They should get a new door as they have to follow HIPAA Privacy Rules and possibly a few more rules and compliences (Security Rule & Privacy Rule) like PCI Complinace if they have any Credit Card information stored in the files. (If this is the US.)
If this was not Medical Records and just a salesmans office...Then maybe a Wedge-Lock or a new rail that could lock with access control. Glass Doors are tricky, you should probably consult with a Locksmith first.
You can use a mag lock. It won't be the most clean install but you can epoxy the armature onto the glass with the right brackets and have it close against the magnet.
IPVMU Certified | 05/15/14 09:00pm
Any other suggestions?
This is a real design problem on this actual door, and I'll share what was actually proposed/selected once a few more ideas rattle through.
Here is some shots from a similar install that we did except we had glass on both sides. You can epoxy the armature to the glass and install the magnet on the wall.
IPVMU Certified | 05/17/14 03:30am
Thanks for the pictures, Carl!
Here's a big hint for what solved the door problems above:
Can anyone identify this device? How many do you think were used?
Idibri Consulting | IPVMU Certified | 05/17/14 03:38am
That's a cabinet lock
They're not particularly strong, so I'm guessing you used more than 1.
I would use either of the two locks below designed specifically for sliding doors from FSHLocking.
and more for auto doors..
These locks are a combination mag lock and mechanical locking hold up to 680kg (1500lbs) check them out ...here
They also make this V-lock for those Evil frameless 180deg swing glass doors and I used these on a job in the Phillipines where they love those doors.....
No probs Brian...FSH have some very interesting new locking technology for strikes, mag locks and delayed egress. All part of their eco range and draw very little power....cool tech and the FES90M uses a motor instead of a solenoid. Its very cool.. haven't used any yet but I like FSH products now I'm back in Integration.
Install an SDC or similar electronic bolt lock behind the glass at the edge of the door. When the bolt is in the lock position it will prevent the door from sliding to the right.
install the electro bolt in a horizontal orientation so that the screws that secure it are not accessible when the door is closed.
At the bottom of the door install a roller switch which will only allow the lock to engage when the door is fully closed.
place a roller guide against the glass to prevent someone from pulling the door outwards to bypass the lock. The guide can be purchased from cr Laurence
We have done this once in the past. It can take a lot of fine tuning, time and patience. But if your customer is trying to keeps things economical a mag lock with a glass mount kit, although unsightly might be the way to go.
The MEM1982JM series has an optional surface mount kit. The picture above shows the lock and the kit in the one picture. As you can see you can mount with fixings for a wood or metal sliding door and like Carl suggests use epoxy for glass. Of course if you're hell bent on drilling the glass go ahead - the holes are there! Oh and these locks donot come with epoxy.
I realise some people have suggested drop bolts here. They are great when you first put them in but after a while doors become miss aligned for various reasons - weight being one of them. The first thing to stop working is the drop bolt and then you'll have issues aligning the door up.