Access Control Lock Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 21, 2015

In this guide, we examine door locks - critical elements of any security system. With thousands of options in the market, understanding the basics is helpful regardless if you are designing, installing, or responsible for any access control. This report covers many factors driving selection, including:

Inside we examine where you should pick strikes, maglocks, or something else altogether to keep doors secure, legal, and reliable.

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**** ** ** ***** ** * ******:

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**** **** ** ******** *** ** ****** ** * ******* of ********, ***** *******, ******** **********, *** ********* *******. *** most ******** ******* ******** ** *** ******** **** ***** $***, and ******* ******** *********** (******** *** ***********) ** ****** ***********.

*** ** ***** ******* ***** **** ****, **** *** ********* *** ***** ******** ****** *****.

'**** ****' ****** '**** ******'

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******** *****

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**** ** ** ***** ** * *******:

* ******** ** ***** **** ** ******* ** **** **** always **** ** ******* ** *** '******* ****' (******) ** the ****. **** ** *** ** *** ************* ** ******* power *********** ** *** ******, ** ****** ******** *** ****** off *** ***** **** *** ********* ****. **** *********** *** disagree **** *** ***** ** *** **** ** ** ******* to *** *****, *** * ******* ** ******* ****** *** made ** ********** ******** *********.

***** ******* **** ******* ******** *** ************* ***** ** ****** secure. '**** ****' ********** *** *** ****** *******, ** ******* backup ** * ****** ******* ** *** ***** ******** *** these *****.

* ****** **** *********** *** ***** ******* ** **** ***** is **** ** **** ******** **** * **** ***** ******. It ** **** **** ****** *** '*******-**-****' (***) *** ******* and ********* **** ******* ** ** ******** *** ***** ******* that *** * ******* *********. *** ****, *** *** ******* ** **** ********.

***** ******* *** **** ******, ***** ******* *** $*** ** more *** ****. *******, ***** ******** ****** ** ********* **** power ******** *** *** ******* **** *** *********** **** ** this **** ** ******* *******. ** ** *** ******** ** spend $**** ** *** ****** ** ******** *** **** **** of *******. **** *********, *** ** **** ** ****** ** wearing *****, ***** ******* *** ********** *********** **** *** ******** of ***** ***.

*** ** ***** ******* ***** **** ****, **** *** ******* ********* *****.

********** **** *****

**** **** ** **** ******** ******** ******, ******** ***** ***** that ******* **** *** ***** ******** *** **** ** ***** open. ***** ***** *** **** ******** ******** **** *** *****, but ************* ***** ** ******* ** *** ******* **** ** a **** (*** ****** ****), *** ***** **** ** *** door, ** **** *** *** **** ** *** ****.  *******, these ***** *** ****** ******* ** *** ****** (***** ****) of *** ****, *** ** *** *** ************* ***** **** edge ** *** *** ** *** ****** ********** ******** ** the ****.

**** ** ** ***** ** ** ********** **** ****:

**** **** ** ******** *** ** ****** *** $*** ***, but ******** ******** *********** (******** *** ***********) *** **** ********** to ****** ***********.

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**** ** ** ***** ** ** ********** *******:

*** ******** *** ******* ** ***** ***** *** ****** ******, and ** ****** ** ***** *** **** ******* ***** ** future *******. *** *** **** ** *********** ** *** ***** device *****, *******, *** **** ** ***** ******* *** ** anywhere **** $*,*** ** $*,*** *** *** ******.

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*** **** ********* ****** ******* **** **** ********* ** *** the '**** *********', ** *** ** *** **** ********** ** **** **** locks. ********* ***** ** ***** ******* ********* ************** ** ***** and ******* *** **** *** ****, *** ** **** ***** these ***** *** **** ** *** ************ **** ****** **** are ****.

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***** ***** ***** ** ***** *** **** ****** *** *****-**** use, **** ******* **** *** ***** - *** ***** **** slides **** *** *****. **** ******** ***** ***** ******* ******* points ** ******** *** **** **** * *********** **** ** built ** ********* **** ******, ** ***** **** ************* ********** (**** * ********) *** **** ******** ************. 

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*** ** *** ****** ***** ** ***** ** **** *** most ******. ******** ** * *********** ****, * ******* **** is ***, *****, *** **** ** ******* *****. ************ ********** **** ** **** *******, ******, *** **** ** withstand ******** ***. ******* ***** ******* * ****** *** **** the **** ** *** ****, ***** ******** **** ***** ***** that * ****** ***** ****. *******, ******* **** ****** ** larger **** * *********** ****, ******** ******* *** ******* ******** of ******* ********.

*** **** ** ******** ***** ***** **** *** *****, *** mortise ***** ******* ****-**** '**** ********' ******* **** ********* ********* 'bump/pick **********', ******* ******** *******, *** ***** ********* ***********. 

