Electric strikes are used in locations where access control is required. These are also known as door strikes and door releases. You may be familiar with electric strikes for the buzz-in sound that is made when the current flows through the electric strike in order to open a door.
Electric strikes are controlled through low-voltage electrical power which may be 12 – 24 volts or higher and take AC or DC currents – or sometimes both. The AC current makes the familiar buzzing sound, whereas the DC current is virtually silent except for the clicking sound that is made upon release of the lock. The DC strike lock typically lasts longer than its AC counterpart.
Eagle Guard Security provides a wide variety of electric strike locks which many are fail secure and will stay locked even in the event of a power failure. Electric strike locks can be used in wood, metal and aluminum door frames and on iron gates.