While all magnetic locks serve the same purpose, where and how they will be used will determine the specific type of magnetic lock you'll need for your security project. Here's a list of things to consider when buying a magnetic lock (also known as a maglock).
Door or Gate
Magnetic locks are versatile and can be used to secure doors as well as gates. Knowing how your lock will be installed will determine the list of locks you'll have available to choose from.
Single Door or Double Door
Knowing the door or doors you'll need to secure will pinpoint whether you'll need a single or double door magnetic lock to complete your project.
One of the main features to consider when choosing a magnetic lock is its holding force. Determining the right holding force you'll need for your specific application will allow you to focus in on locks that meet or exceed your holding force requirement. Take a look at our magnetic lock holding force post.
Indoor Magnetic Lock or Outdoor Magnetic Lock
Will your lock be located indoor or outdoor? This will further help you zone in on a specific group of magnetic locks to choose from. Using an indoor magnetic lock in an outdoor setting isn't a wise idea as it isn't built to withstand the effects of exposure to outdoor weather elements.
Surface Mount, Flush Mount or Mortise Mount
How your magnetic lock will be mounted is also another option you must consider when choosing a magnetic lock. The 3 options to choose from are: Surface, Flush or Mortise