Choosing the “right” door hardware for a specific application really begins with the customer. Examining the existing lock hardware to determine what can be properly used for the proposed application is the second step. First, it is most important to find out how the customer wants the door to...
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The electrified mortise lock has a current draw of 1.5 Amp @24VDC for ½ second when initially powered, and a holding current of 250mA. According to Command Access, the LPM180 will retrofit to existing Schlage L9000 series trim.
To complete the electrified mortise lock installation, a raceway must be drilled and an electrified hinge installed in order to run power to the mortise lockset. Depending upon the door operator, a separate power source may be required for the electrified mortise lock.
Note: The electrified mortise lock is available with lead lining for application such as an X-ray room.
Electrified mortise lock install time is about 1-3 hours for an average. This time can vary significantly if the 110VAC power source is not easily accessible. Whenever possible, install the power supply in an electrical or storeroom, or above a drop ceiling (non-plenum) in order to not have components easily visible.
Installing an electric strike type release mechanism requires modification of the wood jamb as the strike body is usually recessed deeper and wiring has to be run from the electric strike to the door operator or a separate power supply.
Electric strike install time is about 1-3 hours for an average installation. This time can vary significantly if the 110VAC power source is not easily accessible. Whenever possible, install the power supply in an electrical or storeroom, or above a drop ceiling (non-plenum) in order prevent components from being easily visible.
Each installation is unique. However, there are different ways to come to the same solution, providing controlled electrified access that satisfies the requirements and financial constraints of the client.
Chart 1 lists a number of access control product manufacturers relevant to this article. For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or visit the manufacturer web sites listed in the chart. For a more complete list, see the Locksmith Ledger 2011 Security Register or the Online Buyer’s Guide at www.directory.locksmithledger.com.
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