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Door Handing

Stand on the secure side of the door (where you would insert your key) with your back to the hinge side of the frame. For pairs, determine the hand of the active leaf. The active leaf is typically the door with the lockset. Both leaves may be active.


Video Library

View the latest how-tos and product information from our trusted partners. Also check out Allegion's Interactive Step-By-Step Installation Instructions site for Schlage and Von Duprin products. Stay tuned as we add more resources to our Learning Center!

Intro to Door Hardware:

This video explains handing on door hardware.

Intro to Door Hardware Fail Secure vs. Fail Safe

This video in Allegion's Intro to Door Hardware Series explains fail secure and fail safe.

Intro to Door Hardware:
Intro to Codes

This video provides an introduction to codes.

How to Weld a Door Frame with the Backwelding Technique

This video demonstrates joining the head and jamb pieces of a 3-sided Steelcraft F Series 3-sided masonry frame using the backwelding technique.

How to Install a Steel Door Frame in Steel Stud Construction

This video demonstrates how to install a Steelcraft hollow metal (steel) frame into steel stud construction, with expert insights and tips from industry professionals.

How to Install a Steel Door Frame in Masonry Construction

This video shows the step-by-step process on how to install a Steelcraft hollow metal (steel) frame in a new masonry wall.

How to Install the Schlage NDE Lock

This video demonstrates how to install the NDE Wireless lock.

AD-Series How To Install Cylindrical Electronic Lock

This video highlights the tools and steps required to install the both battery powered and hardwired AD-Series Cylindrical Locks in a retrofit application.

AD-Series How To Install Mortise Electronic Locks

This video highlights the tools and steps required to install the both battery powered and hardwired AD-Series Mortise Locks in a retrofit application.

Florida Building Code


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