Electromagnetic lock, magnetic lock, or maglock is a locking device that consists of an electromagnet and armature plate. By attaching the electromagnet to the door frame and the armature plate to the door, a current passing through the electromagnet attracts the armature plate holding the door shut. Unlike an electric strike a magnetic lock has no interconnecting parts and is therefore less suitable for super high security applications because it is possible to bypass the lock by disrupting the power supply. Nevertheless, the strength of today's magnetic locks compares well above that of conventional door locks and they cost less than conventional light bulbs to operate. Power supplies incorporating a trickle-charged lead-acid battery pack should be used to retain security for short-term power outages. Magnetic locks possess a number of advantages over conventional locks and electric strikes.
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Magnetic door/gate locks
Emergency egress systems
Time delay egress systems
Access control through key fob or card Proximity readers
Electric strikes and releases
Pool gate systems
Remote/offsite door control
Infrared exit sensors Video surveillance systems with time stamping
Electric Strike replaces the fixed strike face plate often used with a latch bar (also known as a keeper). Like a fixed strike, it normally presents a ramped surface to the locking latch allowing the door to close and latch just like a fixed strike would. However, an electric strikes ramped surface can, upon command, pivot out of the way of the latch allowing the door to be pushed open (from the outside) without the latch being retracted (that is, without any operation of the knob) or while excited the knob or lever can be turned to allow egress from the secured area.
You can use key fobs or card readers that work with devices that read the authorized codes embedded in them to unlock the door, gate or other portals. When the key fob or card is waved across the reader within a set proximity, the lock automatically disengages. Both the key fobs and cards work the same. Choosing one over the other is a matter of preference. The key fob can be kept on a keychain, whereas the card would likely be on a lanyard or kept in your purse or wallet.
Most electronic access control systems can be equipped with an audit trail capability which will track who and when a door was accessed. The most important reason for audit trails is to track unauthorized entry attempts. Access cards can be programmed to only work during certain hours, so if an employee or staff member attempts to enter the building outside of those hours, they will be denied, and the software will flag that event.