Volume 43, Issue 2 - February 2008

H • a • r • d • w • a • r • e

Hardware Showcase

Genesis is Now Top Notch 
The 9600 Series Genesis™ electric strike now offered by Top Notch Distributors in Honesdale, Pa., is completely surface-mounted—making it the first of its kind, the company reports. The 9600 features a solenoid that is mounted internally and two independently operating locking mechanisms made of stainless steel. All of the electric strike’s components are encased in its 9- by 1 3/4- by 3/4-inch faceplate. According to information from the company, this simplifies installation by eliminating cuts to the jamb. www.topnotch.bz

Gyro Tech® Wireless Push Plate Kit Activates Low-Energy Doors
NABCO Entrances in Muskego, Wis., has added a new wireless push plate kit to its line of activators for Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant doors. The wireless push plate system features Signal Lock™, which ensures all activation signals are transmitted for the maximum allowable FCC time—even when very light pressure is applied to the plate for a short amount of time. Because the unit is wireless, there is no hard-wiring required, making installation fast and easy. Kits come with two 4 ½-inch square press plates in stainless steel with blue legends, or blue powder-coated aluminum with white legends and mounting hardware. The kit also includes a radio transmitter and receiver. www.nabcoentrances.com

E-Plex 2000 Now Compatible with Best Interchangeable Core
Kaba Access Control’s E-Plex 2000 is now available with a Best Lever that is compatible with Best or equivalent Interchangeable Cores. The new E-Plex 2000 Best Lever Lock will accept user-supplied 6- or 7-pin Best-type cylinders and includes the tailpieces for both.
The E-Plex 2000 lock features 100 access codes and is programmed at the lock keypad without using any software. Installation is quick and easy as there are no wires to, or through, the door, eliminating the risk of damage from pinched wires. www.kaba-ilco.com

Security Door Controls Locks Up
The new SDC 45 series strike from Security Door Controls in Westlake Village, Calif., accommodates locksets with up to ¾-inch latchbolts. The heavy-duty, all stainless steel strike was designed to ensure adaptability to nearly any access control application. Standard features include field reversible failsafe/failsecure mode, ¼-inch horizontal alignment adjustment, keeper closed and deadlocked status output, latch position status output, 12/24V AC/DC operation, a low profile with only 1 1⁄8-inch depth, mounting tabs and wire connectors. www.SDCsecurity.com 

Flip Through CRL’s New Shower Door Hardware Catalog
The new 136-page SD08 “Frameless Shower Door Hardware and Supplies Catalog” from Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) features many new products, styles and finishes, as well as hundreds of ideas for creating bathroom designs. Photo galleries of bath and shower designs are displayed throughout the catalog, providing glaziers with a tool to use with customers in creating the ideal bathroom environment.
Twenty-six distinct series of frameless shower door hinges for ¼- to ½-inch thick glass are featured in the catalog, along with complementary hardware. The company has added new styles of accessories, new finishes—notably, the brushed bronze finish—and new products, such as the Hydroslide frameless shower door kit, the Sydney series of hinges, adjustable glass clamps and mitered square and round tubing handles. www.crlaurence.com 

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