******* ***** *** ******** **** ** ***** ********* **** ******** and **** *******, *** *** ********* *** ********* ** *** on ******** ***** ** *****-**** ******/ ********** ********. ***** ***** mortise ******** **** ** ********* ** ****** **** *** **** and ****** ** * ******* ****:

  • ****:**** *******, ******* ******** ******** *******
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*******

********** '*** *****, ** ****-******* *****', ***** ***** ********* ******* minimal **** ****, *** **** ***** ** *** **** ****** the **** ** * **** ** ***. *** **** ****** type ** ******** ** **** ******** ******* *******, * ******** ** ****-******, ********* ****** ********. ** *** picture *****, ****** *** ***** ** *** **** ** ******** to *** '*******' ** *** ****, ***** *** ****:

******* **** ******** ** ********* ******* **** ******* ******* (*** mortise *******) *************** *********. **** ******* *** ****** *** *** **** ******* and ********* ********* **** ******* ** ***** *** *********.

  • ****:***** ****/****** ********* ****** *****, **** *****, ********** ** ******* ****, ******* ******* ******** installation
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  • ***** ****:****** *****, **** ******** *****

*********

**** **** ** **** ** ****** **** ***** ******* ********** separate *******,*** ***** ** ********* ****** ************ *** **** ********* ******** ******** ** * *** ************* *******. **** *********** *****, ********* *** **** ** *******, requiring **** * **** ** ** ******* ******* *** ****. However, ******* ** ***** ******* ***********, ********* *** ********* **** to ******* *** ******** ** ***** ***** **** ** *** door.

*** *******, **** **** **** * *********** ****, * ******** means ******* *********** **** **** ** ******** ** **** ******* access. ********* *** ********* **** ** ******** ******** ****** '**** hours' - **** **** * ******** ** ****** ** *** the ***** ** **** ** ** **********. *** ***** ***** shows * ******* ******* ** *** ********* *** ****, ** conjunction **** *********** * ********* ****:

  • ****:*********** ($** - $***), **** ** *******
  • ****:****** ** ********* ** ****** *****, ******** **** **** ** pinned ** ***** ***** ***** ** ***
  • ***** ****:********* **** ** ******** ******** **************** ******** *****.

*********

**** **** ** ******** ** * ****** ******* * ******** and * **************. *********** *** ******** **** ** ***** ********** ***** **** thin ******. **** ******************************** ***** *** ******** ****** ******** *****, *** **** ****** *** ******** ** *********. *********, ************ **** **** ** **** * **** ****** **** ********* are ****. **** * ********, **** ****** **** ******* ** retract *** *****, ******** **** ***** *******'**** ******'-**** *********** ******** ** ****.  ****** * ********, * **** ***** cannot ****** **** * ***** **** **********, *** *** ***** **** ** ******* ********* ** * mortise ***** ****. ***************** **** ******, *** *** ******* ******** ******* ****** **** ********* ****** ****** **** *** ********* *****.

  • ****:******** **** *********** *********, *** ***** *************/******** ********** *** ***** doors
  • ****:******* **** ** ********* **********, ********** ********* **** *** ****. Doors ********* ** ***** **** ** *************.
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**** *********

***** ******* ***** *** ***** ** ***** **** *** ** used ** ****** ****. **** ** ***** ** ********* *** specific **** ** **** ** *******, ***** *******:

  • *** ** *** **** *******?*** ******* ***** ******* ******* *** **** **** ********** **** hardware *********. ****** **** ** *** **** **** ****** ********* criteria ** * *** ***** *****.
  • *** ***** ** *** ****? ***** **** ******* ***********. ** *** ********, ***** ******* *** *.**" or *.***". *******, ******** ****** ***** ******* **** *** **** thick. **** *********** ** ******** ** *********** *** ***** ******** in *** ****, *** *** ***** *** ******* ********* ** the ****.
  • ** **** ** ****** ****? ** *** **** ***** ** ** ****** ** ********* ****** path, ******* **** ***** (**** *********) ****** *** ** ****. Hardware **** **** ******* ***** ** ********, ********* ********* ** other *****.
  • *** ** ***** ****** **** *********?**** ************** **************, ******* **** '*********** ******** ** ******* **** ** ****. Local **** *************** ***** ******* ***** ** *****, ** ********* conditionally ******* ***** *** ********* ** ******** **************.
  • *** ********** **** **** **** ** ****?*** ***** *** **** *** **** ** **************** ******** *******. *** ***** **** ********** ***, ****/**** ***** * ******** is *****, ***** ** ************ **** ****** ** ******* **** is ****** ****** ** *** *******-***** ***** * ********.

******** *** ***** **** ** ********* ****** ** *** '*******' attributes ** *** *******, ****** **** ********* *** **** ***** and ****** *** ******* ** ***.

Comments (11)

*****,

***** ***** ** ** ******. ** ******* ** *** *** being *** ***** *** ** *** ************** ** ***** *** implementation ** ******** ***** ** ******** **** *** **** **** experience ** *** ******** ** ****** *******? ************ **** * certain **** ** ******** (**. ********) *** ********/****** *** **** AHJ ******* ************* ****** *** ********/****** ** *** ** ****** been ******? ** **** ***'* ******* ************* ** ******** ****** the ********** ******* ********* *** **** ** **** *** ** related ** *** *******?

