Door Hinges Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 10, 2018

Some of the trickiest access control problems are caused by bad door hinges.

door hinges guide

From doors not closing right, to locks not locking, worn or warped hinges are one of the most common root causes but typically ignored. Along with proper Door and Frame Alignment, hinges often ensure that access locks properly function to keep doors locked and safely unlock when needed.

In this guide, we examine:

  • The 5 Access Problems Caused By Bad Hinges
  • Common Commercial Hinge Types
  • Butt Hinges Often Have A Big Security Weakness
  • How To Mitigate Removing Hinge Pin Vulnerabilities
  • Geared Hinges Are Strongest but Most Costly
  • Why Power Pass-Thru Hinges Are Popular For Access

5 Access Problems Caused By Bad Hinges

Door hinges are devices that control how a door swings and moves and especially how closing happens. Hinges bear the weight of the door in the frame, and while routine maintenance is often applied to locks and keys, hinge maintenance is frequently ignored.

Over the span of multiple years, door hinges often wear, break down, and even bend out of shape causing a number of issues that make electronic access control tough. The image below shows five common ones:

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