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What You Need to Know About Electric Strikes & Electric Strike Installation in Chicago

Electric Strike Installation ChicagoSince the inception of access control, electric strikes have monopolized the function of unlocking doors, making them the most sought-after solution for delivering added security and safety to your home or office.

Electric strikes can be attached to metal or wooden door frames, replacing the mechanical strike which commonly holds the latch or lock in the closed position. Strikes have a lip that pivots outward, permitting the latch to clear the frame and permitting the door to become unlocked.

Electric strikes are typically furnished with buzzers. The buzzing sound is created by applying electric power to the strike, which alerts the individual outside the door that it’s open.

Buying Electric Strikes

Investing in an electric strike is more cost-effective than you think. They come in an assortment of designs and prices, with most commercial grade strikes being priced from $150 to $500.  Generally, the greater you spend, the longer it will last. Less expensive strikes may be appropriate for some doors, but the higher quality strikes will save you money over time, for high traffic doorways.

Electric Strike Installation:  What You Should Know

Electric Strike installation can get confusing, and time-consuming.  When you plan to select and install an electric strike, it’s best to consult the services of a skilled professional like a locksmith. There are many manufacturers of strikes, and there are a number of factors that should be considered before investing in one. Such as the type of jamb, the type of latching hardware, whether you should consider one is fail-secure or fail-safe, lengthiness of the latch, the deepness of the jamb, voltage requirements, and the size of the faceplate.

HES 1006 Series Electric Strike

Type of Professionals to Hire:

Licensed locksmiths like Keyway Lock & Security hires the very best technicians in the trade who can educate the customer about important hardware decisions, and install them properly. They use the most trusted brands in the marketplace such as HES, Adamsrite, Von Duprin, and Trine, and their guys are highly regarded among their peers and customers.

If you would like to know more about electric strikes, and how they can benefit your home or office, give us a call.  One of our skilled technicians can help you with your options and answer any questions you may have.  Call us at 773-767-5397.