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Ancaster locksmith installs electric strike for office building.

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Sparks were flying in Ancaster today. Pop-A-Lock was installing electric strikes for a access control company. 
An electric strike is used in doors to control access.  It replaces a fixed strike from a regular door lock and has a locking latch allowing the door to close and latch. the strike is release through a reader controlled by a fob, card or pin pad.
Strikes can come in 2 configurations; fail safe or fail secure.
In fail safe mode, the lock remains "open" during a power failure and can be easily pushed or pulled open.  In fail secure mode (in most cases on fire doors intended to remain closed to compartmentalize the fire) the lock will remain locked in the event of a power failure.  The mechanical lock can still be used to open the door on the inside to egress from the secure side.