“Thank you Card Lock Company for your prompt and courteous service. It has been a pleasure ordering and installing the new card readers each year. Easy to install and to return the readers in the shipping package which is included.”
From Fail-Safe to Fail-Secure – Total Protection with Electric Strikes
Electric strikes utilize an electromagnetic locking technology to control the locks on doors in areas you want to secure.
Fail-secure, or fail-locked, electric door strikes can be opened when electrictrified and stay locked when the power is out. Fail-safe, or fail-open, electric door strikes allow for manual opening during a power failure and lock when power is on.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike traditional door lock systems, electric strikes are connected to a power supply. Once it’s activated remotely, the latch and door opens.
Electric door strike installation is surprisingly affordable. The average cost for installation is $300 per door, which prices increasing for larger buildings.
After activation, a door will remain open for no more than 30 seconds. This fail-safe is designed to prevent unauthorized access, but the exact time varies depending on the manufacturer of the system.
What Others Are Saying About the Card Lock Company
“I am responsible for the security system for Birmingham City Schools with 43 schools and almost 25,000 students. We have used Card Lock Company’s Maxxess eFusion System for several years and it has worked extremely well for us. It Is highly adaptable and as our needs have grown and changed so has the product. The service is excellent and unlike our former system, we can get support when we need it. They only partner with qualified and trained Installers and they oversee that process to make sure that things are done to their standard. Another plus is their experience. They have large systems all over the country at every level of education. That exposure to the different approaches allows them to design the best solution for you. What really sets them apart is that they care and take pride in their work, and in our system! I trust Card Lock Company to take care of us!”