The latest innovations in door hardware

When you consider all of the hardware and software elements that constitute an access control system, perhaps the least technical is the door hardware. Yet the application of that hardware is the least understood and subject to more headaches than any...

However, locking product innovation is still slow to be accepted by building and life/safety code developers as well as by specifiers and users. It is a conservative industry - and new ideas, like a good wine, are required to mature slowly.

David G Aggleton, CPP, CSC, is principal consultant at Aggleton & Associates, Inc., a security consulting firm, has been specifying security systems and coordinating lock application with architects for more than 30 years. He can be reached at