When fitting traditional magnetic locks, headroom can often be reduced – shear locks avoid this problem. Here at Door Controls Direct we stock cost-effective shear locks from trusted manufacturers such as Alpro and Adams Rite. Available in both surface mounted and mortice options - these locks are suitable for various door types; wood, aluminium or steel. They can be fitted either horizontally or vertically and work with sliding, single-action or double-action doors (see individual locks for details).
Mortice shear locks are fitted within the door and the frame or at the bottom of a door and into the floor. When the door is closed, the lock bolt will slide up from the door into the frame. The bolt temporarily fills the cavity in the shear lock keep which keeps the door locked and secure. This mechanical locking action provides a high physical shear holding force (hence shear lock). Although they are a form of electromagnetic lock, they are very different to other forms of electric locking. Mortice shear locks are also a good locking solution where aesthetics are an important consideration.
£56.00 - £596.00
The Alpro EMS1200 High Security Compact Shearlock Magnet operates at 12/24V. It is monitored and maintains a holding force of 1200kg. Other benefits include built in PCB controller with switch selectable features and plug in 3 metre flying leads.
The Adams Rite 1500kg Armlock 1354 Mini Electro Shearmagnet Monitored is suitable to facilitate remote access and exit of most aluminium, timber and steel doors. The Armlock® 1354 creates a shear holding force of 1500kg. The product may be fitted in a vertical or horizontal position, but should not be fitted in the threshold. It provides a fail-safe operation during power failure.