Types of Electronic Locks
1. Electric Strike:
Electric Strike is a type of Electronic Lock that is loaded with spring Keeper that manipulates the bolt-on lock. Such type of lock can be installed either on the door frame or in the case of double doors, such as on the stationery door. This type of lock either can be fail-safe or fail-secure depending on the building codes of your area and types of structure. This type of strike is made for safely departing from the building and in most cases will open from the inside even in the case of being fail-secure. This type of lock can be done with manual overrides such as key or Knob. A special key is designed to override lock from outside.
2. Electronic Magnetic Locks:
Such type of locks is best suitable for modern offices. The reason for using this lock is very simple: many architects go with elegant glass doors which are in return not compatible with physical or any other type of locks. To overcome this little problem, magnetic locks have been developed. If one is having a standard door, he can choose 600 lb lock but if you are having a bigger lock then choosing 1200 lb of lock is perfect for you.
3. Electrified Mortise Locks:
This type of electronic locks almost looks like a regular lock, however there is only one difference, in such type of locks, power cable connecting the lock with power supply. The tricky part of such locks is that the wire in such locks runs through the door itself and it again wired back to the main wall. Electrified door hinges or on-wall cabling are two types of installation options for mortise locks.
4. Smart Access Control Lock:
Smart access control locks are also called passive electronic locks. A passive electronic lock is a new and important branch in the field of electronic lock. The biggest difference between a passive electronic lock and a traditional electronic lock (temporarily called “active electronic lock”) is that the working power required by the electronic lock is transferred to an electronic key (called “active electronic key”). Simply put, the electronic lock does not need to install the power supply (battery) in the electronic lock, the general application needs to match the “active electronic key” work, shape, installation mode is very similar to the general mechanical lock.
The electronic key uses the software to uniformly set the permissions to open the corresponding locks, and this electronic key can open more than one electronic lock.