Magnetic locks are suited for doors and emergency exits to allow people to safely leave in case of emergency.
Magnetic locks or maglocks are necessary door hardware for maintaining home and business security. These lock types generate a thousand or more holding forces for maximum door integrity.
All Security Equipment carries a wide range of these products to suit different entry points. ASE maglocks work on single doors, double doors, and swing doors. They are also applicable on slide doors, which many electric strikes and latches cannot accommodate.
Magnetic Locks and Their Application
If local building officials mandate that your building needs to meet additional codes or special functionality like delayed egress, maglocks are the best option.
These magnetic locks are mostly used on interior doors with lower security needs. They are most applicable in offices, laboratories, hospitals, and other establishments that have areas with limited access. Maglocks also keep hazardous areas off-limits.
When these locks are installed on security doors, it’s essential to have a backup power supply to ensure the locking mechanism remains functional during power outages.
Electromagnetic locks rely on an electric current to generate a magnetic force, which pulls the armature plate on the door towards the electromagnet mounted on the door frame. Without electricity, this magnetic force dissipates, causing the door to unlock. Therefore, a backup power source is crucial for maintaining security in such situations.
Benefits of ASE Magnetic Locks
All Security Equipment magnetic locks are made to last. With a holding force of about 1200 lbs., our maglocks can take extreme force without breaking. We also have lower holding force locks to handle glass doors but can still withstand brute force in case of a break-in.
Here’s what makes electromagnetic locks worth it:
Durable. Unlike electric locks, magnetic locks have no mechanical moving parts and are frictionless. Without all the bolts and latches, they are not easily worn out and require only minimal maintenance.
Fail-safe. Magnetic locks are automatically released during a power outage. This means that these locks can provide quick and easy egress in case of a building fire and other emergencies. An exit button is installed inside the building, which is used for exit during normal door operation.
Convenient. Several access control methods can be used to unlock a magnetic door without trouble. Numeric keypads, biometric sensors and key cards, key fobs, and smartphones can also be used. These access control devices are also available at ASE, and you can find a bundled option for these products with the mag lock.
Security and Integration. Compared to conventional locks, mechanical locks like the mag lock provide a higher level of security. You can also integrate these locks into your existing door surveillance, security camera setup, and telephone entry system for improved security and monitoring.
Buying the Best Maglock
Structured cabling is necessary for the magnetic door lock to work properly and accordingly. But the very first step is buying your magnetic lock system from a reputable source like All Security Equipment. Contact our customer service team today for maglocks and other related products to improve your current door security system.