Electronic Door Locks
There is more than one way to lock a door! Choosing the right lock is as important as choosing your access control system. Electronic locks are locks that use electronic components to control the locking mechanism, including maglocks, shear locks, electric strikes or releases, and are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a number of advantages over traditional mechanical locks.
Electronic door locks can be opened with a variety of methods, including keycards, keypads, and biometric scanners, making them more convenient than traditional locks, which require keys.
If you are looking for a more convenient, secure, and easy-to-maintain way to lock your doors, consider an electronic lock. They are a great option for businesses and homes alike.
Please call one of our door hardware experts for help with choosing the right lock for your doors.
Remember school science lessons when you made an electromagnet by winding some wire around a nail then connecting it to a battery? That is the principle of maglock operation that starts and finishes here. Unlike the school electromagnet picking up a few paper clips or iron filings, these locks hold enormous weight ranging from 136 Kilograms to well over a ton – popular choices being 272 Kilograms for a standard door and 544 Kilograms for more-demanding applications. As maglocks are outside of the door and fitted to the doorframe they are easy to fit retrospectively to most doors.
With the magnet fitted to the doorframe and its corresponding armature-plate fitted onto the door, the maglock prevents the door from being opened whilst the maglock is powered with the armature-plate mated with the magnet. Unlocking is simple by the powering-down of the maglock through its wiring with the access system to disable the magnetic field and temporarily allow the armature-plate and magnet to separate.
You can be forgiven for calling an electric strike a “lock”, even though the end result is the same! An electric strike, sometimes referred to as an electric release, replaces the door strike plate on the frame, so that the door can still be locked in the normal way but, when the electric strike is activated by the system, the door can simply be pushed open with the release “giving way” to the latch bolt. The release will spring back into position as soon as the door has been opened.
There are many types of electric release as you will see when you browse our selection – do contact us if you need assistance with determining which release is suitable for your application.
When choosing an electric door lock, it is important to consider the specific needs of your application. Factors such as the level of security required, the type of door, and the budget will all play a role in the decision-making process.
We offer a wide variety of electric door locks to meet the needs of our customers. Whether you are looking for a high-security lock for your home or business, or a convenient lock for your office door, we have the solution for you.
There are many different types of electric door locks available, each with its own unique set of features and benefits. Some of the most common types of electric door locks include motorised locks that use a motor to operate the lock mechanism, making them ideal for applications where a high level of security is required. Drop-bolt or solenoid locks that use a powerful magnet to hold the door closed, making them a good choice for applications where a quick and easy release is needed. Even locks that resemble a normal door handle & lock that offer the look and feel of a traditional door lock, but with the added convenience of electronic operation.
View our comprehensive range today, to learn more about our electric door locks and to find the perfect lock for your needs.