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How do electric door locks work?
Electric door locks are a new and improved way to keep your home secure. They replace your keys or work in conjunction with them. Electronic door locks use something called actuators, which move the bolt of the lock into place so that they door can open. You simply have to trigger the actuator and your door will open.
What are magnetic door locks?
An electromagnetic lock, magnetic lock, or maglock is a locking device that consists of an electromagnet and an armature plate. Direct pull electromagnetic locks are inherently fail-safe. Typically the electromagnet portion of the lock is attached to the door frame and a mating armature plate is attached to the door.
How do you open a magnetic door lock?
There are four main ways to open a magnetic lock:
- Press the button on the exit switch.
- Enter a code into a numeric key panel.
- Hold an authorized HID keycard next to the keypad sensor.
- Cut power to the lock. (Note: This only works for fail safe magnetic locks. Fail secure locks will not open when power is cut.)
What are the parts of a door lock?
Parts of a door lock
- Trim: Sometimes called a rose, the trim is a decorative plate attached to the door under the knob or lever.
- Latch bolt:
- Strike plate:
What is a door lock system?
Power door locks (also known as electric door locks or central locking) allow the driver or front passenger to simultaneously lock or unlock all the doors of an automobile or truck, by pressing a button or flipping a switch. Early systems locked and unlocked only the car doors.
What is electric strike lock?
Electric strikes replace a standard door strike and is connected to a power supply. When an electric strike is activated, it releases the latch, unlocking the door. Electric strike locks remain locked from the outside at all times. When the door closes behind you, it automatically returns to a locked position.
How strong is magnetic door locks?
Benefits of magnetic locks For example, magnetic locks work well on interior doors where security isn’t a huge concern if the power goes out and the door unlocks. The benefits of magnetic locks include: Strength. The average magnetic lock can withstand up to 1200 pounds of force.
Can you open a door with a magnet?
A magnet cannot entirely unlock a deadbolt. There are some factors to be considered. Powerful magnets could open your deadbolt lock when these factors align. Deadbolts could be opened with a magnet by someone who actually understands how to go about it.
What is the inside of the door lock called?
The lock body, or lock cylinder, is the core of a door lock. The lock body turns to engage or disengage the lock’s bolt or latch when the appropriate key is used. In a mechanical lock, the lock body uses a series of spring-loaded pins to allow or stop the turning.