Installing an electric strike is a lot more affordable than you may think and it provides an unmatched level of security. Electric strikes can be installed on a metal or wooden door frame and can be set to be remotely unlocked and locked by a push of a button. Madison Electric Strikes are an excellent access control device used for doors. It replaces the fixed strike faceplate often used with a latchbar (also known as akeeper). 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.
However, an electric strike’s ramped surface can, upon command, pivot out of the way when the lock on the door is in the locked position and the door is opened, allowing a user to open the door without operating the mechanical lock or using a mechanical key. After the door is opened past the keeper, the keeper returns to its standard position and re-locks when power is removed or applied, depending upon the strike’s configuration.
Electric strikes are sometimes equipped with buzzers that allow someone outside the door to hear when the door is open. The buzzing noise is typically made by applying alternating current (AC) to the strike instead of direct current (DC). When using a DC powered strike, a buzzer accessory can be added to create the buzzing noise, if desired.
There are many manufacturers of strikes, and there are many things that have to be considered when buying one, i.e., type of jamb, type of locking hardware, whether one requires fail-secure or fail-safe, length of latch, depth of jamb, voltage requirements and the length of the faceplate.
Electric strikes are generally available in two configurations:
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Every customer wants to get the most for their money which has led to many customers requesting that our Madison locksmiths upgrade their locks to electric strikes. Locks that have endured a certain degree of damage should always be replaced and while the more cost effective route is rekeying locks, a price can’t be placed on security.
On the other hand, some customers may believe that completely changing the electric strikes on their home or business is their best guarantee for staying safe and secure. This is not always the case – Rekeying locks with a strong set of existing hardware may be the only necessary step to ensure that a building, it’s occupants and the valuables within it are safe and secure.
When it comes to changing or upgrading electric strikes, Corbett Lock in Madison, NJ advises all of their customers to seek the opinion of our professional locksmith experts. Having oufr qualified professional locksmiths assess your electric strikes will undoubtedly save you money – either by simply rekeying locks that are still in good working condition or installing brand new, quality locks that will keep homeowners and their valuables safe.
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