Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 16, 2021, 12:31pm EDT (Info+)

One of the biggest access control challenges is securing glass doors.

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Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardware, glass doors present significant hardware challenges.

In this tutorial, we examine:

  • Why Glass Doors Are Tough For Access
  • Planning Ahead
  • The Two Common Types Of Glass Doors
  • Options For Readers, Strikes, Maglocks, and Standalone Locks
  • UV Bonded Glue Systems
  • Why Using Glues and Adhesives Can Be Problematic

Glass *****: ********* ** ****** *** ******

************ *********** ***** ** '*******' ***** requires ******** ** ******* *****, ******, and ********* ****.

*** ********, *** *** ***** ****** of * ******* **** ** ******* to **** *** **** ***** *** door ** ***** ** ****** *** opening. ** **** *****, ******** ************ call *** ******** * *** *****, inserting****** (***) *****, *** ******* **** *********.

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*******, ***** **** ** ***** **** completely ********* ************. *****, **** ***** tempered *****, ****** ** ******* ** cut **** ************. ******* ***** **** durable ** ***** ******, * ***** hard ***** *** ** * ****** warping ** *** **** *** ***** a ********, ********* *******.

*** ******** ** *** *** ****** using *******, ******* ** **** *****, glass ***** *** '*************** ***********' ******** not ********* **** ******** ******* ********. Standard ******** **** ******, **** *******, and ***** **** *** ***** ******** with ***-*******, ****** ****** ******** *** aesthetics, *** ********.

**** ** ****, *** ***** ****, which * ****** ******* ** ** keep * **** ******, ** ********* not ******** **** ****** ****** *** must ** **** **********.

**, *** ** *** ******* * door **** ****** ** ********, *** not **** *****/****** *** ******** *****, and ****** **** ***-******** ********?

Plan ***** ** *** *******

*** ***** ********* *** '**** *******' electrified ********* *** ********* ***** ***** require *** **** ** ** *********** with *******, *****, ** ********** ** mind. **** ****-****** '**********' ***** ****** can **** ******* ******* *** ****** hardware ** ******** **** ******* ******* damage.

***** ***** ******* ** *** ********* add **** *** ********** *** **** design ** *** **** **** ******* hardware ** ****, ******** *** ********** access ******** **** **** ************* ** the ********* ******.

*******, ********** ****** ******* ************** *** specialists *** *** ***** ******** ***** enough ** *** ****** ******* ** impact **** ******. ** * ******, the '*******' ** ************ ******** ** a ****** *****. ** *** ******** that ******, ** ******* *** ** determine ***** ******** ****** ** ****.

Two ***** ** ***** ********

****** ********* ********* *** *** ********* types ** ***** ********. *** ****** control ******* *** **** ****** ***** on ***** **** ** ****.

Thin ******

** **** ****** *********** *** ********** buildings, ***** ***** *** ********* ****** and ******* ** ***** ********.

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***** ******** *** ***** *** ******* access ******** **** *******, ********, ** latch ********** ** **** ** '*** profile' ** '***** **** ***' ******** are ****.

Frameless *****

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*** ***** ****, **** *********** ** work ****, ** '*********' ** ****-******* glass ********, **** ********** ****** '*********' due ** * ****** *****.

***** ***** **** ** ******* ***** and ***** ** ***** ** *********** hardware *******************.

**** ***** ** ***** **** ** architecturally *********** ** ********** ******** *** can ***** **** ********* ** **** locks **** *** ** ********* ******* factory **************.

********, **** ** *** ***** ** factory-prepared ** ***** *****, ********** ** cabling *** ********** ******** *** ** equally ********* ***** ***** ** ** raceway ** ******** ** ******* *******.

Retrofit ****** *******

******* ********* ** ****** ******* ******* are *********, ** *** ** ******, to ***** ** ***** *****.

*** ***** ****** ***** ** ******* options *** **** ** ********* ***** doors:

  • *******
  • *******
  • ********
  • ********** *****

*******

** **** *****, ***** *** ******* a **** ******* ** ****-******* ****** to ******* * ***** ****. *******, when ** ***** ******, ** ** a ********* ******* ** ****, ******* cause ************ ****** *** ** ******* reader ****** ** *** **** **********.

*** ***** ************, * ******** (*******-*******) reader ** ** ******. ******** **** adhesive **** *** ***** ********* ** hold *** **** ** ***** ******* any ******:

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*** ********** *-*** ******, ******** ********** ****** ******* **** ******, ** *** ******. *******, ******* replacement, ******* ********** ****** *******, *** adhesive ******** *******/***** **** **** *** be * *** *********** *******.

******* ******** ****** ** ***'* ************** ******* ******. *** **** ***** ~$40, *** ** ***** ****** ** ***: ***** ******* ** Wireless *******?** ******** *** ******* **** ** press * ****** ***** ** '****-**' the **** **** *********** **** ** order ** ******** ******* ****.

