Shear Locks

Using traditional magnetic locks can often mean headroom is reduced but shear locks avoid this problem. Available in both surface mounted and mortice options, they can be fitted either horizontally or vertically and work with a variety of door configurations and door types such as sliding, single-action or double-action doors, wood, aluminium or steel. Electromagnetic shear locks are similar to maglocks but are generally higher security as they have a physical locking element to them as well. There are contact sensors integrated within the lock and armature plate and when these are in close proximity to each other, they pull together and create a “shear” locking force.A pin in the centre of the lock prevents any slide movement and there is also an “Anti-Residual Button” located on the armature plate.