Electric strike

Introduction and Types of Electric Strikes
– An electric strike is an access control device used for door frames
– It replaces the fixed strike faceplate used with a latch
– It allows the door to close and latch like a fixed strike
– The electric strike can pivot out of the way when the door is opened
– It allows the door to be opened without operating the mechanical lock or using a key
– Types of electric strikes include fail-secure, fail-safe, reversible, and hold-open configurations
– Electric strikes can be powered by AC or DC current

Features and Accessories
– Some electric strikes have buzzers to indicate when the door is open
– Buzzing noise is typically created using AC current
– Buzzer accessories can be added to DC powered strikes
– Considerations when buying electric strikes include jamb type, locking hardware, and function
– Magnetic locks are an alternative option, but consult with authorities before use

Types of Electric Strikes by Locking Device
– Cylindrical electric strikes are commonly used in residential markets
Deadbolt electric strikes are hold-only due to the lack of a spring mechanism
– Mortise electric strikes require more cutting and space in the frame
– Rim panic electric strikes are specialized for panic exit devices
– Different electric strikes are used for different locking mechanisms

Rim Panic Electric Strikes
– Rim panic electric strikes are often no-cut strikes
– They are bolted to the surface of the jamb without modifying the frame
– Specialty electric strikes are used with vertical rod exit devices
– Bottom rod of the exit device is usually deactivated in this case
– Specialty electric strike is mounted at the top of the door frame to work with the top latch

(None)Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_strike