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Points to consider when choosing an electric lock

Points to consider when choosing an electric lock
The entrance is typically the most important part of a building that needs to be secured. Making sure that the door is properly locked, therefore, is critical. More and more, electric locks can play a major role in this regard, and how to choose an electric lock is key.
That’s the point raised in a recent blogpost titled “Which are the best electric locks for the entrance gate in the building?” by Fermax.
“The entrance doorway to a property is the place where most of attempted robberies start. According to many reports, if the burglar did not succeed in breaking the lock within a few minutes, he gives up,” the post said. “For this reason, there are more and more homes, buildings and businesses that are concerned about including the best electric door locks for their doorways.”
According to Fermax, there are numerous advantages for electric locks. “The benefits of the electric door locks are greater than those of conventional locks, as electric locks offer a higher protection and security to the people,” the post said. “Locking the door with just a key can be very dangerous. Incorporating a good lock is key to helping and preventing any unwanted presence.”

Choosing an electric lock

Before choosing an electric lock that fits the user’s needs, it’s important to consider certain factors, including the type of installation required, the material of the door (aluminum, iron, wood, ironwork or glass) and the type of function that’s needed (normal, automatic or inverted), Fermax said.
The material of the door, according to the post, is important. “The door material is also crucial when choosing the right electric door lock. It is important to rely on a supplier who provides the perfect electric lock for our door,” Fermax said as it cited its own offerings. “For aluminum and PVC doors with narrow front, use Series 410 or 990; for iron and ironworks doors, it is recommended to use Series 500 which incorporates a latch manufactured entirely in steel, allowing a high resistance to pressures up to 800 kilograms; for glass doors that are generally used in commercial buildings, you can choose between the surface-mounted lock release, Series C, or flush-mounted Series CII which includes latches adapted to this type of doors; and for wood doors, lock releases with angle reinforcement for surface mounting are preferred.”
The next step, according to Fermax, is the type of power supply that’s required. Typically, there are two types of power supply: direct current and alternate current. “The first one will offer you a silent and continuous supply. The second one is perfect for doors subject to some type of pressure. It is a bit noisy, although its consumption is higher than others. Finally, there are locks that support both types of current,” the post said.
Finally, the post noted that the choice between one type of power supply over another depends on the door operation required, which includes:
  • Automatic: It operates with direct or alternate power supply. A short electric impulse enables the door opening and close automatically.
  • Normal: It allows for a door opening while the lock release is powered. Both alternate and continuous current.
  • Inverted: Only alternate power supply is possible. The power is essential to close the door.

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