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An electronic striker is a type of electronic door lock that uses an electromagnet to open and close the door. Electric strikers are often used in conjunction with other types of locks, such as deadbolts, to provide additional security. Many businesses use electric strikers because they can be controlled remotely, which makes them very convenient. This can be especially useful for businesses that have multiple entrances or that need to restrict access to certain areas. Electric strikes can also be programmed to allow access only during certain times or days.
In residential applications, electric strikes can offer an additional layer of security, particularly when used in conjunction with other locks such as deadbolts. Electric strikers can also be used in residential applications. For example, they can be used to secure the door after a set period of time. This allows homeowners to have peace-of-mind knowing that their home is secured even when they are not there. They provide a higher level of security than traditional lock systems, as they require an electric current to release the latch. Electric strikers are usually installed on doors that open outward and can also be used in combination with regular locks to further increase security.
The main components of an electric striker are the solenoid and push bar. The solenoid is a type of electromagnet and it pulls on the push bar when activated, opening the door. When deactivated, the push bar releases and closes the door. Electric strikers can be used for both inward and outward swinging doors, depending on how they are mounted. Electric strikers typically require power to operate, but some models have battery backups in case of power outages. Additionally, many electric strikers come with built-in features like delayed entry or timed locking/unlocking which adds convenience as well as additional security benefits. As technology continues to evolve so does electronic strikes; today’s models even boast wireless access control capabilities that allow users to grant access remotely through their smartphones or tablets.