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Commercial Door Locks: 3 Common Types for Your Business

Commercial doors are one of the most important elements in terms of both designs as well as safety for your business. After all, they enable you to rest peacefully after your business hours. 

Moreover, locks are the universal counterparts of doors, meaning that a variety of them are available on the market. Based on your needs like the kind of business you operate and the level of security you want, you have many choices of commercial door locks to choose from. 

That said, Doorway Services is all about commercial doors. With our expertise in the door industry, our experts understand this world thoroughly and that knowledge has brought us to curate this blog today. 

Below, we have enlisted some common types of commercial door locks for your property, so let’s dive right in! 

1. Mortise Locks 

Mortise locks are mainly popular because of their impressive strength and reliability. Along with being strong, these types of locks remain strong even after constant and consistent use, making them one of the best options for a commercial setting. They can also withstand places with high foot traffic where locks are prone to a lot of use. 

That said, mortise locks are not only impressive on the outside; their internal workings are made with extreme intricacies to provide you with the maximum safety. 

When it comes to these locks, the key elements are the lock body, spindle, lock cylinder, strike plate and the handle of the lock. These parts of the lock work in conjunction with one another to give you an extremely secure work environment.

2. Cylindrical Lever Locks 

Cylindrical lever locks are so common that you might have come into contact with one today without even knowing what it was. These locks are specially made to cater to regular use. 

This means one thing – since commercial doors are more prone to a higher volume of traffic than most residential doors, cylindrical lever locks are appropriate for a commercial setting.

A cylindrical lever lock can be operated with a key or through the combined use of a key and a push button. The push-button is generally placed on the interior while the keyed end of the lock is on the outside and used more often to understand who has access to it.

The key elements of this commercial lock are – Rose, the latch, the chassis and the cylinder.

3. Crash Bars / Panic Bars

Crash bars or panic bars are used in a wide array of commercial settings. 

Essentially, panic bars are meant to increase the ease of access when in need of exiting a door during emergencies. What’s more, they function differently in comparison to traditional commercial door locks; they are keyless and allow people to exit without any rotary motion (typically involved in other commercial door locks’ mechanisms).

When it comes to operating a panic bar, you do not require any special skills. Attached to a handle / bar, all you need to do is press the bar and the internal mechanics help retract the latch that is keeping the door closed.

That said, crash bars or panic bars are usually found as part of our fire doors. This is because in case of a fire emergency, panic bars can be used to aid evacuation efforts by making this process more streamlined and easy.

At Doorway Services, we cater to all kinds of maintenance services when it comes to fire doors, contact us today if you have any questions.

Get in Touch with Doorway Services for Expert Door Repairs 

At Doorway Services, having been working in the industry for so many years, we have gained the necessary skills and a set-up that can take care of the maintenance of your commercial door with ease. 

When it comes to new installations, we have quite a range of commercial doors for you to choose from. Our services and products can help you put your complex requirements at rest and when paired with the quality of doors we provide, the experience just gets better. 

To understand more about us and our services, give us a call today!