We install a variety of magnetic locks, also known as maglocks. They can be used internally or externally in the home, but are also frequently used in offices, hotels and commercial properties. These locks are also a good choice for fire doors because they have no moving parts which could fail.
Magnetic locks are very strong and are rated on the holding force that lock can withstand. The usual holding range is from 250 kg to 1,000 kg of force acting against it.
They are composed of an electromagnet which is attached to the door frame, and an armature plate which is fixed on the door. When an electric current is passed into the electromagnet a stronger magnetic field is created which attracts the magnet to the armature and prevents the door from being opened.
These locks are either fail-safe or fail-secure. The most common type is the fail-safe. Fail-safe means that when the power is turned off the electromagnetic force doesn’t operate and the door is unlocked. This is an important safety measure in case of an emergency. Fail-secure means that when the power is off the door is locked.
Maglocks work off the normal power sources but can have backup batteries in case of power failure.
They open by the use of a keypad, proximity reader such as a scanner or card reader such as is found in hotel room doors.
We can provide a number of different types of maglock.
The locks can either be monitored or unmonitored. Monitored means that there is a device, either a visual or audible signal, which engages when the lock is activated. We can also provide standard locks, slimline versions or double maglocks for use on double doors such as garages or garden/driveway gates.
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Yes, they are extremely strong and are equal to conventional locks.
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