Commercial Offices: Door Hardware Check List


Commercial offices require door hardware that prioritizes functionality, security, and aesthetics to create a professional and productive environment. Here are some essential types of door hardware commonly used in commercial offices:

  • Door Handles: Sleek and ergonomic door handles provide a comfortable grip and complement the office decor. Options range from traditional lever handles to modern designs in various finishes like stainless steel, chrome, or matt black.
  • Locks and Latches: Security is paramount in commercial offices. High-quality locks, including cylindrical locks, mortise locks, or electronic keyless locks, ensure controlled access to office spaces, meeting rooms, and storage areas. Combination locks or electronic keypads offer added convenience and security.
  • Door Closers: Hydraulic door closers provide controlled closing action, preventing doors from slamming shut and reducing noise disturbance. They also contribute to energy efficiency by ensuring that doors close properly, minimizing drafts and maintaining temperature control; and comply with fire safety requirements by ensuring that fire doors close properly.
  • Panic Hardware: In case of emergencies, exit devices such as panic bars or push bars allow for quick and easy egress. These devices ensure compliance with building codes and enhance safety by facilitating swift evacuation.
  • Hinges: Durable hinges are essential for smooth door operation and longevity. Options include ball-bearing hinges for heavy doors or concealed hinges for a sleek and modern appearance.
  • Door Stops and Holders: Door stops prevent doors from swinging too far open and damaging walls or furnishings. Magnetic door holders keep doors open when needed, allowing for efficient airflow or facilitating movement between rooms.
  • Kick Plates: Installed on the lower portion of doors, kick plates protect against scuffs, scratches, and damage caused by foot traffic, carts, or equipment passing through doorways. They enhance the appearance of doors and prolong their lifespan.
  • Door Signage: Clear signage indicating entrance, exit, escape routes, tea rooms, and restrooms improves wayfinding and enhances the professional appearance of the office. Signage for accessibility, fire exits, or restricted areas ensure compliance with regulations and promote safety awareness.
  • Access Control Systems: Modern commercial offices often utilize access control systems to manage entry and exit, monitor employee movement, and enhance security. These systems may include key card readers, biometric scanners, or smartphone-enabled access for seamless and secure access management.
  • Master Key Systems: Master key systems allow authorized personnel, such as building managers, security personnel, and cleaning staff, to access multiple areas within the office building using a single master key. These systems enhance security and convenience while ensuring strict control over access rights.

By selecting and installing the right door hardware, commercial offices can create a secure, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing environment that promotes productivity, professionalism, and employee satisfaction.

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