We have all heard the sound, the buzz that tells you a door has been unlocked. Have you ever looked around and wondered how they did it? How can you open a door with the touch of a few buttons? The answer is an electric door strike.
It is hard to understand what an electric strike is on a door unless you first know what a strike is. A strike refers to the metal plate or assembly that is installed into the door frame to catch the latch or bolt and helps hold the door closed.
Electric Strikes replace a standard door strike and they are connected to a power supply. When an electric strike is activated, it releases the latch, unlocking the door. An electric strike lock remains locked from the outside at all times. When the door closes behind you, it automatically returns to the locked position, They can be opened from the inside by pressing a panic bar or other manual release.
You may not always notice but it is common to see electric strikes on businesses and buildings. Some common places that you may see these are:
Next time you are out in town take a look around and see if you notice some buildings that have electric strikes.
There are several benefits to having an electric strike installed on your business or home. Some of these can include:
These are just a few of the benefits of having an electric slide. Our team is sure if you got one then you would find many more reasons to love it.
Just like with anything else there is always a downfall to a product. The biggest 2 challenges that we can think of when it comes to electric strikes is:
If you are in the Seattle area and you are looking to add an electric strike to your home or business give us a call. The team at Sevan Locks and Doors would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about our products. We look forward to hearing from you.