Selecting the Right Type of Electric Lock

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 14, 2012

Picking between electric strikes, magnetic locks, electronic bolts and locksets can be a complex decision. A number of factors determine what the best choice is, but picking the wrong type can land you in jail. The most appropriate method of securing a door depends on a large number of factors, including the type of opening itself, applicable life/safety codes, and door usage type. In this update, we address the regulations surrounding and describe the major types of locking devices.

Observing the Law

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