several things you have to look
for when you look at the door
you want to put the electrified
Is the door sagging or dragging along the threshold? Can you
see marks at the top of the latch
edge of the door where the top
of the door is rubbing the frame?
Are the hinges loose? Is the door
itself warped? Does the latch bind,
or does the door refuse to latch
when the door closes?
There are many reasons why a
door will not swing, close, latch or
open properly. Each of the causes
for a door or lock failure must be
found and repaired before you
install any new hardware. Diagnosing door problems is really
easy since the door will always tell
you what’s wrong with it.
You have to learn to read the
door in order to diagnose the
problem. Then fix, or have someone fix, the problem before you
put the new hardware on.
Otherwise, each of the problems can create more serious
problems for you in the future.
Not only during the initial installation of your electrified hardware but down the road when the
customer begins experiencing
problems with their EAC system
that are caused by door problems
that you neglected to adequately
address from the start.
It just does not make any sense
to put good hardware on a bad
5. Corbin Russwin
Electrified Mortise Lock.
6. Securitron’s UnLatch. The
UnLatch comes in two models.
One model for a cylindrical lock
and the other for a mortise lock.
Both carry Securitron’s famous