*******

** *********** *****, ******** ******* *** not ********* ********* ** **** **** glass ********* *****. ** ******, *** strike ****** ** ** ******** **** of * ***** *** ** *** must ** ******* *** ** ************** releasing ******* ** ** ******.

*** **** ******, **** ******* *** used ** ******* ***** *****, **** are ****** ******* *** ************* **** a **** ******** **** ***** *** door **** ***** ** *** ****.

*******, ** ***** ******** ********** ** standard ******, ****** ************* ********* **** a '***** **** ********' ****** ** which *** ****** ** ******** ********* *** **** ************** *** ***** **** ****. *** **** ********* **** ~**% more ********* **** ************ *******, *** still ********* **** **** $*** *** unit.

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************ ******** ** ********* ***** ***** may ** ** ******, *** **** when *** **** **** * *** jamb. ******* ************* ***** ***** * 'saddle' ******** *********** ****** **** **** *** *** edge ** *** **** *** ** armature ** *****.

*** ******* ** **** ******** ** that ** ******** ** ***** ****** to *** **** ** ********, *** the ****** ******** ** ****** **** the **** ** **** *** *** maglock ** *********. ** **** *****, the ******* ** **** ** ***** with * *********** **** ******** ** set ****** *** ****** ** ***** or ***** *****.

Door ****** ********

***** *** *** *** ****/******** ************ on **** ***** *****, *** *** assembly ***** ******** *** **** ** be ******* ** ** ******* ********* a *** ***** ** ****** *** magnet:

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***** **** *********** *** ** ********* on **** ***** ********, ** ********* is *** ** ****-****** ***** ** those **** * *********** ************* ********** value, ***** ** **** ******** ******* or *******.

Dangerous ******** *** ********

**** ******** *** *** ****** *********** brackets *** ***** ******* *******. *******, these ******** *** ********* *** ******** for *** ******* ** *** ******* they *******:

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** *** *** ******* ** ******* loose ***** ***** ***** ******* **** due ** ******* ****** *****, ** injure ******** ********* ** **** **** from ********. ******** **** *** ********* location *** ***** *** ******* ** jamb * **** ******, ** ********* prevent ****** *** **** ****** ** consulted ****** ***.

Unnetworked, ********** **** *****

******* ********* **** ********** * ******** ******, **** ******, and ********** ******** **** ****** ** a **** ******* ********. *******, *** unit **** ** ********-****** ******** **** that ******* **** *** **** *** strike ***** ** *** ***** ****.

*** *******-******* ********** **** **** ****** PINs ** ****** *********** *****, *** is *** *********** ** ******** ****** control *** ** ******** ******* *** standalone.

*** ***** **** ********** **** ** available **** ****** ******* *** ~$***, but ** ********* ********** **** ********* from ******* ** ** ******.

UV ***** *****

**** ********** **** *********-**** ********* ** bond ***** **** ****** ** ***** using *****-****** (**) ***** ***** ******** used ** *** ********** ********. * manufacturer ************ *** ******* **** ******:

**** **** ******** ***** ******** **** special ********, ******* ********** ******/*******, *** having * ******** **** ** ******** UV **** ** **** *** **** is ********.

*******, ** **** ** ***** ** strictly ****** ************, ** ****** ******* can **** *** ***** ** ******* life ******* *****.

******** ** ** **** **** ************** ***(~$**) ************(~$**) *** ******** ********* ** **** companies ** ******** ************, *** ***** equipment **** ** ***** *** ******** are ***** **** **********.

******* ***** *******, ** *** ** possible ** ***** '***********' ******** ** glass ***** ********-** ***** ****-******** ************ ******* ******** ******.

High *****

****** ******** * ******* ** ** a **** *** **** ****, *** installing ** ******** **** **** ***** 'know-how'. ********, ***** *** ******** ***** with *****.

*** ***** ** ***** ******** ** make * ********** ****, *** *** materials/cleaners ****** *** ******* ******** ** one ********** **** *** ****** ** no *********** ** ******* *** ***** substitutions.

******* ********* **** ** ** ********* so **** *** **** *** ***** when *******, *** ****** ***** ** wood, ***** ***** **** ** *********** at ***. ****** *** ********* *********** where *** ******** ***** ** ****, the ******* *** ***** *** ****.

Failed ****

**** * **** *****, ** ******* in ** ********* ******** **** *** is **** ********* ** ****** **** with *** ********.

*** ********* **** ****** ****** ** scraped ** ****** ***. **** * glued **** *****, ** ***** ******* in *** *********** ** *** **** and ******* ********.

Breakable ****

******* ** *** *** ***** ****** can ********* ******** *****, *** ******* bond ** ***** ******** *** ********* be ******** ** ******** ** *****.

***** *** ********* *** ********* **** resistant ** ******* ***** **** ***, cold, *********** ******* *********, ***** ******** is ********** ** ********* *** ********** to ********** ******** *******.

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*****, **** ***** ******** *****, ****** be ******* ** *** **** ************.

******* **’* ********. *** **** ***** laminate *****?

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******** ***** ****** ***. **'* **** easier ** ***** ** *********. ****, laminate ***** ** ***** ******** ****** it ** *********.

