4 places to use a maglock

How to use a maglock

High Traffic Openings

NO MOVING PARTS = LESS WEAR & TEAR

Latches and strikes contain many moving mechanical parts, which wear over time and can increase the potential for mechanical failure. Maglocks are frictionless and therefore don't wear the same way a latch or strike would, which leads to long-term durability.

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Sliding Applications

SHEAR MAGLOCKS HELP FORM MEET FUNCTION

This is one area where maglocks are becoming more popular as design trends increase the demand for sliding doors. Many latches and strikes do not offer sliding functionality.

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Perimeters & Gates

OUTDOOR RATINGS STAND UP TO THE ELEMENTS

Many maglocks have fully sealed electronics and are outdoor rated. With the various mounting solutions, maglocks are a great way to provide access control to high-level and mid-level security like swimming pool gates and apartment complexes.

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Mounting Challenges

BRACKETS MAKE INSTALLATION SIMPLE

Many openings can be difficult and expensive to introduce a lockset or a strike especially for all-glass and sliding applications where there isn't room for a strike. A maglock is a great choice due to the various mounting brackets accommodating in-swing and out-swing. Plus, coring a door and providing power transfer for electrified hardware can be time consuming and difficult.

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Where not to use a maglock

Fail-Safe vs Fail-Secure Openings

MAGLOCKS WILL UNLOCK WHEN POWER IS REMOVED

Maglocks require constant power to stay locked, making them fail-safe. That could lead to an unsecured opening in the event of a power outage. On the other hand, fail-secure locking functions require power to unlock a door. They should be used on doors where entry security is a concern since they will remain locked during a power outage.