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Call Pop-A-Lock to get the right installation; Cutting in an electric strike the proper way

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Call Pop-A-Lock to get the right installation; Cutting in an electric strike the proper way
An electric strike is an electro-mechanical device mounted in a doorframe.  Activating the strike with an electric current allows the door to open.  On an aluminum doorframe, installing a strike is a bit of an art.  At the factory, they have milling machines to make nice clean cuts.  In the field, we sometimes use a hand held router guided by a template.  Often things like weather stripping and the shape of the doorframe itself will prevent us from using a router and template.  In those cases, we carefully “cut in” the strike by hand using a rotary cutting tool. Less experienced installers will try to do this work with an angle grinder, or even a jig saw, leaving behind a jagged opening and scratches in the finish.  The strike in the picture was one of four lobby doors where Laurie and Kyle cut in RCI 65U strikes by hand. A brown finish immediately highlights any mistakes.  This one looks great.  Great job Pop-A-Lock...pride in workmanship !!
 
Pop-A-Lock locksmiths across Canada are routinely called out to "finish the play" when it comes to electric strike installation.  If you are property manager, facility manager or access control company needing help with the "last 3 feet", give us a call.