In this guide, we examine locks; critical elements of any security system, and fundamental parts of every access control system.
Two fundamental classes of locks are used in access, electrified locks, and mechanical locks. But with thousands of lock options in the market, understanding the basics and when to use either is crucial for successful systems.
This report covers the factors driving selection, including:
Codes Impacting Which Options You Can Use
Why Electric Strikes Are So Common
Understanding 'Fail Safe vs Fail Secure'
Using Maglocks The Correct Way
Why 'Request to Exit' Hardware Is Critical
Using Electric Lock Bolts or Other Electric Locks
Other Electrified Hardware, Like Standalone Locks
Understanding Mechanical Hardware Options
Cylindrical vs. Mortise vs. Surface Mounted Hardware
Why Deadbolts Are Dangerous
Inside we examine where you should pick strikes, maglocks, or something else altogether to keep doors secure, legal, and reliable.