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BEA electric strikes increase access control for secure doors

By Canadian Security   

Products Access Control

BEA’s new line of electric strikes for secure doors improves user control over granting access permissions. The Rim Exit, No Cut and Universal Cylindrical strikes are designed to work in a wide variety of applications, allowing remote operation of the door’s locking latch.

Electric strikes replace the traditional fixed strike faceplate on a secure door. Depending on the application, electric strikes can be set to a “fail locked” or “fail unlocked” configuration, so that activating the strike will either unlock or lock the door.

The Rim Exit surface mounted electric strike eliminates door frame cutting and is compatible with most doors using major rim exit devices. The No Cut Cylindrical Strike fits into a standard ANSI door frame, and works with all cylindrical lock brands with a ½” latch projection. BEA’s Universal Cylindrical Strike is an all-in-one kit that includes the three most commonly used modular face plates for hollow metal, aluminum and wooden door frame types.

BEA’s electric strikes are designed to promote even load distribution in the event of a forced entry. Each model is UL/ULC listed for up to 1500 lbs of static strength and includes a reinforced housing to eliminate twisting in case of imperfect door frames. BEA’s electric strikes are operated using 12-24V AC/DC for maximum compatibility.


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