University of San Francisco Embraces Near Field Communications for Easier Door Access and Spending

Carmel, Ind. (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of contactless smart credentials and readers, and the CBORD Group, Inc., the leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, today announced the successful roll-out of near field communication (NFC)-enabled campus card credentials at the University of San Francisco (USF) for door access and spending at laundry terminals. The projects first phase was recently completed with high acceptance, and further expansion is planned. The USF solution is comprised of the CS Gold

Choosing internal door handles no longer a simple task

(PRWEB UK) 13 November 2012

Door Handles Ltd is today giving its customers tips on buying internal door handles. Not too many people take a lengthy time when choosing their external door handles but it is a different story when it comes to the internal door handles. For one, these handles come in a variety of designs that can leave many consumers in a state of panic, deciding which of the attractive handles to choose from.

While the cost of handles for doors vary depending on the design and material, most handles are now pretty affordable, thanks to the increasing number of manufacturers in the market. It is best to take a look at the various designs online before you even decide to check out the handles personally to avoid spending too much time brooding over which handles will look best on the door.

Internal door handles come in three general types including the mortice knob, the rose lever handle and the backplate lever handle. While some people do not exert much effort in choosing their handles, those who are installing new doors should take extra care when choosing their handles if only to make sure that it provides the appropriate accent to the door and the general room design.

Door handles may be small but they are actually the first fixtures touched by visitors when they enter the room. While some visitors will just enter the room and ignore the handle, there are visitors who take some time to inspect the handles. The good thing about these handles for doors is that they can be matched with the escutcheons that are well-coordinated with the rooms overall design. Check them out,

Door handle on rose

Designers who want some touch of luxury recommend door handle on rose to their clients. Chrome handles for interior doors are highly popular for rooms with modern interior design. It is easy to get that cutting-edge design when chrome handles for interior doors are combined with other materials. Consumers can now choose between the square door handle on rose and the round door handles on rose for internal doors. While the round handles have been around for quite some time and are very popular, the square handles on rose are unique alternatives for interiors with minimalist designs.

Door handle on backplate

Consumers looking for door fixtures that will match their interiors, whether modern or traditional, will be able to appreciate the classic door handles on backplate styles. There is a wide array of choices when it comes to the finishes of the door handles including nickel, chrome, brass and even leather. Those looking for internal door handles for their kitchens or bathrooms or some other areas exposed to water and other elements should go for handles made of chrome.

Mortice knobs

A perfect addition to a country home is a mortice knob as it is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also superior in quality. Homes with solid wood internal doors can be matched with mortice knobs made of bronze or brass depending on the owners preferences. Consumers can even opt for the mortice knobs with black antique designs.

There is a vast array of choices when it comes to internal door handles and the only limit is your budget at

Interior Door Handles: A Security Question

(PRWEB UK) 11 October 2012

Leading online supplier Door Handles LTD is today giving security advice their handles for doors and the security questions that they raise. Interior door handles belong to the list of hardware needed to complete the installation of a door including the hinges and the locks. Handles do not only allow users to open and close the door. They also provide a refreshing distraction to an otherwise plain door that has been installed for its ingress and egress purpose.

But in the light of recent social dysfunctions that include the breaking in of thieves, door handles have started to become more useful as security tools to ensure that homes are kept secured and that the door sonly provide access to those who have a right to be there. With this development, homeowners and builders are now more conscious about security and are incorporating that aspect when choosing the handles for doors.

It is possible to choose an attractive interior door handle that can keep the abode safe at all times. Function can co-exist with aesthetics when it comes to door handles and a closer look at the various online catalogues will prove that.

So how does one choose handles that will keep the homes interior doors secure?

The first thing that should be done by the homeowner or designers is to decide on the lock needed for security purpose. It will be a choice between the cylindrical locks which are cheaper or the mortise locks which provide more security. The interior doors of most homes are not however equipped with locks and they just require a latch. People who are in constant threat of danger however opt to equip their interior doors with locks to keep them more secure.

Choosing attractive interior door handles will go a long way in upgrading the looks of a home. However, it can also be used to heighten the security of a home which is nowadays one of the requirements of companies offering home insurance.

Door handles no longer just provide homeowners with a design statement. More importantly, handles for doors provide homeowners a chance to upgrade the security of homes without destroying the home aesthetics. Doors can now be equipped with attractive brass door handles or copper door handles with deadbolts or even mechanical deadbolts for maximum security.

Mechanical developments have made interior door handles more attuned to security measures. It is even possible to choose door locks that do not require keys in order to keep the doors faithful to the home design. With the wide array of choices available to homeowners, there is no longer any reason why they cant have it all—security and beauty.

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Dock & Door Tec’s Focus on Energy Efficiency and Maintenance Creates a Need for New Hires

Nowthen, MN (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

Dock & Door Tec (DDT), a loading dock and door installation and service provider, is planning to hire an outside field sales representative to keep up with growing demand in the Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin areas.

Individuals with experience in sales and customer service and who are willing to travel have a unique opportunity to join a thriving company with an eye on innovation and staying at the top of its industry.

Dock & Door Tec owner, Jay Anderson, is especially wanting a sales representative who can exude the company’s passion and effectively relay information about the products and services DDT is offering.

“We have a lot of exciting things happening right now at Dock & Door Tec., and all of it benefits our customers,” Anderson said. “We need someone who’s not afraid to work hard for our clients and provide them with the knowledge and equipment to make their operations super-efficient.”

Part of what’s driving the growth and need for new hires is DDT’s increased focus on energy efficiency and pro-active maintenance. Anderson explained, “Our goal is to provide our customers with the best products and services while still controlling costs in all aspects relating to loading docks. And a major way we make that happen is through energy efficient solutions and preventative maintenance.”

To reduce energy costs, DDT outfits its customer’s loading docks with products such as dock seals, shelters, LED light fixtures, and dock management systems. Additionally, the DDT team stresses the importance of keeping dock doors properly maintained and undamaged to prevent drafts that can overwork heating and cooling systems.

Anderson feels Dock & Door Tec’s clients are seeing real benefits from the company’s efforts. “Those who take advantage of a regular, preventative maintenance program are able to avoid most major problems that cause significant loading dock downtime,” he explained. “Also, our customers who switch to energy efficient equipment feel great about the money they are saving and their smaller environmental footprint.”

Rounding out Dock & Door Tec’s growth is its new website design by Spark Logix Studios. On the site, visitors can see all DDT’s products and services, read their blog, or contact the company.

To learn more about DDT’s new job posting or its energy efficient and maintenance offerings, visit Dock & Door Tec.

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