Top Maglock Provider Warns Against Using Maglocks

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 21, 2017

Do not buy my company's product.

It sounds strange indeed, but a senior Allegion consultant stated that maglocks should not be used in common applications.

Considering Allegion owns one of the most familiar maglock brands Schlage, the statement may seem confusing.

However, the consultant makes a clear and lucid case supporting his statement in an uncommon example of company profits taking second place to best practices.

Inside, we take a close look at the rationale behind avoiding maglocks, maglock's low-cost appeal and 3 better, safer locking options.

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Safety ***** *** ***** ********* **************

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Maglocks ******* *********

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Allegion's ******* ********

******* ***** **** **** **** ********, ********* ***** ********** ******** including *********, ******* *****, ***** *****, *** ******* *******. ****** just *** ******* ****, ******* ****** ************ ****, ***** *****, and *******-****** ***** ******** ** *** - **** ***** **** strengths **** **** *** **** ** **** ******.

*********** ********'************ *&* **** *********** *** ******** ******* *** * ************ ******** ***** ****, Schlage ******** *** *** ** *** **** ****** ***** **** in ********** ******, *** *** ***** ** ********* *** ******** security *** **** ******** ************.

Maglock ***-**** ******

*** ** *** *******'* ********* ******* ** **** **** *** be *********** ** * ***-**** *****, ******* ** ****** ** $300 *** * ***-***** **** ****, **** *** ******** ** internal ****** **** ** *****-**** ******* **** ********.

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Better, ***** ******* *******

** ******** ** ******** ********, *** ******** ********** ******** ******* alternates, ********* ***** ********* ********* *** *** ********-********. ***** *******:

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  • ********** ***** **********:*********** ** ***** ******** **** ** **** ******, * ***** solenoid ** ******* *** ******* *** ***** **** *** ******* of *** **** ** * **** **** ** *** *****. Most **** ******* **** ** ****** ** ******** * ***** retraction *** *** ****** *******, ******* ******* $*** - $***, or ******* ***** ** * ******* *****.
  • *********** **** *******:** **** *****, *** ******* **** ****** ** ***** *** be ************ ********** ** *** ***** ****** * ********** ** scanned. *** ******* *** *** ******* *** *****, *** *** inside ****** ******** *** ***** ****** **********, ******** * ********** override ** *** **** ** ******. ***** ******* ***** *** lock *********, *** *** ****** *** *** ******* ** ** a *** ******* ******* *** **** ** * ******* ********* option, ***** ******* **** **** * *******.

Comments (17)

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