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Old School Charm And Door Hardware

Old School Charm And Door Hardware

There was an era in American history where it was in fashion to have every metal surface to be an oil rubbed bronze. From statues and painting frames to lamps and door handles, the metal finish color was all the rage. Fast forward to today and seeing things in that...

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Squirrels Break Into Local Nut Dispensary

Squirrels Break Into Local Nut Dispensary

I can just hear the news now...Today a theft of 300 pounds of product from the local nut dispensary was reported to police. Included in the theft were a variety of peanuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, walnuts, and pecans. Signs of forced entry led police to believe that the perpetrators to...

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Style and Safety At The Same Time

Style and Safety At The Same Time

A visit by the fire marshal can ruin any building manager's day. The need to make sure all hardware is up to the code that changed this year can be frustrating, but worse is the tenants that insist you do not mess with the looks of their offices. The safety...

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Teach Kids About Panic Bars

Teach Kids About Panic Bars

As we approach kids starting to go back to school, thoughts of their safety are at the forefront of everyone's minds. One thing you need to make sure your kids know, especially younger ones, is how to get out of the building during an emergency. Emergencies are stressful and confusing...

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Show Us Your Hardware

Show Us Your Hardware

We ask you for pictures of your hardware for a reason.There's a lot of times that we get asked for part numbers that don't exist. We've been asked about half scratched out numbers on the hardware themselves to a number "they found on the interweb". Most hardware doesn't have a...

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Panic Bars At The Theater Keep You Safe

Panic Bars At The Theater Keep You Safe

The movie theater is full of people, and none of them has smelled the smoke. The wire on the ancient cord of a lit poster frame has finally found fuel from the spilled popcorn next to the trash, and a fire is licking the edges of the wall.Once the alarm...

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How A Pool Gate Panic Bar Works

How A Pool Gate Panic Bar Works

Most panic bars require the inside and the outside components to be mounted at the same height. There are metal rods or tailpieces that connect the trim to the panic bar through the door. This allows the lever on the outside of the door to operate the latch of the...

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Keeping Kids Safe From Drowning

Keeping Kids Safe From Drowning

Gate manufacturers are working hard to keep kids safe.There are some areas surrounded by fences and gates that need to restrict specific people from entering. For approved access, you might use a key or keycard that will allow the operation of the latch and gate. For operational hours, you might...

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Pool Safety Designed For Disney

Pool Safety Designed For Disney

A while ago, Disney had a problem. Guests could come and go to their pools through the gates they had installed around their pool areas, but kids could also get in without being supervised. Pools can be a very dangerous place for children and should never be left unsupervised near...

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