Maglocks - Who Uses And Hates Them

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 10, 2014

Many integrators hate maglocks. However, they are a common sight on many controlled openings. But how widely are they used?

In our exclusive integrator access control survey series, we share usage statistics and, more importantly, explain the 2 key reasons and the 4 main objections to using them.

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  • "**% *** ** *** ***** ***** **** ***** ***** *****."
  • "**** ** *** ***** **** *** **** ** ********* ** that's *** **** ****** *** **."
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  • "** *** ** ********** *** *** ** *** *****, *** sometimes ** **** ** ***** **** ********* ****** *** *** customer."
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  • "******* **** **** ***** ***-*** ** ********* *** **, ** don't ** **** ******."
  • "***** ** ** *** **** ****, ** ******** *********** **** another ******."
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  • "****. ** *** ****** *** ******** *******."
  • "*% ** *** * **** ******** ******* ** **** *** feel **** *** ***** *** ****** *** **** ******."
  • "**-**%. *** ***** **************** *** ******* **** **********."
  • "** **** ************* ** ***'* *** ***** *********. *** ****** ** ***** and ********* *** *** *********."
  • "** * **** ******** **********, ** ****** ***** ************ ********, ****** *** ***** *** ****** ******* *** *****."

Comments (14)

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