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Vortex Doors is pleased to announce it will officially expanded its services in Tucson, Arizona on July 10, 2017. The new full-service facility will serve Tucson and all of Pima County, Arizona.

Vortex Doors has been servicing the Phoenix area since 2000 and has provided top-notch service in Tucson since 2006. With 38 fully stocked service trucks covering the Phoenix and Tucson Metro areas you will be sure to receive fast service!

Vortex Doors has 30 self-performing Service Centers that offer commercial entrance door repair, warehouse door service and replacements, fire door services, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing high quality repairs and friendly Customer Service. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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Automatic commercial doors are essential for any business’s smooth operation. A high-quality set of automatic commercial doors can show off a particular impression, allowing customers and clients to feel more comfortable. Ultimately, the type of commercial door a business owner uses depends on their daily traffic volume.

Vortex Doors offers three types of automatic commercial doors: sliding, swinging and telescoping. What follows is a summary of each type of automatic door so that business owners can make an informed decision on the type that best suits their business.

Automatic Sliding Doors

Often found in grocery stores, hospitals or other retail establishments, automatic sliding doors provide a hands-free entrance into a business. The structure can consist of a single door sliding in one direction or a set of two doors that each slide in opposite directions away from each other. Automatic sliding doors deliver a huge benefit in energy savings, as the door only opens when a customer is entering or exiting. Automatic sliding doors are important for businesses that experience a high volume of foot traffic.

Automatic Telescoping Doors

These types of automatic entrances are useful in areas where space is at a premium, as they easily fit into smaller entryways. Automatic Telescoping Doors consist of a series of small panels that slide and stack upon each other to deliver a wide clearance space. These types of automatic doors are often found in banks, airports and municipal office buildings.

Automatic Swinging Doors

Specifically used to control the flow of traffic through an entrance or exit, automatic swinging doors often use guide railings to monitor the movement of pedestrian traffic. Double swinging doors are found in the interior areas of schools, apartment residences, and offices. They can be installed in exterior or interior areas and are an excellent choice for accommodating individuals with disabilities.

Automatic commercial doors are an essential part of any business design. The type of door that is needed is dependent on the amount of foot traffic, and location of the business.

As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Glass Entrance Doors

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Loading docks make great access points for companies that have warehouses. While these access points are a necessity, they also incur inherent security risks that can leave a company vulnerable to unauthorized entrances and vandalism.

There are many preventative solutions that businesses and commercial properties can employ, including maintaining the security of your warehouse doors, installing a dock leveler seal, and using landing gear.

Maintain Equipment

Broken warehouse doors, weak panels, and broken windows are an invitation to unauthorized entry. Repairs at entry points should be a priority for any business owner, even if the damage seems minimal.

Keep Doors Closed

Employees working in loading docks are notorious for leaving warehouse doors and gates open during hours of operation. An optional portable scissor gate will allow you to keep your door open and secure the area.

Dock Leveler Seals

Dock seals create a barrier for outside elements and people to see inside the warehouse. Some companies have dock leveler seals for sanitary and security reasons. If a truck needs to park in the bay, the doors can stay open while the gap between them is sealed.

Require Lock-Landing Gear

A company can take extra precaution with delivered trailers by requiring landing locks. When drivers arrive at an unattended dock and lower the landing gear, they should secure the equipment with a lock to prevent an unauthorized driver from hooking up and driving away with property they do not own.

Without proper security measures in place, goods can leave without the knowledge or consent of the owners. By making safety improvements to docks and warehouse doors, a business reduces loss.

If you are looking for alternative information about loading docks and keeping your entrance secure, Vortex is here to help! As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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Installing a security gate is one of the best options to prevent unauthorized entry at a commercial property during off-business hours. Gates come in an array of styles, including swing gates, barrier gates, lift gates, and slide gates. High-traffic areas can benefit from an automatic gate, while small businesses might save money with a padlocked design.

Keeping company property secure and protected against vandalism, intruders, and theft is a priority for any business. Even if an insurance policy covers losses, damage can derail productivity or cause issues for customers. Here are four ways the right gate can benefit a company:

Creates Limited Access Points

With a security gate, businesses can set up a guard station or install a keypad to prevent unauthorized individuals from coming onto the property. By having a single-entry gate with only one way in and out of the property, staff can more easily monitor when guests come and go, while preventing solicitors from interrupting work.

Increases Property Values

Gates add value to a commercial property and can provide an aesthetic appeal to the exterior of buildings. Studies show that installing a security gate can increase property value by as much as 5% creating a substantial return on this investment in security and safety.

Provides Around-The-Clock Security

Unless businesses are open 24 hours a day, there are times when property is likely left unattended. A tall gate wards off intruders and can keep heavy equipment and other outdoor assets secure from curious passersby. It can also safeguard against vandalism or litter to keep lawns and building exteriors looking clean and professional.

Deters Trespassers

A physical gate creates a barrier that can deter trespassing or theft on the property. When coupled with an alarm, a security gate can slow down an intruder, allowing law enforcement to react in time to stop a theft or catch the culprit. In even more positive outcomes, the gate deters entry to such a degree that the would-be trespasser moves on to different options.

As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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Doors with access controls are supposed to make businesses more secure, but this isn’t always the case. In theory, these doors are designed to ensure only those with a code or card can get in. However, hacking such systems is often as easy as picking up a dropped ID card or watching an employee enter a code on the keypad. Knowing your system’s vulnerabilities is the first step to making it more secure. Here are three ways your system can be hacked:

Crimes Of Opportunity

Sometimes hacking a system is a matter of patience. A visitor can steal a card from a desk, and someone who wants to gain access to a building can slip in behind an authorized employee. People who want access to your business, or just the information within, are willing to bide their time and wait for that moment of vulnerability. Business owners can reduce the chance of these security breaches by upgrading systems or training employees on best practices, such as staying vigilant about letting others in behind them.

Interfering With The Physical System

Electronic security systems are better than a plain lock and key, but they also have a glaring vulnerability: they depend on power. Security cameras can be rendered useless with a snip of a wire. To guard against this, business owners can set systems to run with backup generators, but this is an extra expense and still leaves a few moments between the power shutting off and the backup generator coming online that hackers can exploit.

Remotely Hacking Into The Business’ Network

Businesses that deal with financial or personal information are potential targets for hackers who want to gain access to and sell or exploit data. Potential hackers can discover plenty about getting into Wi-Fi systems or secured servers by doing a quick search on the web, some of which provide step-by-step instructions on how to crack digital systems.

Hackers are always discovering new ways to gain access to buildings or networks, businesses should also have a plan in place to respond to a breach quickly.

For more information how to protect your business please contact us. As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you with a fast and thorough response to your needs. Vortex offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low-cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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