Exterior view of an exit device which Master Locksmith installed on an oil tool manufacturing facility. The outside lever handle had been broken off due to employees tying it to the rail in order to hold the door open. It was an inferior brand as well, that did not help.
This is an end view of the inside of the device. Small details such as the cover plate over the unused lockset mounting hole make it look nice but also serve to keep water out of the door. These doors are notorious for rusting and leaving these holes uncovered makes the problem worse. A good commercial locksmith in 77016 will have several styles of these on his locksmith van.
Notice the through bolts above and below the head of the emergency exit device. It is very important to use brands of exit device that utilize these or provide them if they are not included in the hardware. A good Houston Locksmith will have these on hand as well. There is another cover plate installed to cover up the existing holes. That strike for the exit device is to the left. This little piece is very important to the functionn of the device! If it comes off the device won't latch! Seems rather obvious but these always fall off. At Master Locksmith Company we always drill and tap the mounting holes and use machine screws, not those little self drilling things that many use and which always come loose. We installed the same setup on another door in this facility a few years back and it is still rock solid!
If you are in need of a commercial locksmith in Houston 77016, call Master Locksmith Company at 770 878 2189 and get fast professional service from the best locksmiths in Houston.