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Electric Strike Selection and Installation By: Michael D. Vorpahl, CRL Capital Lock, Inc. 1302 Regent St. Madison, WI 53715 Phone: 608-256-5625 Fax: 608-255-6977 www.capitalock.com
Determine Type of lock Securing the Door A.Cylindrical B.Mortise C.Rim
Determine Type and Material of door A. Single Door B. Double Door (with mullion or without) C. Wood D. Metal E. Aluminum If the frame is for a double door – does it have a mullion or no mullion. Is the door fire rated. Exterior doors do not require fire rated strike. Aluminum doors are not fire rated.
Determine Frame Material A. Wood B. Metal C. Aluminum Is the frame fire rated and is it an interior or exterior door. Exterior doors do not require fire rated strikes. Aluminum doors are not fire rated. If metal, is it filled or hollow metal.
Determine Strike Function A. Fail Secure (strike returns to the locked position when power is removed). B. Fail Safe (strike returns to the unlocked position when power is removed). There are several other options available. Here are some examples. DSM – Door status monitor, DPS – Door Position Sensor, LM – Latch Monitor
Determine the strike voltage A. 8-16 volt B. 12 volt C. 24 volt Determine whether it should be AC/DC A. AC – When strike is activated it will buzz allowing you to tell when strike is unlocked B. DC – When strike is activated it just clicks. Only DC voltage should be used when activating strike for long periods of time.
Now lets get to the process of selecting the correct electric strike.
There are different ways to determine the correct strike for the type of lock and frame that you have.
One of the easiest ways to determine the strike you want to use is to use a reference chart. If you already know what strike you would like to use but the job mandates a particular brand, you can use a cross reference chart.