Making the grade
Commercial leversets or “lever handles” are much more durable and vastly superior than residential grade locks. Unfortunately, they sometimes are lumped into the same category when in actuality they are worlds apart in terms of testing and durability. Most of the hardware you will find at a local hardware store is residential grade, meaning that the testing it goes through is far less arduous than a commercial grade lever – which makes sense. A leverset on the door between your kitchen and garage is going to get far less use than a leverset that is used on the bathroom in an office building. One is used a couple times a day and the other is used hundreds of times a day! Most commercial locks are made with a heavy duty cylindrical chassis, but there are lighter and heavier duty versions. Light duty versions have a standard tubular chassis, and heavy duty mortise locks. There are several kinds of commercial lever sets: keyed entry levers, privacy levers, passage levers, dummy levers, electronic levers, classroom levers, storeroom levers, dormitory levers, vestibule levers, corridor levers and asylum levers all of which have specific applications and our Physical Security Specialists can assist with identifying which is the right solution for your door.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Leversets play an important part in ensuring that your commercial doors are ADA Compliant. The code requires that any operable part have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand without requiring tight grasping or twisting of the wrist to operate. This has been changed to an advisory in the 2010 code, however, it would be prudent not to use not to use traditional door knobs and always use a commercial grade lever sets. Your friends at The Flying Locksmiths are here to help ensure your doors comply with ADA codes.
Locks & Keys
When you need lock and key services for your home or business, turn to the experienced team at The Flying Locksmiths! We offer a comprehensive suite of services ranging from high-security locks and keys to rekeying and emergency lockout response. Our company has been in the locksmith business for over 70 years and uses only the most trained, vetted, and professional technicians. Learn more about our lock and key services below.