Rutherford make a great strike. It's among the most versatile and very heavy duty. It will mount in a wood or aluminum frame. The keeper or lip area is center mounted and also enlarged to accomadate just about any latch with up to a 5/8" projection and since the lip is so wide, installation is easier. In addition there are two different monitor outputs - Latch Monitor and Keeper Monitor. The latch monitor can tell you that a latch has entered the strike and the keeper monitor can tell you if the strikes keeper is in the locked or unlocked position. Not everyone needs this type of feedback but if you want this its included.
Stainless steel face and mounting plate
Shallow depth will accomadate most tight metal frame profiles
Round corners on plate for easier installation
Easy field selectable lock mode from fail safe to fail secure by turning one screw! (See picture above)
Rounded corners for easy installation
Easy field selectable voltage (12 or 24VDC and 12 to 24VAC)
Lower profile (1-1/16") will accept up to a 5/8th inch latch.
Easy horizontal adjustability (up to 1/4")
Plug-in wire connectors included
Latch Monitor/Keeper Monitor Switch Options included (very useful if your doing home automation or just need feedback that your door is closed and locked)
Tested to over 1,000,000 cycles
Dynamic forces tested to 70 ft. lbs.
Static strength: 1000 lbs
UL Listed 1034 Burglary
3 year warranty
Comes with 3 face plates:
1/4 x 4 7/8 inches rounded corners
1 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches square corners
1 7/16 x 7 15/16 inches round corners
Low Profile version (1-1/16" depth) will accept up to 5/8 inch latch projection now available!
What does fail secure and fail safe mean?
Fail secure, meaning that if the power is taken away, they remain locked from the outside going in. This, as opposed to fail safe which is when power is taken away, it unlocks from the outside going in. Most installations by far, will use the fail secure way. If your not sure please give us a call.
How does the latch monitor and keeper monitor work?
The Latch Monitor is a SPDT switch with a trigger located in the strike cavity
to indicate the presence of a latch bolt when the door is closed. The Keeper Monitor is
a SPDT switch that will indicate when the keeper moves from the closed (normal)
position to the open position.