Follow this guide and you will install a strike correctly everytime. As we detail in this post, installing electric strikes successfully is mostly good preparation, but when done right provides years of trouble-free use. We use our test door to walk through the practical installation steps needed to get it right. Even if you never will install a strike in your life, do you know if your doors are right enough? In this note, we walk through the steps needed to get it right, everytime.
The process of installing strikes correctly is not complicated, but care should be taken to perform each step:
- Door/Frame Alignment
- Strike Box/Jamb Prep
- Strike Prep
- Power Connections
- Final Checks
If all the steps are followed, installing strikes can take minutes and involve minimal troubleshooting. We cover the steps in detail below: