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How to Strengthen a Commercial Door?

According to our observations, most of the commercial doors do not carry necessary improvements that make it as secure as they should be. Frankly speaking, these commercial door locks can be trespassed by anyone who is looking to break into the commercial property. Reinforcing these locks are very essential and at Top Atlanta Locksmith we insist our clients do the same. 

If you are confused over how to do it for your commercial locks, here are some of the foolproof ways to do it. When you want to strengthen your commercial locks up to their maximum capacity, you need to do the following:

  • Using the Top-notch grades
  • Safeguarding these locks from trespassing by installing an opt door hardware
  • Reinforcing the door frames well

The commercial doors can be made up of aluminum, wood or metal with or without a glass insert. The whatsoever commercial door you install, it is important that you pay attention to reinforcing the same. 

Install the top-notch commercial door lock

Your commercial door will only be secured when you install the right lock. You need to hook on to the commercial grade locks. If you are thinking to substitute a sturdy commercial door lock with a residential one, you would end up harming your business. 

Understanding the commercial lock grading

While looking for a commercial lock, you need to understand the commercial lock grading system. Today, there are set standards such as ANSI, which have defined these grading systems well. These grades are set based upon certain strict parameters and huge demanding testing processes. When the test results are produced, the commercial locks are graded. 

The two most common grades are Grade 1 and Grade 2. Further, the grading is done on the basis of three main parameters viz; cycle, strength and the type of material used. 

The grade 1 locks are the most recommended for the commercial areas that experience heavy traffic or the commercial spaces that need very high security. The Grade 1 commercial locks are expensive but they are truly worth the price paid. 

The grade 2 locks can be considered as medium duty commercial locks. These locks can be used on the doors which are in the inner spaces of a commercial property. Many businesses hook on to this type of commercial locks to save money.

Using the Door Security Hardware

There is many door hardware that can be used to reinforce the door. Some of the notable ones are:

Latch Guards

Latch guards are commonly used and are made up of heavy metal that cannot be twisted or bent or even cut easily. The latch guards essentially are metal plates that are present to cover the gap between the frame and the door. 

Torque Collars

These are special kinds of locks used to fit into specific kinds of lock housings. These are commonly found on the glass aluminum storefront doors.

Pick Resistant high-security locks

These are pick proof high-security locks opt for your commercial doors. 

Following these few techniques, you would be able to reinforce your commercial doors, for further queries, you can reach out to Top Atlanta Locksmith.