Magnetic locks are appealing as they can suit many applications, yet surface magnets lack visual appeal. Magnetic locks fail unlocked (also known as fail safe) and remain locked when power is applied. In the event of a power failure, and when the battery backup is exhausted, the doors will unlock. For this reason an additional mechanical locking method is required.
Magnetic locks are generally grouped by their holding force, where a slimline magnet will provide a 600lb (272kg) holding force and a larger standard magnet will provide a 1,200lb (545kg) holding force. A holding force of 2,700lb can be achieved with our shearlocks.
Mortice magnets and architectural housings will improve the door aesthetics.