Are your fire doors up to code? If they're even a few years old, they may not be. And inspections are coming soon.

One of the tragic ways patients, inmates or students seriously harm themselves is by hanging from objects hooked over door hardware. To help facilities make their doors safer, SELECT invented the TIPIT® ligature-resistant hospital tip. This low-cost, angle-cut tip covers the top surface of most brands of geared continuous door hinges so objects can't be hung over them. Recently, our inventor Timothy A. Schau, was awarded U.S. Patent Number 8,898,861 for his innovative design.

Geared continuous hinges are the best option for high-traffic doors, but only if you choose the right duty hinge for the job. Install a standard duty hinge on a high-traffic, abused or heavy door and you won't enjoy the long-lasting benefits the right hinge can deliver.

"I wish every company we dealt with were like you." I hear this, or something to that effect, at least once a week. I don't say that to brag, it's just that bad customer service seems to be more common than not in this business. So why does it happen? Because delivering great customer service is hard to do on a daily basis. But it can be easier if you recognize the signs of bad customer service.


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Others claim their hinges are the best. We prove it. Our geared continuous hinges have resisted more brutal testing than any. Read more.

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