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Electronic Door Locks

Electronic Door Installation in Southeast Wisconsin

Electronic door lock installation in WisconsinAro Lock & Door installs and repairs electronic door locks for homes and businesses in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Kenosha Counties. Our security system specialists work with the top brand locks, including SchlageKwikset – Black and Decker, Norton and more.

Upgrading to an electric lock allows access to your home or business by entering a simple code or swiping a card, unique to you. With keyless entry, you will never have to worry about locking yourself out, or wasting time looking for lost keys.

Keyless door codes are capable of alteration, allowing business owners or homeowners to easily adjust who has access to their building.

Commercial Keypad Door Locks

Electronic locks have a wide variety of uses. Electronic locking systems guarantee a secure location for every type of building from hotels to government buildings. There are two major electronic lock types, the magnetic lock (“mag lock”) or the electric strike lock.

Magnetic Door Lock

Magnetic locks use a magnet that is placed on the door frame. The magnet keeps the door frame and armature plate tightly sealed.

When a current passes through the electromagnet on the door frame, it creates a magnetic flux. The armature plate draws in the electromagnet, which creates a locking action.

Mag locks come in variety of strengths and sizes. They can be used on heavy doors, even over 600lbs, with no problem.

There are many advantages of installing a magnetic lock:

  • Quick installation
  • Easy to operate
  • Sturdy – since there are no moving parts to break. They can withstand multiple hits and will not budge.

There are some disadvantages to be considered as well:

  • They require a constant power source; however, the cost of a mag lock is less than the cost of running a conventional light bulb.
  • They can also de-energize in the case of a power outage, so a backup system is recommended.

Electronic Strike Lock

The electronic strike lock is what many businesses and apartment buildings use for security systems. This is the traditional “buzz in” lock.

The buzzing sound comes from applying an AC current to the strike, instead of a DC current. The DC current is silent, however a buzzing noise can be added to alert the user the door is unlocked.

One of the biggest advantages of the electronic strike lock, is that they are often “fail secure”. This means that even if power is lost, the door will still remain locked. Electronic strike locks can be costly to install, however the security benefits are often worth the price.

Milwaukee Locksmiths

Electronic Door Lock Installation in Southeast Wisconsin

Aro Lock provides comprehensive security and door services, including electronic door locks, security systems and emergency locksmithing for homes and businesses throughout the greater Milwaukee area, including Waukesha County, Kenosha County and the surrounding areas.

Contact Wisconsin security systems experts at Aro Lock & Door for more information on electronic locks.