Taking access control into the next century

As the access control industry continues to grow, so does the use of related products such as electric strikes. The access control professional’s ability to select, install, and service electric strikes is extremely important to the future success of his/her business.

Selecting the correct access control electric locking device does not have to be a task for a specialist. This comprehensive guide provides the necessary information to understanding electric strikes.

What are Electric Strikes?

Electric strikes are electromechanical door locking devices for use with various latch bolt locksets that are installed in place of the conventional lock strike plate. They are used in conjunction with various locksets and various access control devices to provide additional security, traffic control, and convenience of remote operation.

Electric strikes are generally low voltage devices that use a solenoid to control a movable keeper (or gate). The keeper interacts with the latch bolt of the lockset on the door and allows the door to be opened upon activation even though the latch bolt of the lockset is in the extended position.

Electric strikes can be used for many types of applications including interior control, perimeter control, stairwell control, elevator control, and fire exits.

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