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Archive for September, 2015

Access Control Key PadAre you looking for controlled access to prevent unauthorized people coming into your building during regular hours? If so, a controlled access system can be a time and money saving device. With many different controlled access solutions available, every business owner will be able to find one that meets their needs for safety and security as well as their budgetary requirements.

Employee Managed Access

Some businesses need to maintain strict controls over who is able to get inside. With these systems, all visitors are considered unauthorized until their entry is approved. A person who wants to come inside must be buzzed in by a person working inside the building. The personnel inside are able to see who is at the door by using a video security system and a remote or real time monitor. Check cashing services, jewelers, gas stations and convenience stores may utilize this type of system. Many school districts are also using these systems to improve their security.

Card Swiping Solutions

Card swiping systems allow staff members to use their badges to gain access to a building’s front door. These systems are also great solutions if you want to have limited access to areas within the building as well. Businesses such as hospitals, retail stores and banks make use of these systems. If an employee no longer works at the establishment, the corresponding card can be immediately deactivated. Cards can also be deactivated if lost or stolen.

Punch Code Access Systems

Punch code access systems are used by businesses such as daycare centers who only want to allow certain individuals to come inside the building. These systems can be included with security cameras and a call pad so that individuals who do not have an access code can be viewed and helped or turned away as needed.

Professional Assistance

There are many types of access controls for your business so it is always best to get advice from a professional. Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on access controls or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Access Control

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Auto Bi Fold 2 VTCIf you have a business, you may already know how functional and attractive bi-folding doors can be. Or maybe you do not currently have bi-folding doors and are interested in learning more. Either way, read on to learn more about bi-folding doors.

Intro

These doors are unique in the fact that they collapse in the center and either project towards the inside or outside of an opening. Many businesses have automatic bi-folding doors in front of their store, but there are other types. You can also get a manual accordion type bi-folding door or if you have a need to keep your planes stored, there are large bi-folding hangar doors.

Why bi-fold doors

Bi-folding doors are a perfect addition to any area of a business where a non-standard door size is needed. They require very little side room or head room for installation. They also do not require building or structural modifications in most cases and are great for retrofits. In addition, bi-folding doors have the ability to be custom-made to any size, and this can be promising for difficult door openings of irregular size.

Maintenance

Sometimes your doors do not open as smoothly or it has been a while since they have been maintained. Regardless, in order to keep them in tip top shape, it is recommended that you get your bi-folding door maintained and inspected on a regular basis by a professional. Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on bi-fold doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Overhead Doors

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Wood Glass Door SEAA wood door is a beautiful way to welcome your customers to your business. In addition to being attractive, it also provides protection from the elements and intruders. Wood doors, however, are vulnerable to damage and usually require repair at a certain point. Even the best quality wood may eventually develops cracks and other problems. The following are three signs to look for to determine if your wood door needs attention.

Cracks in the Wood

Visible cracks are the most obvious sign that the door needs repair. This is important to fix, not only for aesthetic reasons but also for security. A door with cracks no longer provides good insulation from the elements. It is also less secure from burglars and other intruders. When looking at your door, make sure you examine the area near the hinges. Cracks in this area are serious and are another problem that reduce the door’s usefulness as a security barrier.

Rotted Wood

Wood can rot over time. Exposure to moisture and other elements can hasten this problem. Doors without paint are more likely to develop this problem. It’s important to repair a door with rotted wood so that the rot doesn’t spread and threaten the integrity of the entire door. When inspecting your door, be sure to look on the bottom of the door, as this is where rot usually begins.

Swelling of the Door

Another common problem with wood doors is that they may swell, making it difficult to close them all the way. This is an annoying problem that can be caused by a variety of weather conditions, such as humidity. The door frame as well as the door itself may become swollen. If this becomes extreme, you may find it very hard to shut the door properly. This, in turn, can lead to people slamming the door shut, which can cause other types of damage.

Professional Assistance

It is recommended that you get your wood doors maintained and inspected on a regular basis by a professional. Vortex Doors prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on wood doors, or any door for your business, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

Category: Hollow Metal & Wood Doors

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