How To Use Maglocks With Battery Power Legally

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 02, 2014

When the power goes off, maglocks leave your doors unlocked... right?

Unless backup power is used, the answer is true. Contrary to popular belief, backing up maglocks is not against national codes - if done properly. In this note, we take a look at what the code actually says about power backups for maglocks, where they might be illegal, and how to do it right when allowed.

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