Door Closers – IKS Locksmiths Specialist Approach
As specialist property Locksmiths we have a number of strings to our bow! We don’t just open, fit and repair locks. We offer a number of services as specialists in property security and in these diary posts we give an insight into the variety of jobs that we carry out as North London Locksmiths and exactly how we manage the process. In previous diary posts I have talked about how we manage the following areas of the business;
- High Security Grilles
- Master Key Systems
- Keyed Alike Locks
This post will focus on our work with door closers. At IKS Locksmiths we are MLA approved specialists in residential security and commercial security . We supply commercial door closers and residential door closers.
Why Use a Door Closer?
A door closer will ensure that doors are not often left open accidentally. They are also used for health and safety purposes i.e.; for fire doors. They are important for;
- Security – to prevent intruder access
- Safety – for fire safety and child safety
Door closers can be suitable in both residential and commercial situations. Door closers are recommended in these scenarios;
- A communal front door
Just last week I attended a block of flats where there had been a break in because the communal door had been left open because there was no entry door closer.
- Internal commercial doors
Door closers in hotels, care homes, hospitals, schools, offices etc are required for both fire safety and security reasons.
Types of door closers Available
If you search for door closers on line you will find a range of terminology that can be confusing. Like fire door closers, overhead closers, automatic door closers …
To simply there are 4 main types of door closers;
- Overhead door closers often found on timber doors
- Transom door closers on aluminium doors
- Floors spring on armour plated glass doors
- Perko closers on internal fire doors
It is important to seek the advice of a qualified professional to ensure that you choose the correct door closer for the specific situation.
The Importance of Installing a Door Closer Correctly
Installing a door closer is not a job for an amateur. It is important that door closer installation is done properly by an experienced expert. At IKS Locksmiths we are experienced in commercial door closer installation and residential door closer installation and have been fitting a range of door closers products for 10 years+.
When I install a commercial door closer I always consider;
- Choosing the correct door closer for the right size door.
- Choosing one that will work well and wear well in a particular situation.
- Maintenance required – They should be regularly checked by a locksmith as adjustments may need to be made.
We are in independent MLA approved Locksmiths and being mobile and having low overheads allows us to offer competitive prices for high quality products and workmanship. If you would like a quote for door closers, other door entry hardware or a free security survey of your property we would be delighted to hear from you.
My next diary post will explain our work with push bars. In the meantime all comments and questions are very welcome.
Martin (The North London Locksmith)
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