You will need these basic measurements:
• Width = How wide is the Frame Depth/Jamb Depth
• Length = The distance between the hinge and strike jambs (this is typically the door opening size i.e.: 3’0”, 4’0”, 6’0”)
• Height = The desired height coming off the ground no greater that ¾” (anything higher then becomes a trip hazard.)
• Latch guard is for added security purposes.
• Drip guard prevents water getting on the face of the door.
• Wall stops prevent the door from damaging the wall that the door swings towards.
• Kick plates are for doors where is someone is walking with their hands full often, pushing carts or another reason they would kick the door vs use handle.
• Weather stripping is for exterior doors to prevent drafts or unwanted weather from getting in and for temperature-controlled facilities.
A door protection plate providing protection against the lower portion of the door. 8", 10", 12" and 16" heights are typical. The use of 16" high kick plates is recommended for use on doors used by people in wheel chairs.
Rubber stops that are mounted to the wall vs. floor to reduce impact and damage from swinging doors and to avoid trip hazards from floor mounted type stops.
An aluminum piece that attaches above an exterior door or storm door to divert rain and water run-off away from the entryway.
Did you know that on a door with traditional butt hinges, 70% of the door weight is on the top hinge? The top hinge also bears the brunt of abuse when doors are opened beyond the stop device, resulting in kickback shock and eventual failure of the hinge and damage to the frame. This is why continuous hinges are recommended for heavy doors and for situations where doors are exposed to misuse. Continuous hinges reduce the factors leading to hinge failure by distributing weight evenly so wear and tear to the frame and door is reduced significantly.
In addition, continuous hinges:
• Increase security and reduce vandalism by preventing insertion of devices between the door and frame
• Ease installation by providing simple alignment of electrical transfers and of monitoring switches
• Reduces air infiltration by creating a complete seal from top to bottom of the door at the hinge jamb
A commercial hinge consisting of two full-height, paired and geared leaves. Each geared leaf rotates evenly from top to bottom riding on proprietary polymer blended bearings. The geared leaves and bearings are held together by a full-length channel cap. This assembly retains the smooth, clean lines of the door and frame, while easily supporting heavy vertical loads
A steel or aluminum plate completely cover the latch area protecting the latch area of a door from prying and shimming.
Fire doors must use fire rated/listed hardware components, these components must offer the opening the following:
a. Door must be self-closing (“listed” door closer or spring hinges required)
b. Door must be self-latching (“listed” mortised, cylindrical locks or “listed” exit device required)
Access control is the ability to permit or deny the use of a particular resource by a particular entity. Access control mechanisms can be used in managing physical resources, logical resources, or digital resources.
If the design permits, the product should be under a ¼” tall. If greater than a ¼” high and no greater than a ½” high, the product must incorporate a 1:2 slope.
Plain Bearing/Standard Weight - for use on medium weight doors or doors requiring low frequency service.
Ball Bearing/Standard Weight - for use on medium weight doors or doors requiring medium frequency service.
Ball Bearing/Heavy Weight - for use on heavy doors or doors requiring high frequency service.
NRP is an industry standard, which stands for, “Non-Removable Pin”. On the center knuckle of the hinge, there is installed a setscrew which tightens against the groove. This modification is intended as a deterrent only. It is not to be considered suitable for high-security applications or abusive environments.
The correct hinge to use in this situation would be a stainless steel-based hinge.
As one of the oldest international brands, Yale is among the most respected names in the lock industry, with millions of Yale locks in use worldwide. A company born of innovation, Yale pioneered the evolution of the locking industry for over 170 years. Offering a broad portfolio of door hardware and locks to secure your home or business, Yale continues to innovate new products for both residential and commercial applications. Products include mortise and cylindrical locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as windstorm certified hardware, decorative levers, and antimicrobial hardware coatings.
Yes, see our finish section for all our offerings.
Most large institutions do not want their employees to carry around large quantities of keys. Similarly, these institutions would like to restrict access based on an individual’s standing, and responsibility, within the establishment. A master key system will allow for different levels of restricted entry. When a master key system is finished there may be a graduated level of access. In the example of a property manager, one tenant’s key will work on their lock but not on the neighbor’s lock. However, the property manager will have one key that works for both locks. This can work to create a number of possible keys.
Yes, please see XpressLocks Master Key Program Section.
In the U.S. 99% of commercial doors are 1 ¾” thick. Most standard door hardware is manufactured to fit 1-3/8" - 2" thick doors. Some manufacturers have extension kits to fit a thickness over 2 inches. A typical residential interior door is 1-3/8" thick and an exterior door is 1-3/4" thick. Again, interior and exterior commercial doors are 1-3/4" thick.
The active door is the one that opens first and to which the lock is applied. The inactive door opens only after the active door and is locked in place with Flush Door Bolts or Surface Mounted Door Bolts.
The volume of usage the closer will endure each day, and the weight and size of the door determine the type of closer needed for door conditions.
A door closer is a mechanical device that controls and closes a door, typically after someone opens it. Choosing a door closer requires the consideration of a variety of criteria including the closer's performance in fire situations, control over the rate of closing, safety, durability, risk of vandalism and aesthetics.
To mortise means to rout or groove a space to accept the hinge. When a hinge is mortised correctly, the hinge face is flush on the edge of the door and the rabbet of the frame. On standard hinges, a 1/16" gap will exist between the two hinge leaves when the door is closed and in the frame.
These are found on most commercial doors. The two leaves of the hinge are connected with a pin, one leaf is mortised into the edge of a door and the other leaf mortised into the rabbet edge of a frame.
