Mag Locks (short for magnetic lock) are a form of lock that uses a strong electromagnet to secure the door which it is attached to. The most common use for these locks is to secure glass doors. In some cases, it is not possible to fit an ordinary lock, as drilling into the side of the door is not possible. The mag lock is installed at the top of the door, with the holding plate that the lock connects to being fixed to the top of the door-frame. All the wiring is normally inside the unit & roof cavity.
The door needs to be strong, as the only point which is holding the door closed is the top corner. This means that if a mag lock is used on a flimsy door, the bottom corner (on the other side of the door to the hinge) will be extremely weak. The door can be prone to bending out of shape or even breaking. In order to combat this, a stronger door can be installed, or a small bolt installed at the bottom of the door, to help keep thieves from simply breaking the door through excess force.
Depending on the model, these locks can be able to withstand 200-600 kg of force. They can be wired in to most systems, and unlocked through the use of existing card readers or keypads. Request to exit & emergency break glass systems can also be wired in for extra safety.
The majority of these locks are wired to be fail-safe. This means that if the power to the magnetic lock fails, the door will unlock itself. If the power failure was due to a fire/other emergency, people inside are able to leave via the unlocked door.
Basic Technical Specifications
Fail Safe (unlocks upon power failure)
200-600 kg holding force
- Field selectable dual voltage
Locked or unlocked LED light indication.
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