IPVMU Certified | 05/31/16 02:33pm
Hello: Lots of interior doors are secured with similar maglocks.
300 pounds is a smaller unit than a typical 600 or 1200 pound model used to secure outside peremiter doors, but for a typical interior office opening this does not seem too weak.
Do you share the office? RTE can range from being mandatory for code compliance to just a good idea, but I'd also plan on using some here.
Protect it from what, respectfully?
Unlikely. 600lb would probably do it if he is average. The door frame may give way before the lock does.
Install an electric strike and call it a day. Unless you have dual means of egress in the form of a motion + pneumatic button your are violating NFPA codes although that is up for discussion with your AHJ. Magnets on wood doors like that are for installers that don't know how to cut in strikes and/or correct door alignment issues, install hardware etc. There is no reason for it. We will only install mags in situations where you can't install a strike like double doors, herculite doors, etc..
There could be sheetrock with metal stud around this door so just bust through that like the Cool Aid guy and not bother with the lock if you want to get in.