***** ** ********* * ********* ***** ** *** ****** ********, final *******, ** *** ********** ****, *** *'** ***** ****/***** of * ******** **** ** *** ********** ****** "*** **** MY ********** ** *** ********" ** ********* *******.

***** ** **** ******* ** ****-******** ****. ******* **** ******* by *** ** ******** ** *********.

** ***** ******* **** ******* ** ***, *'* ********** ***.

*'* * ****** ********* ***** ** ** ******* ** ******** latch ********** *** *********** *******, ***** ****** ** *** ********* method ** ** ********* *** ********* ** *** ******** **** hardware. *** ********* ***** ** ***** ********* *** ** * good ****, **. ******, **** *****, ***, ********* **** *****. I ****** *** ** ******** *** ** ***** ******* ****** a ******, *** ********* ****** * *******. ****, *** ********** between ******** *** ******* ***** ***** ********** - *** ***** retraction *********.

***** *****:

**** ****** ***** ***** **********, ***** ** * ******* *'** expand ** ** *** **** ******* ****.

***** ** *** ******* ****** *******, * ***** *** **** ER *** '*********' ****** ** ************ *** **** *** **** doors. ******* ****, ******** ******** **** *** ****** ******* **, and ******** ***** ***** **** * ** ***** ****, ** even * ******** ***** **** **** *** **** **** ******* (or ******.)

*'* *** **** *** **** '**** *******' ** '******' ******, (I ***** *** **** ***** **********/********) *** ******* *** ********* access ******* *******, **** ******** ******* * ******.

****** *** *******! *'** ****** **** **** *** ******** ******* on ***** **********.

***** ****. ** **** **** *** * ***** ** ** and *** ***** **...*** *** **. ****** *** *** ** re-labeled *** **** ******* * ********* *** **** ******* *** if ***** *** **** ** ***** ***** *** ********* ** the **** **** **** ******** *** ***** ** ******* ** that *****. ** ***** *** ***** ******* *** *** ************ then ** ** * ** ******* *** ********** *** ******** install.

** *** ***** **********, ************ ******** ****** ** ** *********** procedure ********. *** *** ******** **** ******** **** *** ***** devices **** *** ***** ****** *** ********* ******** ****.

** ** *** *** ** * ****** ** * **** rated **** [*** *****], ****'* *** ****** ********* *** **** too? ** * ******* - **** ***** ** *** ************. ***** ** ******** ******* *** **** **** ** *** event ** * ****, *** ******? ** * ****** ** not ********* ********, ** ******** ******** *** ** ***'* ***** - ** **** *** **** ****. ** *** *** ******** hardware ** ** *****, *** **** ******* **** **** ****.

*** *** *******, * ***** ***** **********/******** - *** *************** *** ****** ******* ****** *** * **** - ***** is ***** ** ** *** **** ******. (*** *** **** guy ***'* ***** ******* ** *** ****** ******* ******* ** it's *** ******** ********)

*** *******, * **** * ******** **** *** * **** near * ****** ****, *** ** *** *** ******** *******' goal ** *** **** **** ****. *** ****** ******* ****, but *** **** ****** ** ****. ** **** *** * 9600 ** ***** *** **** **** ******** *** ***** ** them. **, * *** *********** **** * ***** ***** **** onto *** ******* *** * *** ** * ***** ********** retrofit ***** *** * ********* **** **** *** *** **** cost ** * ****. *** **** *** ***** ****** *** if ***** ** * ******* **** **, **'* **** ** the *********** ********** ** **** **** *** ****.

********, **** ******** *** ******* ****** ***** **** ********* ********. For **, ****** *** **** ***** ** *** ****** ** the ******* *** * ****** **** (***, ***** *** *********** and ******* ****** - **** ***** *** *********). ***** *** ELR, ** **** ******* **** ***** ** ****. ** **** also **** ** ******** *** **** ******** **** ******* ** installing ********, *** **** **** *** * ****.

***** ******** *** *** *** **** ***** *******. ** **** done * *** ******** *** *******, *** **** **** **** their *** *** ** **********.

*** ***** * *****'* **** ********* ** ******* ** ***** ELR ** **** ** * *********, **** ******** ******** ** required, ******* ** ******** ****** ** * *** **** ** a ****** ******. ** **** ****, *** ** ******** **** is ** ******, ******** ** *** ****** ****** ******** *** door **** *** ****** *** **** ******. *** **** ***** option *'* ******** **** ** * ***** ***** ****, ***** does *** *** ******** ***** ******** ** *** ***** **** of *** ****. ***** ** * ******* **** **** **** any ***** ******* **** *** ******** ** *** **** ***********.

*** * *********** ***** ****** ** ******** **** * ******** without *** ********** ******* ** *** **** ** ****? *** vice-versa?

**. ***** **** *********** ***** *** ******* *** **** *********, even ** *** ******* ** *** **** (******** ********** ****) the ******** ** *** ***** ** **** *** **** ******** between *.**" - *.***" ** *******. ***** ******* ** ***** to **** *** ********* ******, ** ****** **** ****** ********** is * ******* ***********.

********* *******. ******!

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