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******** ***** ****** ***.

**** *** ******** ***** ********* ******** the ***** ***** **** ********** **** in *** *********, ******* ** *** high ******** ******.

********* ***** **** *** ** ********. It *** ** ****** ** *******, but ** ** ** ***** ********.

*** *******, **** ***** ***** ******* **** ******* ***** *** *** **** “********** or ********* *****” *** ******** ********* for *********:

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* ** ******* ** ****** *** had ********** **** *** ****** ********* "V ****" ** * ***** **** application? *** ************'* ******* ***** *** device ***** ******* **** * ** tape. ** ** ***** ** ********** I've ***** ***** ** ********** * locking ****** **** ****....IPVM Image

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"*******, ********** ****** ******* ************** *** specialists *** *** ***** ******** ***** enough ** *** ****** ******* ** impact **** ******." **** ** ***. For ******* '**** **** **** ********?' example, *** *** ****** ******* * vinyl & ***** *****-***** ******* **** set.

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* **** ****** **** *** **** glass **** *****, ********** ** *** main *******, ***** *** ********* *** to ****** "*** **********" *** *** building ** ****** *** *** *** factor **** **** **** **.

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****** ******* *** "*********" ***** ***** is ******** ** ***** ********* ********* in *** ***** ***** *** ****.

** **** ****, ** * ****** transport ***********, * ********* ******* ** the *-****, **** *** ****** **** at ***** *****, *** ***** ***** were ******** ***** ****** ** ****** for **** (*****) ********* ** "******" passengers. *** **** ********* ** **** setup *** *** **** *********** ** the *****, *** **** *** ******* as **** ** ********** ***********.

******* ** *** ********** ********** ** "frameless" ************ *** ********** ******** ("*** effect", ******* *******/******** ***** *****, ***.), so ****... **** **** *** ***** door ** "*********" ** *** ****, top, *** ***** *****, (**** "** hinges"), ** ***** ******** (*** ******** to *** ******* ********) ** * mechanism "****** *****" *** ****** **** corner , *** * "*******" ******* on *** ******** (********) *** ****** (very **** **** * ****-****** *********, where ***** *** ** *** ****** vertical ****) ** **** ****, *** are, ********** ******* *** **** * motorized/controlled ********* - **** ******* ********** assistance ** ****.

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** **** ****, *** ***, ********** looking *** **** * *********/********** *********

*** *** ******* ** **** *** door ** **** ****** **?

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*** ***** ** *** ***:

********* - ** **** (*****) *** door.

********** - ** ****** *** ****.

*** - ** *** ******* *** both *******...

******.

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*** ****** **** **** * *-******* on ** ****** ******** ********* ****?

* **** ****** *** ********* ********* double *****, */*' *****. ***** ***, when ********, **** *** ***** ** both **********, ** *** ***. **** requested ** ******* *** ***** ** in-swing *** **** *** ** ******* mag ***** ** **** **** ********. So **** ***** *** **** ***** the ***** ******* *** ** ******, it ***** ** ********** *** ****** of *** ****** *-******* ********, *** just *** ******** ******.

**** ****** **** * *** **** from *** *****, ****** ******* ** the ***** ****** ** * *-****** kit *** * ****# *** **** armature. ** ********** ***** ** ** convert ** ***-***** **** *** ***** the ***** ******* *** ** ****** the ********* **** ** *** ***** doors.

**** ********* ** ****** *** ********* this *** *** ** ****** ***.

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** *** * ****** **** * floating ********* ***** ****** ** * seamless ***** ***** ***. *** ****** was ******* ** **** ****** **** large ******* ****, *** *** ****, and ****** * *** ****** ******* electric ******. *** ***** ***** ******** the ********* '***** ****' **** *** top ****** ******. *** ***** **** about *** ******* *** **** *** architect *** *** ******* *** ***** on *** ** *** ******* ** said ****** *** *** ******* **** from ******** ****** ** ******* * levels ****. ** **** *** ******* contractor *** ** * ******* ** the ****** ***** *** ********* * conduit ****** **** ********* *** ********** expensive **** *** *** **** ** quite ********* ****** *** *** ***** be ******** *****. ***** *** ****** debacle ** ******** ******* *** ***** to *** **** ** *** *******, up * ****** *** ******* *** gap *** **** **** (****** **** sealed ** **** * ********* **** piece) *** ****** ** ******* **** beam, ** ***** ** ******** * piece ** ****** ******* **** **** flat ***** *** ******* ** **** the ***** ******** ****. *** **** an ********** ******* *******, ** ******** came *** ****. *** **** ***** you *** *** *** ******* ** the *' ******* **** ***** *** stainless **** ** *** *****/**** ***** and ***** **** ** *** ***** beam ************* **' ***** *** *****.

*** *** *** ********* ******'* ** bothered ** ****** *** *** *** design. * ***** ** *** ***** after **** *** *** ********, **** riddance.

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