Electric strikes go by a variety of names, electric door buzzer, electric lock keeper, 12v strike etc. That said their operation is quite straight forward. Apply an electric pulse and the strike will release allowing the door to be opened. This function can be done via a button next to the door or even some distance away. We get asked to do an electric strike installation quite regularly however the demand is waning. This is becasue there are now so many different electronic locks coming in from Asia.
A typical electric strike uses a 12v power supply to either release the mechanism or keep it locked. This locking option is refered to either fail safe or fail secure. Some of th emost common electric strike brands are Paddie, Harcor and Eff Eff. Doracs and FSH are two brands that are gain market share due to their sharp pricing policy. Electric strikes are most commonly seen at the entrance to appartment buildings and unit complexes. However there is a huge increase in intercom systems being fitted to residential gates & doors. Thus electric strikes which work in tandem with door release intercoms are also becoming hugely popular.
Alas I have seen numerous electric strikes and locks that either need repairing of replacing because of poor installations. An electric strike that is fitted incorrectly will create all manner of problems. Door closing devices also can cause problems for a electric door release system. When the door closer that is fitted to an entry door is slow to close the door. It can allow unwanted persons access and thus the building security is severly compromised. Another common issue we are casked to fix is the lock that ceases to work in conjunction with an electric strikle. Call us today to get a quote for your electric strike installation. We cover all Brisbane suburbs including the Gold Coast & the Sunshine Coast.