IPVMU Certified | 12/28/15 08:42pm
It really depends on the lock I would say. A fail safe strike operates just like a mag lock and is energized while locked. I am not sure if it is a fail secure only lock would affect its long term life under the conditions you described where a fail safe lock is designed to. Best bet? Ask the lock manufacturer.
Make sure it is rated for continuous duty. Also if it is fail-secure it may get very hot after a bit. Use DC power to avoid buzz.
LONG Building Technologies | 12/29/15 12:12am
It can certainly be done. As others have said, it depends on the strike. Avoid models like the HES 1006, which have the solenoid on the outside, for this application. If using any model of HES, be certain to use a SmartPak. Most other quality strikes do fine with extended unlocks. They can get warm, but usually not hot. If your strike does get hot, add a CRU2 current reduction unit from Command Access.
Thank you for the info. I sent it over the requirements to my distributor, and he says the Seco-larm SD-995C24 is rated for continues duty when using DC.
Any feedback on that lock?