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20th September 2017 Issue no. 378

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Industry mourns loss of door hardware innovator Arthur V. Geringer

* Art_Geringer_cropped.jpgUS Electronic security and door hardware icon Arthur V. Geringer has passed away on Sept. 5. He was 93. Geringer was a door hardware innovator who pioneered the design and practical application of electricity to door openings for security and fire/life-safety industries.

Geringer founded Security Door Controls in 1972. The company provided the following obituary in his honor:

As the inventor of numerous electronic lock designs, Geringer is credited with ushering in the modern era of access control hardware with his development of the 90° throw electric lock. Now commonly used, his creation opened the potential of electric locking capabilities and began the great migration to electric locking systems.

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