Good Maintenance of Your Doors and Locks

Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) It is hard to think of door hardware and security in glamouous terms. We would like you to consider it as an important topic. Everyone should understand the selection and maintenance of their doors and locks.

If you move into a new home or business location, rekey the locks. If you don’t, you could be setting yourself up for an easy break-in. Previous occupants may have given away spare keys to friends and family. It is likely they didn’t bother to get them back before moving. How many keys could be out there if the building had many owners or tenants that never had the locks rekeyed?

Replace or Upgrade Door Hardware
When considering new locks for your home or commercial establishment, be aware of the different grades. Most residential door hardware is Grade 3. They function well enough, but are not usually strong enough to resist a criminal breaking in.

Grade 2 hardware is a heavier and more costly. It will withstand heavy use and a greater level of physical abuse. Grade 2 is a heavy duty residential or a lighter duty commercial.

Grade 1 is the most robust and costly commercial type lock hardware. It is much heavier and designed for a variety of functions. This includes storeroom, classroom, office, entry, vestibule, etc.

Install Deadbolts
Many older homes still rely on a key in knob lock for their security. In today’s world of house break-ins, a deadbolt installation is imperative. Protect your property by having us install deadbolts on your entry doors. We can key the new locks to match your existing hardware or rekey your existing locks to a new key.

Versatile padlocks can solve the trickiest security problems for you. Often at a fraction of the cost of other security hardware. Padlocks come in a variety of sizes, strengths and designs. They can fill a multitude of security requirements. Padlock use is as varied as your needs and, padlocks are portable. Which means you can secure whatever you need to, no matter the location.

A masterkey allows an authorized person access to designated groups of doors (or the entire building). Keys issued to non-authorized employees will open only single doors. Should you masterkey? That’s a decision you should make after a careful analysis of your requirements. We can help you put in place and track a masterkey system that won’t give you nightmares.

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