For standard door applications either interior or exterior, standard mortised butt hinges cover most applications. A continuous hinge (also known as a “piano hinge”) is best suited for functionality of heavier doors, high traffic doors, replacing worn or broken pivots, or replacing the door on an already existing frame that has different hinge locations.
Insert the latch into the face plate opening, ensuring that the sides of the face plate line up with the flat surface on the latch collar. Push flush with the drive-in collar. Then grasp the face plate in one hand and the latch in the other hand and rotate the face plate clockwise to snap in to the collar.
These are exit devices which have also been labeled for use on fire doors. Dogging devices are not permitted on fire exit hardware as fire doors must have an active latch. When inspecting exit devices on fire doors, look for both labels, one for panic and one indicating the device is fire exit hardware. The label on the fire door itself should also indicate that it is a fire door suitable for use with fire exit hardware.
A type of lock having an inside release bar. When depressed, the release bar (called crossbar, push pad, etc.) retracts the latch bolt, thus permitting the door to be opened. Most codes require that the activating portion of the release mechanism extend not less than half way across the door. A dogging device allows the release bar to be locked down so that the latch bolt remains retracted and the door can be used as a "push-pull" door. They may or may not be key operated from the outside. These devices have been investigated for panic and are listed by a nationally recognized independent testing laboratory and are also under in-plant follow-up inspection service. They may not be used on fire doors.
A metal plate that receives the door bolt or latch when the door is closed. Strike plates come in many shapes, styles and sizes for different applications.
A lock component having an end which protrudes from or is withdrawn into, the lock front by action of the lock mechanism. When the door is closed and the dead bolt thrown, it extends into a hole provided in the strike thus locking the door. It does not retract with end pressure.
This mostly depends on the level of security needed or desired, emergency egress codes, and whether the lock is going on an interior or exterior door. Contact XpressLocks at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A lock fitting a rectangular shaped cavity in the edge of a door. A round hole in the face of the door receives a spindle to which knobs or levers are attached. If key operated, a second round hole above the first receives the cylinder(s) and thumb turn. Some functions use two cylinders which is not a violation of the codes because the inside knob always operates. Some functions use two cylinders which sometimes is a violation of codes because the inside key projects a dead bolt or locks the inside knob which can only be unlocked by key. (This example of key operation on the inside applies equally to other types of locks and is mentioned under mortise locks only because it originated with them.)
These are locks or latches fitting round bored openings in the face and edge of a door. The round hole in the face of the door is usually 2 1/8 inches in diameter and the hole in the edge of the door is 7/8 inch to 1 inch. When the lock is installed, the face hole contains the lock body and the edge hole contains the latch bolt.
A keyed cylinder on both sides of the door. These deadbolts require a key to lock or unlock the door from both sides.
These are the most common deadbolt type and are generally used in combination with a keyed door knob or lever handle on exterior doors. Single cylinder deadbolts require a key to unlock and lock the door from the outside. From the inside the door can be locked or unlocked with a simply turning the thumb turn mechanism.
Lock functions control the flow of people through a building. For more information please see below?
Entrance/Office/Classroom - may be controlled by a key in the outside cylinder, or by a thumb turn or push button/turn on the inside. The outside lever may be left in a locked or unlocked position, and the use of the thumb turn/button provides convenience to the user but may also allowed an unauthorized person to control the lock. This lock should be used where unauthorized use of the lock is not a concern – perhaps an individual office, or storage closet that does not need to be secured at all times. Latch bolt retracted by knob/lever from either side unless outside is made inoperative by key outside or by turning inside thumb turn. When outside is locked, latch bolt is retracted by key outside or by knob/lever inside. Outside knob/lever remains locked until thumb turn is returned to vertical or unlocked by key. Auxiliary latch deadlocks latch bolt when door is closed. Inside lever is always free for immediate egress.
Passage - are used where doors do not need to lock. There is no key cylinder and no means to lock a passage set.
Privacy - are used for restrooms or dressing rooms. They can be locked from the inside with a thumb turn or push button/turn for privacy, and they are typically unlocked from the outside using a tool rather than a key. There are several variations on this function, including a hospital privacy which has a thumb turn on both the inside and outside to allow hospital staff quick access to the bathroom. Some privacy functions may also incorporate an indicator to show the locked/unlocked status of the lock.
Storeroom - are used when the outside lever should be locked at all times. A key is used to retract the latch bolt and open the door; when the key is removed the door is locked on the outside. There is no means to lock/unlock the door from the inside. Typical locations for a storeroom lock would be secure storage rooms, mechanical rooms, and electrical rooms that do not require panic hardware. When a storeroom lock is specified, a door closer may also be needed to ensure that the door is not left open, defeating security.
Measure from the edge of door to the center of the bore hole or the lock body that you are replacing. Most backsets are either 2-3/8" or 2-3/4".
The backset is the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the 2-1/8-inch bore hole (or lock body on mortised lock or exit device). In the United States, there are two common backsets for door locks: 2 3/4 inches for commercial locks and 2 3/8 inches for residential locks.
A lock which by reversing the latch bolt may be used on either a left or right hand door.
To determine the handing of a door lock, stand outside (the side requiring a key if applicable) the room or building facing the door:
• Hinges are on your left and the door swings away from you = LH: Left Hand
• Hinges are on your right and the door swings away from you = RH: Right Hand
• Hinges are on your left and the door swings toward you = LHR: Left Hand Reverse
• Hinges are on your right and the door swings toward you = RHR:
Right Hand Reverse For more information see our door handing page.