Electric Strikes

Electric Strikes

 

Electric Strikes

An electric door strike is used as an access control device to release or lock doors. This device comes as a replacement for fixed strike door plate. It works with mechanical door locks to electronically control the rotation of the Latch. The unit presents a ramped surface to a door’s latch, allowing it to lock like a fixed strike.

The ramped surface of an electric strike can pivot out of the way when commanded in instances where a door’s lock is in the locked position and the door is open. This allows a user to access the door without the need to operate the mechanical lock or use a mechanical key. After a door has been opened, the latch goes back to its standard position and relocks when power is applied or removed.

An electric door strike can be in one of two configurations:

Fail-secure or fail-safe. In the fail-secure configuration, the current passed through a strike will cause it to open and it will remain locked when the power goes out. However, mechanical locks can still be used to access doors. This system can be powered by an alternating or direct current. AC offers buzz while DC offers silent operation.

Fail-safe configuration, on the other hand, locks when an electric current is passed through. It operates on the same principle as a maglock. In instances where there is the power failure, the door is opened by simply pulling or pushing. These units only work through direct current.

Fail-safe configuration, on the other hand, locks when an electric current is passed through. It operates on the same principle as a maglock. In instances where there is the power failure, the door is opened by simply pulling or pushing. These units only work through direct current.

New locks are easy to shift from fail-safe to fail-secure and back as needed. This process can be simple or sophisticated, depending on the model number. Electric strikes are fitted with buzzers that notify someone outside the door that it has been opened. Buzzing is created when AC is applied to the strike. A buzzing noise can be attained by use of a buzzer accessory on an electric strike in DC units.

There are a number of safety features that have been added to electric strikes to enhance their functionality. These include lock status sensor, which monitors the movement of the locking mechanism. They also have a door status sensor, which monitors the mechanical lock. They also have anti-tamper monitoring, which monitors the removal of the strike from the door positioning monitoring, which lets you manage the strike and the entire door system.

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