11. Magnetic Locks
1. Learn the Basics in the Chapter Overview
2. Learn about Standard Magnetic Locks
3. Understand Magnetic Shear Locks and When to Use Them
4. Answer Questions about Magnetic Locks
Magnetic Locks are the workhorse of electrified locking mechanisms for most security contractors. They are easy to install, versatile, provide good security, and are generally dependable. Magnetic locks can be fitted to any door with a metal or wood surface near the top of the door, so they can be fitted to more than 90% of doors installed in commercial installations.
Magnetic locks work by using an electromagnet on the door frame and an armature mounted to the door. When the door closes, the armature comes into contact ...