Prevent Damaging Your Sliding Doors

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residential-photoA sliding door that has been worn down or damaged can be extremely difficult to use. Repair is easier than replacement, but how do you make sure that all of your efforts don’t go to waste in the future? One option is an automatic sliding glass door closer – not only does it make sure that your door closes completely, which reduces the amount of dirt, dust, and pet hair that can clog up the tracks and roller – it also works to not prematurely damage the roller or tracks you’ve recently had cleaned or replaced.

Door Closing Systems patented Ultra Glide sliding door closer not only increases security by ensuring that your sliding door closes and locks every time, saves you money by lowering energy bills, and self closing your door. It also doesn’t do any damage to the door. It won’t wear down or damage the rollers or tracks. Also, if you force close the door, out of habit or just because you forget about the automatic system, no damage will be done to the Ultra Glide system.

The Ultra Glide sliding door closer meets all of the regulations for swimming pool barriers as outlined by the state of Arizona, New York, Florida, and California, which is another bonus for families with small children and a backyard pool. If you’re interested in this patented, durable technology, call Door Closing System for a free estimate: 480-719-8393.

 

Security Measures to Fight Piggybacking in Data Centers

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Data centers today are faced with a variety of security and compliance issues. Of course there are potential threats from those trying to gain unauthorized access to data electronically, but there are also physical security safeguards that must be constantly evaluated within data centers.

HIPAA requirements for data centers were developed in an effort to ensure that confidential health records are properly secured to protect the privacy of individuals. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. As a result, data centers must meet various administrative, physical and technical standards to maintain their HIPAA-compliant status. Physical standards include two-factor authentication for anyone entering the data center, visitor logging and video surveillance.

Despite the best efforts to consistently control access to secure areas, “piggybacking” or “tailgating” has emerged as a problem in data center locations that are supposed to be accessed only by authorized personnel.   Piggybackers are those who attempt to gain unauthorized access to secure areas by looking like they belong. They may follow an authorized individual into a secure area, acting as if they have been legitimately admitted. They may also slip into a group that is entering a secured area. Unfortunately, they sometimes find an employee who is willing to allow them into the facility. The HITECH security standards should prevent piggybacking, but often additional physical safety measures are necessary to fight the threats to clients’ private, locked racks, suites and cages.

One cost-effective security measure for data centers is the Ultra Glide data center cage door closer. Door Closing Systems has patented the Ultra Glide, a sliding door closer that works to improve safety and property security for co-location and data centers. This patented device (US Patent #7124469) is universal and can be used on any type of sliding door.

This reliable device can be easily installed throughout the facility to heighten security and protect expensive data equipment and sensitive data files. The Ultra Glide partition door closer works with wire containment and cage systems to ensure that doors are never left open, preventing unauthorized individuals from gaining access to client data. The Ultra Glide reduces the potential for human error when doors are left open, as well as intentional security breaches.

For data centers that require subdivision or top-level security, the Ultra Glide data center cage door closer provides an added measure of security by ensuring that all sliding partition doors close securely every time, leaving piggybackers out in the cold. When used in combination with approved security procedures and video surveillance, the Ultra Glide provides an additional assurance that data and equipment is protected at all times.

Security threats to sensitive data, both virtual and physical, have resulted in strict standards that must be maintained by data centers. To ensure client confidence and maintain a high profile among data storage providers, it’s important to attack potential risks at all levels.

Contact Door Closing Systems for a quote on the Ultra Glide system.

Using Energy Efficient Automatic Sliding Glass Door Closers for Hotel Properties

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DSC00013Sliding doors are a popular feature in hotels, resorts and rental properties, but can have a major impact on energy usage and costs. When sliding doors are left open on a hot and humid day, energy usage can drastically increase as the air conditioning unit works harder to maintain a cool temperature and reduce the humidity in the property. Because your air conditioning units are worker harder due to open sliding glass doors, they will most likely also have higher maintenance costs and a shorter life overall. Humidity can also create problems in your facility resulting in damage to painted finishes, carpets and other fixtures, leaving property owners with higher maintenance and cleaning costs.

It is impossible to monitor tenant or guest behavior to make sure sliding doors are closed, so many property owners and managers are left with the problem of cooling and heating bills that are much higher than they need to be.

One of the simplest and most cost-effective solutions to the problem is to install automatic sliding glass door closers. The best sliding glass door closers can be used on any kind of sliding door and can be color-matched to coordinate with doors and decors. These devices are unobtrusive and are the perfect way to ensure that the sliding doors throughout your property will always close, thus keeping your energy costs down.

These sliding glass door closers are effective because they will not be damaged if the door is pushed shut, and will not prematurely damage the rollers and track on the patio doors, ensuring long life for your sliding doors. The device enables property owners to retain the value and long life of your sliding doors, while keeping energy usage down.

For commercial property owners who want to lower energy costs as well as making a positive environmental impact, installing automatic sliding glass door closers can be a great energy saving strategy, as the management at Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas discovered. The Resort installed automatic sliding glass door closers on several different types of patio doors throughout their lodge rooms in the spring of 2009. Jan Marquis, Director of Land Maintenance at the property says, “I believe the installation of these units has had a positive impact on lowering our energy usage for our lodge rooms, as it does not allow the guest to leave the doors open while the air conditioners are running.” Marquis also says that the installation of the door closers went smoothly on each type of door, and that the doors all operate well since installation. This simple, property-wide improvement provided a quick solution to concerns of Resort management, and shows guests that the company is energy and environmentally conscious.

For a minimal investment and easy installation, commercial property owners can address a number of potential problems by eliminating the problem of open sliding glass doors. Automatic door closers also add a level of safety for children when there are pools on the property, provide additional security for furnishings and belongings, and reduce unwanted bugs and other pests.

Door Closing Systems manufactures our entire line of products including the Ultra Glide (Patent # 7,124,469) automatic sliding glass door closer. We control every part of the manufacturing process to ensure you receive a quality product and to keep prices reasonable. Made in the USA.