There are various types of electronic locks to suite all types of door some of which are listed below.
Electronic Strike Lock
The electric strike lock is basically a normal latch type keep with an electric armature that will release the door once
energised. The unit can be set as fail secure (whereby the lock remains locked in the event of a power failure) or
fail safe (whereby the lock releases in the event of a power failure). Because the unit is a mechanical design it can
wear out frequently when used on a door with a lot of traffic
The electromagnetic lock or Maglock consists of a metal plate fitted to the door and an electro magnetic armature. These
locks are very strong and can be typically fitted with 300‐1200 lb breaking strain more often the door or its
casing would break before the lock does. They are used in more secure areas or areas with frequent traffic as there
are less mechanical moving parts than the traditional strike lock above..
Smart Door Lock
Net2 PaxLock offers a powerful wireless Net2 system within a door handle. It combines a wireless access control unit and
a reader in one. There are several versions of Net2 PaxLock available; Paxton and Mifare compatible versions, both
of which come with or without the option of key override. Net2 PaxLock communicates with Net2 software at a central
point by a secure, low power radio link, and events are reported back to the server in real-time. Net2 PaxLock is battery
powered, which means that the unit is totally wireless as it does not require mains power.
Fail Safe or Fail Secure
Most electronic locks can be set to be fail safe when power is removed from the lock. The lock releases or fail secure when power is removed the lock will stay locked.