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Convert Swinger to Slider

Converting Swinging Doors to Sliding Doors

The sheriff of Calhoun County in Anniston, AL had security issues with the narrow jamb locks on his cell doors. If an inmate slammed the door while a lock bolt was extended or placed an object in the jamb near the hinges, the lock or hinges could be damaaged. He needed more reliable security and a less maintenance intensive lock.

We were able to provide them with the solution they needed and give them a higher level of security and a less maintenance intensive lock. We got rid of the troublesome narrow jamb lock and hinges and converted the swinging door to a sliding door. We reused the existing door, frame, and elecrical wiring and installed a Willo HP3, three-point locking device. This locking device is much more rugged and it cannot be damaged, like the swing door and lock could, by the inmate.

The Result: A retrofitted door that provided greater security and required less maintenance.

Learn more about our retrofit services for swinging doors.

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