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Locksmithing 101 Keedex Armor Door Loops

Electrifying door locks and hardware is becoming more and more common in today's world. Now, as a security professional, your state might have licensing restrictions that won't allow you to run the electrical wire or hook up the electrified device on the door. However, you can still install the electrical hardware.

Typically, installing electrical hardware requires installing a sort of hardware for you to get power from the outside of the door to the inside of it. And that is where the armored door loops come in. I want to give you a full overview of the sizes and colors available.

Armored door loops have three main components.

The first is the actual conduit. The inside diameter of a conduit is either quarter-inch diameter or three-eighths inch diameter. In the image below, I am holding the duranotic finished one. The other one is aluminum, which is by far the most popular. However, you can also order black, white, or gold. That way, it doesn't have to be an eyesore. You can match the color of the hardware as well. Now, you can order these presets to a bunch of different links. These are examples of the 18-inch length door loop. However, you can get them in a variety of sizes between 12 inches and 72 inches prebuilt.

 Keedex Armored Door Loops

The second component is going to be the door loop connector. It is where the conduits will come through, and the holes are where it's going to be attached to the wall. It comes with all of the hardware you need, like a little hardware pack that comes with it.

 Armored door loops by Keedex

Ensure that you're ordering the door loop connector with the proper conduit size if you're going to call it separately as a kit or a replacement. The duranotic in color is the quarter-inch, and the aluminum is the three-eighths inch.

 Keedex door loops

Now, the last component is going to be the door loop cover. What it does is it goes over the whole mechanism and gives it a nice clean finish. It has three different screws on it, one on each side and then one at the end.

 Installing the keedex door loops

So that's how these door loops are when you buy a prebuilt. One of the beauties of this system by Keedex and how they've developed it is that you can order all three components separately and build your door loop. All you need to do is buy a conduit, like the three-eighths inside diameter flex conduit 18 feet long. The next is to buy the door loop connector that goes along with your purchasing conduit. And last but not least is the door loop cover. That way, you can put it over and cover up the wires. Check the link to all the different parts I've talked about, and that is the armor door loops by Keedex. Thank you, and we'll see you next time! 

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