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Wiring a door strike
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Post 1 made on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 06:44
Gman
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Have a 12V door strike in place from the lock smith. Customer wants a push button release in her office and a keypad at the door. Also wants a timer to have the door remain open at certain times.

I have spec'd in a regular door bell, a Camden keypad and a Camden timer.

How would you wire this?

[Link: camdencontrols.com]

[Link: camdencontrols.com]
Post 2 made on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 09:09
Fred Harding
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Curious as to what the manufacturer says.
On the West Coast of Wisconsin
Post 3 made on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 09:21
adamav
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first you have to find out if the lock is fail safe or fail secure . If it is fail secure, applying power for extended period of time ( to keep it open ) will damage the lock.
When fail safe lock is used, disconnecting power to lock will keep it open .
Post 4 made on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 09:32
buzz
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With a fail secure lock, you could resort to a motion detector (on both sides) that would unlock the door when appropriate.
Post 5 made on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 11:14
lippavisual
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An access control panel, like this from CDVI : [Link: cdvi.ca]

would make this a very easy setup for under a $1K. Create schedules, power the strike/motions/PTE's, etc.
Post 6 made on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 11:36
SB Smarthomes
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If it needs to remain unlocked for extended periods, the locksmith needs to supply a fail-secure strike rated for continuous duty.

There are lots of simple stand-alone keypad solutions, but adding the timer requirement I'm in agreement with others that a small access controller is the best solution.
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Post 7 made on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 16:46
Ernie Gilman
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A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
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