Electric Strikes: Why They Are So Popular

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 31, 2014

Electric strikes are a mainstay part of access control, but how often do integrators use them? In our recent integrator insights survey, we asked "In the past year, what percentage of new doors installed use electric strikes?" 

In this note, we examine their responses and identify four key themes they offered when answering that question.

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  • "**-**%. ** ******** ****** ** *** ******** ****** *******."
  • "******* *** ** ******** *** **** *********, ******* * *** less **** **** *** ***** * **** ****** **** **** that ******* **** ** ** **** **** **** ******."
  • ">**% ***** ** **** **** ***** *******."
  • "**% ** *** ************* *** *******. ****** ** **** ** being * ******* ******** ******** **** ***** *** ****, ***********, and **** ** ************ ** *** **** ***."
  • "***** **% ** *****. [********* ***] ***** (******** ** ********), acceptable ******* *****,****/******* ************ (**** ***** ** *********** ******* ********* **** ************* fitted **** ******** ******* *** ********."
  • "****** ***********, *****'* ******* **** ***** ***-***, ****** ****** *** free ******, *** ****** ***** ** **** ******."
  • "**%, ***** ***** ********* **** *** *** *** ********* ********** locksets."
  • "**%. ******* **** *** *** **** ****** (*** ********) ********, but *** ****** *** **** ********."
  • "**% - *** ****** **** *** ********* **** ** *** for ****** ** ******** *****."
  • "** - ******** ******* *** * **** ********* ******** ** opposed ** ******* *****."
  • "*** * ***** ***** ** ******* ******, *** *** ******** risks."

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  • "** ********* **** **** ******** ******* ** ******** ***** **** hardware. **** *** ******* **** ************* ********."
  • "***** **%.  **** ** *** **** ******** ** *** ***** of ****."
  • "*** ******* **** ***** ***** *** ***** *** **** *** approve ******** **** ***** **.  ******* *** **** **** ****** for ****."
  • "**** ***'* ******* *** ********** ** *** **** **** ***** locks ** ********."
  • "******* ******* ** *** *****, ************* **** ******* *** *** *** **** *****."
  • "*** *** *****, ********* ** *** **** ** ******** *** ACS , ** ** ****** ** ******* *******, *** **** better *******."
  • "**% - *** ******** ******* **** *********** *** ********** ** **** door."

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  • "**% **** ** ************* **** ****** ** *** ****** * reason."
  • "**% ******** *******; ****** ** **** **** ****** ***** ******* REX ******, ***."
  • "***** *********** ******* ** **** ******** ***** *** ********* ******* smoother."
  • "**% **** ****** **********"
  • "** % **** & **** *****"
  • "**%. ****** ** **** **** *** ***** ************ *****."
  • "**%, **** *********** ******* ******** ** *** **** *** ** some ************* *** *** **** ** ********."

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  • "*** **** *** **** *********, *** **** *** **** *********** with *******, **************** *******."

Already *********

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  • "*** % **** **** **** ** ** **** ** ********."
  • "**%. **** ** ***** **** **** *** **** ****** ***-*********."
  • "**% *** **, ******* **** **** **** ****** ** *** building *********."
  • "**%, ******* **** *** ******* ********* ** *********."
  • "**%. **** * *** *******, ******* *** ******** ********* **** *** A/E ** ** ."
  • "**% **** *** **** *** ******** ** ***********/***** ****** ******* *** for ** *** *****."

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Comments (1)

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