The Electric Strike is easy to install and are used to secure outer and inner doors but does not prevent egress from an area like the magnetic lock. It replaces the fixed strike plate in a standard lock. Like a fixed strike, it normally presents a ramped surface to the locking latch allowing the door to close and latch just like a fixed strike would. To exit from a secured area, the door can be opened by using a knob or level.
The Electric Strike is one of the components in the access control system.
To simplify installation, it is important to use locks that require less than 500ma of current. This allows the reader to be powered over Ethernet. The electric locks from Rutherford Controls are examples of this type of low power lock. Electric strikes generally come in two basic configurations:
Fail-secure. Also called Fail-locked or non-fail safe. In this configuration, applying an electrical current to the strike will cause it to open. In this configuration, the strike would remain locked in a power failure, but typically the knob can still be used to open the door from the inside for egress from the secure side. These units can be powered by AC which will cause the unit to “buzz”, or DC power which will offer silent operation, except for a “click” while the unit releases.
Fail-safe. Also called Fail-open. In this configuration, applying an electrical current to the strike will cause it to lock. In this configuration, it operates the same as a magnetic lock would. If there is a power failure, the door would open merely by being pushed/pulled open. Fail-safe units are always run using DC power. These locks work with our Access Control systems and integrate with our IP cameras providing a complete security system solution.
Here is a sample of some Electric Strike locks that are available. There are many more. Just contact us to make sure you get the right lock for your door:
The S65U, shown above, includes a variety of faceplates and field selectable lock modes and voltages, making it one of the easiest locks to install.
Select the Electric Strike
|Fire Rated Duty.
|Heavy-duty, For Offset & Centerline Latch Entry
|Commercial duty, multi-functional for centerline latch entry. Example model:
S65U Standard Profile – UL Listed
L65U Low Profile – UL Listed
Includes 04/14/08 Faceplates
1-1/4″ x 4-7/8″
(31.8mm x 123.8mm)
Aluminum/Hollow Metal/Wood Frames
1-7/16″ x 7-15/16″
(36.5mm x 201.6mm)
|For Double Outswinging Interior or Perimeter Doors
|For Double Outswinging Interior or Perimeter Doors with Individually encoded armature
|Commercial Duty, For adjustable centerline latch entry.
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