The use of electric strikes has expanded over time due to an increase in criminal acts. Most apartment buildings today have different types of electric strikes to increase the safety of residents.
Different types of electric strikes are used today, among the most popular, fail-secure electric strikes which, without a power supply, keep the entrance door locked, and there is also a fail-safe that requires a power supply to block the door entrance.
Electric strikes that use different voltages, but the most popular is the 8-16 V AC electric strikes, although other models are also used which work with direct voltage, as they emit almost no noise when running. In the most popular models, we find 12 V DC electric strikes and 24 V DC electric strikes.
Electric strikes are for flush installation, but there are also electric strikes for surface and semi-flush installation, such as in the case of emergency exit doors that use these electric strikes models.
Electric strikes are connected to intercom systems, video intercom systems, fire alarm systems, which will make them work remotely.
They are also electric strikes connected to access control systems; who will allow, the electric strike to work activated by proximity cards, digital keypads, keys, key-holders for access. Or by programming the access control, which will activate the electric strike and will give access at different times or days of the week.
Today, in the Montreal Canada region, there are different brands on the electric strikes market such as Fermax, GDMI, Trine, Peso, Adams-Rite, HES, Abloy, Camden, EFF, Folger-Adams, Rofu, Von-Duprin, etc.