Is your building ready for back to school?

Is your building ready for back to school?

As students are heading back to school, making sure they are safe is at the top of everyone’s priority list. Administrators and facility managers across the country seek out new ways to better secure their schools and protect their students. In turn, companies are...
Creating a Keying System for Your Facility

Creating a Keying System for Your Facility

By Katie Flower AOC, CSI, CDT Training Specialist ASSA ABLOY A lot of planning goes into creating a key system for your facility that will stand the test of time.  In a previous article, you learned about patented and restricted keyways, cylinder types and other...
Restricted, Patented, Security, and UL437 High Security Key Systems

Restricted, Patented, Security, and UL437 High Security Key Systems

There’s a common misconception of key security, and it goes like this: “As long as your key is stamped with ‘Do not Duplicate’, everything will be ok!” If only it were that easy. It’s a common practice to stamp keys with “Do Not Duplicate” and adopting an optimistic...
New Look, Same Great Company

New Look, Same Great Company

Introducing the new and improved Midwest Door & Hardware website! In this industry, the easier we can make our processes the better – which is why we decided to redesign and launch a new site. You’ll find a few new features and much more information...
Keying Overview: Part 1

Keying Overview: Part 1

A proper and maintained key system is the first defense against loss and liability issues. Whether you are securing a space within a building due to HR or Confidential Client records or securing valuable assets, you should respect your key system with the same...
Welded Frames: Fully Welded vs Miter Welded

Welded Frames: Fully Welded vs Miter Welded

Ordering the correct type of weld that you want on your hollow metal frames can save you time and money. While there are a few industry standards, these are somewhat out of date and not required with advancement in frame fabrication technology. We often see two types...