Mortise Locks – High Security Locks Which Please The Eye

High security lock

The truth is that the majority of locking mechanisms are ugly. It’s as simple as that. However, as it is with every rule, there are exceptions. High security locks are the exceptions in this particular scenario. This is a type of convenient locking system which is actually fitted within the door itself. With this in mind, there are specific requirements for the door in order to be eligible for a mortise lock. It needs to be about 45 mm or 1.75 inches in width in order to be able to actually hold this type of lock. However, this type of locking system is usually used in older buildings.

High Security Mortise Locks

Mortise locks are old news, that’s definitely true, but they are also capable of bringing quite a lot of advantages in terms of security, aesthetics and many more. So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at why this might actually be the solution that you’d prefer.

1. They offer a lot of security: Mortise locks are definitely dependable. Since they are actually installed within the door itself, they are actually quite hard for burglars and intruders to crack. They offer a significant amount of added residential protection for this particular reason.

2. Variable sizes: Mortise locks com in a wide range of different sizes. They are used to fit variable needs. This is also one of the reasons for which you might want to ensure that you’ve chosen the same type of lock with the same dimensions if you ever need to replace it. Failing to do so would result in an unfit mortise lock and you’d have to reconsider.

3. Sliding Bolt Lock: This is one of the most characteristic high security locking mechanisms. When the key with the right texture and shapes is introduced inside the locking mechanism, the pins are going to align and release the bolt which is going to unlock the door.

The major brands supplying high security locks are:

  • Abloy Protec / Abloy Protec2
  • Kwikset Smartkey / Schlage SecureKey
  • Schlage Everest Primus. ...
  • Schlage Everest / Medeco BiLevel
  • Mul-T-Lock Interactive
  • Mul-T-Lock MT5/MT5
  • ASSA ABLOY Twin/ ASSA Combi / ASSA Pro / ASSA DP
  • Scorpion / Marks Security Locks

Security Door Locks For Your Home and Business

With all this being said, if you are looking for aesthetically pleasing option which is affordable and dependable, the high security lock might be your choice for your business or home. You can contact us at any time in order to get your lock installed, repaired or replaced. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a commercial or residential solution, this is amongst the most reliable and dependable locking mechanisms that you will be ever able to find and you should certainly consider it.

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The Process of Front Door Repair Services

Front doors are particularly important for many reasons. Perhaps most obvious, your front door is the primary source of security for your home, prevent unwanted guests and pests from entering your house. In terms of curb appeal, the front door is also something which is going to give your home a nice finished aesthetic.

A broken front door repair project

What is more, especially in a commercial environment, the front door must also effectively serve a purpose and be durable against wear and tear. When you need to get a store loaded with new stock, for instance, your doors are going to serve as an entry point so they must be specifically selected and installed correctly, aligned with their planned use.

Front doors are also the most commonly used doors in the premises and for this reason, they tend to wear out. With this in mind, front door repairs are quite common in the industry, regardless of whether it’s a matter of residential or commercial establishment. Our company is particularly specialized in handling front door repair and replacement, as well as front door lock repair and replacement.

AMPM is dedicated to quality installation and workmanship, and helping you as soon as you need it most. To give you a better idea of the AMPM experience, we have outlined our process for door repair consultation and installation services, below:

Arrival and Assessment

Upon placing your call, we are going to assign a team which is closest to you to come inspect the problem door. We are going to identify the issue and let you know what needs to be done in the short- and long-term to achieve your goals, whether that is to keep your home safe for the rest of the night or increasing the security of your building for years to come.

A front door frame repair project

Determining an Approach

Depending on the damage and your needs, our technicians will identify an approach. For example, in certain situations, the door frame or door may be broken beyond repair and this might jeopardize the security of your home or business premise. It is in situations like this that we recommend our customers to purchase a new front door.

Perform On-Site Door Repair

Our technicians come equipped with high-end locks and door replacement parts in order to make on-site repairs during your appointment. We carry a variety of parts and locks for residential and commercial repairs so we are ready for anything!

AMPM Ottawa Locksmith & Doors offers a wide variety of services to repair or replace your front door. Whether a residential home, or commercial building, office, or storefront door repair we have you covered! We are passionate about your safety and security, and offers 24/7 emergency services within 40 minutes or less to serve you better.

If your front door is rotten, split, kicked in, broken, or cracked, not to worry! Contact us today!

Electric Commercial Handicap Door Openers: Necessities for Commercial Buildings

Electric door opener

There are quite a few things that need to be accounted for when equipping a commercial establishment with doors and locks. One factor you will not want to forget is installing an electric commercial door opener to ensure your commercial space is fully accessible to your community, including those with disabilities.

Swing-door operators or electric door openers, however you wish to call it, allow a commercial door to open at the press of a button when one is unable to physically open the door. The introduction of accessible measures in public (and privately-owned) commercial facilities is often mandatory, or at very least, highly recommended. Here is what you should know about automatic door openers.

Automatic door opener

Door Openers and Door Closers: The Difference

Now, it’s important to note that there is a significant difference between electric commercial door openers and the closing mechanisms. While the first one is going to serve as both opener and closer, the second one is designated only to close the door.

A door closer is an attachment which is mounted on top of the door and to the ceiling. Once the door is open, a spring is going to tighten up and get the door closed again.

Door openers and closers are usually programmable and you can adjust the amount of pressure that you want the spring to pull with and hence – close the door. On the other hand, an automatic door opener will provide both functions; it will open your commercial door at the touch of a button, and close it behind the new visitors.

Door Openers Increase Client and Customer Convenience

Elerctric handicap opener

While automatic door openers can be necessary for those with disabilities, they are also convenient for customers and clients that may be accompanied by a baby stroller, or carrying items in their arms. This starts your customers and clients off with a positive experience before they even enter the building.

While automatic door openers allow for minimal efforts on the part of visitors, like any commercial building function, they require regular adjustment and maintenance. AMPM Ottawa Locksmith & Doors offers a wide range of different repair and maintenance solutions for your commercial doors, including adjustment, installation and repair of your electric/automatic door opener or closer.

If you are looking to make your commercial building more widely accessible to those with disabilities and handicap needs, contact us today! AMPM offers 24/7 emergency door and lock repair services to keep you and your building safe and secure, no matter the hour.