Despite being one of the most common access control components, specifying the right electric strike can be deceptively complex.
Understanding the particulars of each device can be overwhelming. In this note, we examine how strikes work, the tradeoffs in their specification, and how using them compares to other access lock types:
Strike Operation Described
Strikes DO NOT Add Security
Two Main Strike Types, Mortise vs. Surface
Strikes Typically Fail-Safe/Fail-Secure Changeable