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The features and benefits of access control platforms are constantly evolving. A variety of integrated systems enhance the overall security of your facility and extend control and ease of use from a single interface. Open architecture allows intercom, elevator access, intrusion detection, and video surveillance, to name a few. Data…

Building a multi-family housing unit such as a high-rise apartment, condominium, or senior living center requires collaboration among end users, general contractors, architects, construction teams, suppliers, and commercial integrators. One essential feature of a large multi-family building project is security and access control, putting the door opening industry in a…

Today’s door is more than a frame, slab, and hardware, it is a dynamic digital ecosystem responsible for biometrics, card readers, video surveillance, and much more. Keeping up with innovations in the ever-changing tides of the door supplier industry has never been more relevant and important to providing customers with…

Convention centers stand empty as do hotels. Most dormitories are vacant. Currently, public officials across the country are planning to repurpose some of these spaces as hospital facilities for patients with COVID-19. While social distancing measures are proving effective, but even so, public health experts are anticipating a strain on…

The conversion of existing facilities to medical housing is a priority. American Direct is your partner as the threat of COVID-19 places additional pressure on infrastructure to accommodate the need for medical housing. The Federal Government is considering retasking campus and private facility housing for emergency use in the university and…

Let’s be honest, doors can be a real pain. For each door opening, there are dozens of mechanical and electrified components, specified and sourced from multiple manufacturers. The end product must meet the design, form, and budget of the architect, security consultant, and end user. The general contractor has to…

Things in the openings industry have changed a lot since I started American Direct back in 1991. I’m pleased to invite you to explore the latest evidence that American Direct continues to evolve with the ever-changing door opening landscape: our updated brand, logo, and website.

One of the main goals of the design team was to create a home-like ambiance on the exterior as well as the interior so residents would feel more “at home” in the facility. Because of the numerous openings and several door vendors being used, keeping delivery of product on schedule was indeed a challenge. American Direct’s vendors went above and beyond to get materials delivered on time in order to meet deadlines, one of the many benefits of American Direct’s deep industry ties and vendor relationships.