How to save money on commercial locks change? Off the cuff answer, would be ‘bargain hard.’ But, then there is considerable difference between cheap price and buying quality hardware at the right price. Two sure ways to go about procuring the right security door locks is to learn a few basics and then finding the right store. Of course, it is better to leave the final decision to the architect or the construction firm, but still, you can add your input and save thousands of dollars.
Choosing the correct type of lock is the starting point for savings; may not be in price, but on the long run, you wouldn’t incur repair and replacement expenses. Different models of commercial locks meant for various purposes are around. Suppose, you are responsible for a hospital;-you would want the locks to be the easy to open and close variety for the convenience of patients and nursing staff. Hospital ‘push-pull’ latches and locks provide gentle push and slight pull type convenience.
You would require deadbolts that lock only from outside, but never from inside, for schools and places where accidental locking from inside needs to be prevented. Check out mortise single or double cylinder classroom models.
Controlling access between public and private areas could be achieved without cumbersome computerization, ‘smart’ cards, or keys. As security is not a major issue here, a simple to use pushbutton lock serves best. You can change the lock combination, in a matter of seconds and without taking the lock off the door.
In fact, the story of commercial locks grows thrilling as one learns more; online catalogues give plenty of information on commercial locks.
Security Door Locks:
Alarm locks are meant to open (than close) emergency fire escape doors, rear exits for restaurants and theaters in case of emergency. These security door locks can be set to open automatically, in sync with the alarm system. Fire rated locks are essential for storerooms.
All of us know that prices for same brands differ at different stores and commercial locks are no exception. Online hardware stores sell nationally; and so buy locks in large numbers from the manufacturers; they use the purchasing power to negotiate volume discounts.
Bulk is the word:
You could take yet another step; for commercial buildings, security door locks and general-purpose locks are needed in bulk. Online stores offer additional discounts on most types of locks. For instance, suppose you are ordering 20 or more hospital latches, the online store is sure to offer at least $20 off on a lock costing about $185.