Commercial Door Electric Strike Lock Designed For Automatic Locking Applications In Steel or Wood Frames
The majority of commercial doors, hollow metal steel or wood, use a standard 1-1/4" x 4-7/8" ASA strike plate with a cylindrical door lock. In fact, the standard strike prep used with cylindrical locks is known as an ASA strike prep and is the industry standard for major door and frame manufacturers like Curries, Ceco, Steelcraft, Amweld, and many others. The American Entrance Controls electric strike was specifically designed for installation on steel or wood door frames with an ASA strike plate. This electric strike features an adjustable keeper and is non handed. It's reliable solenoid will last for years to come and is why building owners and door professionals choose American Entrance Controls over other brands.
How It Works
When the American Entrance Controls electric strike lock is installed on a hollow metal door steel frame, the electric strike lock keeps the door secured and locked at all times by holding the cylindrical lock's latchbolt inside of the electric strike keeper. When the electric strike is activated, the electric strike keeper automatically releases the cylindrical lock's latchbolt, allowing the door to swing open freely.
Electric Strike Requirements
The American Entrance Controls electric strike is a universal design for installation on steel, wood, or aluminum door frames. This electric strike is designed to work on almost all commercial door frames with a cylindrical door lock. Three face plates are included for either the most common 1-1/4" x 4-7/8" ASA strike prep, 7-7/8" x 1-3/8" wood door strike prep, or a 6-7/8" x 1-1/4" hollow metal door strike prep.
All commercial hollow metal and wood doors use steel door frames. On some rare occasions wood door frames or aluminum door frames may be used. The American Entrance Controls electric strike was designed as a universal solution for any frame type: steel, wood, or aluminum. As an example, this electric strike can be used on all major steel door frame manufacturers with ASA strike preps including:
- Steelcraft Door Frames
- Curries Door Frames
- Ceco Door Frames
- Deansteel Door Frames
- Amweld Door Frames
- Mesker Door Frames
- Republic Door Frames
- And more
- This electric strike kit is specifically designed for universal installation on steel, aluminum, or wood door frames that utilize a cylindrical lock
- Includes easy to follow wiring diagram
- Heavy duty and reliable operation
- Trusted by building owners across America
- Three face plates are included for either the most common 1-1/4" x 4-7/8" ASA strike prep, 7-7/8" x 1-3/8" wood door strike prep, or a 6-7/8" x 1-1/4" hollow metal door strike prep.
- Fail Safe/Fail Secure - Field Selectable
- 1,500lb Static Strength, 70 Ft Lbs Dynamic Strength
- Cycle tested for over 250,000+ door cycles
- 1/2" Latch Throw
- UL Listed
- Tested For Over 1 Million Cycles
- Horizontal Adjustment
- Continuous Duty Operation
- Operation: AC Buzz or DC Silent
- Current Draw: 260 mA @ 12VDC
- Current Draw: 150 mA @ 24VDC
Fail Safe/Fail Secure - Field Selectable
This electric strike is field selectable and allows you to choose either a Fail Secure or Fail Safe functionality. Fail secure electric strikes remain in the locked position if power is not applied to the lock. Fail secure locks are the most popular, especially as a "just in case" the power goes out scenario, the door remains locked. A fail safe electric strike remains in the unlocked position if power is not applied to the lock.
This electric strike can operate on 12 or 24VAC/VDC, allowing it to be powered by virtually any door control power supply. Please note the electric strike will operate silent if powered by DC, and will buzz if powered by AC.
Power Supply Option
This option includes a UL Listed power supply to power the electric strike lock. This power supply features a 12 or 24VDC, 1 Amp Output and a 115VAC Power Input. This power supply is UL and NFPA Listed and meets all fire and life safety codes for access control. Battery charger included, batteries not included. Cabinet can accommodate (1) 12VDC/7AH battery or (2) 12VDC/4AH batteries. Latching fire alarm tie in with reset.
This option includes a door controller, which contains 2 relays and 3 adjustable time delays. Each time delay can be adjusted up to 30 seconds and include a delay on release for relay 1, delay on operate for relay 2, and a delay on release for relay 2. Includes 2 SPDT Form C Outputs, 2 Dry Inputs, and 2 Wet Inputs.This controller is necessary if you wish to integrate a security keypad, request to exit, under desk switch, wireless activation fob, fire alarm/EVAC system, handicap door opener, occupancy motion sensor, time clock or telephone entry system, or other accessories in your door lock system.
On / Off Key Switch OptionWhen this option is chosen, we include a American Entrance Controls key switch that can be wired into the electric strike door lock system.
The building owner can turn the electric strike lock system on or off using the key switch. This can be useful if the building owner wishes to keep the door unlocked during normal business hours. Then once business hours are over, he or she can insert the key into the key switch to activate the electric strike door lock system, locking the doors. During after hours, only employees or personnel who have an authorized pin code will be able to enter the building. Anyone inside of the building can exit using the red request to exit push button.
Wireless Handheld Transmitter Fob Option
When this option is chosen, we include the American Entrance Controls receiver module and two American Entrance Controls wireless handheld key fobs. This option is perfect for building receptionists or front desk clerks. The handheld key fob can be pressed by the receptionist to wirelessly transmit a radio signal to the electric strike lock system, telling it to unlock the door, allowing the pedestrian access into the secure area. The wireless key fob can also be used by the building owner as a means to unlock the door from the outside of the secure area by simply pressing the button on the key fob. This option includes two wireless key fobs, however if more are needed, they can be purchased at the link below. Please note the American Entrance Controls receiver module can program up to 74 transmitters.
Request to Exit Switch Options
This option will include a request to exit switch that can be mounted on the interior door side. We offer a touchless wave to exit switch or a traditional push to exit button.
Under The Desk Activation Switch
This option includes a momentary toggle switch that can be mounted behind a desk inconspicuously. When the toggle switch is flipped, it will unlock the electric strike lock allowing the door to open by the pedestrian outside.