Additionally, glass remedies the bomb-shelter syndrome in offices by allowing natural light in, creating bright, productive spaces conducive to modern work...
  •  Safety specialist Fortress Interlocks of the United Kingdom, with American headquarters in Erlanger, Ky., has introduced an option pod with key-switch for the company’s amGard range of modular safety gate switches. The option pod ensures an operative can only enter a potentially hazardous area when it is safe. It prevents inadvertent restart of the machinery while he or she is in...
  • Although it has been around for several years, many U.S. contract glaziers still view point-supported glazing or spider glazing as a highly specialized application. It’s use in the U.S. construction market represents only a fraction of that in Europe, where the application of structural glass within building design has become the norm rather than the exception. Unfortunately, most U.S....
  • Utilitarian hardware plays many roles
    Standoffs combine glass and metal to connect panels, display merchandise and mount signs or art to a wall; or to build displays, furniture and countertops.
  • A profitable niche for glaziers who install and maintain glass doors
    By helping your customers improve security, convenience and control, you can improve your bottom line. As you move toward providing better security solutions, you’ll open the door to a growing source of income.Why add electronic security?When your customers’ security needs increase, access-control solutions tend to follow a security migration path that begins with basic mechanical...
  • Acugard 3 LE prevents doors from closing on elderly, handicapped
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    Nabco Entrances of Muskego, Wis., has added a new door mounted sensor for low energy doors to its Acugard line of swing door sensors. The Acugard 3 LE adds extra pedestrian protection to low energy swing doors. It is a bar type sensor that can be mounted on the approach side of the door to prevent it from closing on slower moving traffic, such as the elderly or handicapped, until they are through...
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