Selecting the Right Electric Strike

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 22, 2013

Despite being one of the most common components of access control, specifying the right electric strike can be deceptively complex. Understanding the particulars of each device can be overwhelming. In this note we describe which characteristics of strikes are most important and how to select the right one.

Function Explained

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