Enhancing aesthetic from door to door


Door hardware comprises a small part of a building’s architecture, yet it has a significant impact on the overall appeal of a space. Design and function must blend to fit the overall aesthetic without sacrificing safety and security.

Some architects see door hardware as an inevitable means to ensure safety, security and egress. Others embrace it, using it as design element that makes a statement. Whether the goal is to hide it or highlight it, hardware can complement architectural vision. Allegion’s latest offerings span from high-end decorative hardware to innovative access control devices. Whatever the design needs of your next project, trust Allegion as your complete building solution.


Architects now have more options to deliver a cohesive design at every opening, even between commercial and residential spaces. Allegion has expanded its offering of lever styles and finishes across seven brands: Falcon®, Glynn Johnson®, Ives®, LCN®, Schlage®, Von Duprin® and Zero®. This is the most suiting options in the industry. Among the expanded finishes is matte black and aged bronze.

Coordinating five styles and five finishes across these brands will benefit architects designing multifamily and mixed-use facilities as well as commercial and institutional projects. Check out example applications for inspiration and learn more about the available options.

Schlage® CTE single door controller

Customers looking for a complete electronic access control solution will benefit from the ability to manage all of their openings—including perimeter doors—in a single system. They will also benefit from a sleek option that doesn’t interrupt aesthetics.

The Schlage CTE single door controller with multi-technology reader kit allows perimeter and common area openings to be managed in one system alongside the Schlage Control™ smart deadbolts, NDE cylindrical and LE mortise wireless locks. It’s designed to interface with exit devices, electric strikes, electromagnetic locks and/or automatic operators to control an opening.

The CTE is a more elegant option as it’s hidden in a secure location and architects can choose the peripheral locking devices to use with it.  Take a look at the features and benefits of the new Schlage CTE.

Schlage M Collection ergonomic levers

Designed with Gensler as a product design consultant, the Schlage M Collection ergonomic levers are optimized for comfort and functionality, especially making operation more pleasant to the wrist and hands. These three new levers are part of the M Collection, which includes levers designed to maintain a custom, stylish look on doors throughout any building. What’s special about this collection is it was designed with the entire user experience in mind. Users feel the difference, and they see the appeal.

  • The ME1 ergonomic lever is apt for healthcare facilities. It is designed to be soft to the touch, using gentle curves that contour with the hand for easy actuation.
  • The ME2 architectural ergonomic lever is a decorative interpretation of the ME1 design, making it ideal for high-end office spaces. The linear, minimalist style delivers the same comfortable, ergonomic and efficient use.
  • Designed for senior living facilities, the ME3 easy access lever is slightly larger to address the needs of the active yet aging population. The thicker lever allows for easy grasping, while the lever angle positions the large gripping surface in a way that reduces actuation force.

All three ergonomic levers suite across the Schlage L Series and multiple Von Duprin® exit device series. Discover more about the latest addition to the Schlage M portfolio.

Barn door hardware

Barn door hardware has grown in popularity among customers. It’s a contemporary solution that can save much-needed space, specifically in multifamily and hospitality environments. Allegion now offers this contemporary trend through its Schlage product lines.

Door hardware is a functional component and an architectural element, so architects need products that are strong and stylish, durable and decorative. The Allegion specification consulting team is ready to work with you to make product selection easy, ensure consistent style and finish and assure all technical requirements are met—including security, life safety, building code, ADA and more.