Architectural Products Products in Brief: Hardware By Rita Catinella Orrell Silent-Electrification Latch OptionAdams Ritewww.adamsrite.comAn alternative to traditional devices driven by solenoids (compressed coils), the silent-electrification motorized latch-retraction option for the RITE Door provides a whisper-quiet, energy-efficient solution for health-care, hospitality, office, school, and apartment buildings. The system works at a lower operating power level, allowing for lighter-gauge wiring and a reduced-amperage power supply.Antimicrobial Copper HardwareRocky Mountainrockymountainhardware.comRocky Mountain Hardware has entered into a collaboration with Olin Brass, a developer of high-performance copper alloys, to provide antimicrobial copper-surface hardware. Starting this spring, hundreds of styles from the company will be available for casting in CuVerro, a copper that incorporates antimicrobial properties. Rocky Mountain will also produce a series in CuVerro alloy specifically suited to health-care facilities.Partition HingesScranton Productsscrantonproducts.comTo complement its line of high-density-polyethylene bathroom partitions, Scranton Products has introduced two new contemporary aluminum-hinge collections offering the same strength and support as its standard lines. The first, Stealth, includes a line of modern chrome-finished hinges, while Regal includes a hinge design (shown) and a matching slider latch in three color options.PCS36A Power SupplyDoug Mockett & Companymockett.comThis handy flip-up power-and-communication-system (PCS) device from Doug Mockett & Company lies flat when closed and pops open with a simple touch to the cover. A new configuration offers one electrical outlet rated 15A/125V and two powered USB ports for charging mobile devices and tablets. The PCS unit is UL-listed and comes in black and satin aluminum with a 6-foot electrical cord.VeriLock Embedded Wireless SensorAndersen Corp.eaglewindow.comThe VeriLock sensor technology embeds Honeywell's widely used 5800 series of wireless sensors inside the locking mechanisms of a select group of Eagle brand windows and doors (an Andersen subsidiary). While similar technology can detect if a window or door is open or closed, VeriLock sensors are the first to signal that it is actually locked.Real Living Key-Free DeadboltYale Locks & Hardwareyalerealliving.comYale Locks & Hardware's Real Living key-free touch-screen deadbolt eliminates the cylinder, resulting in a pick-free lock, faster installation, and a cleaner appearance. Should the battery die, terminals on the bottom of the lock accept a 9-volt battery. The lock comes with a durable acrylic touch screen and supports both Z-Wave and ZigBee standards. Users can control the lock from Web-enabled devices and create customized entry codes. April 16, 2013 The smartest new handles, hinges, and other hardware on the market, including a wireless sensor that signals if a door or window is not properly locked. Share This Story Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.