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Unlocking Access: Proven Disability Solutions for ADA Compliance

Posted by Kerby Lecka on January 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Discover time-tested disability solutions that are fulfilling ADA compliance and unlocking access for individuals with disabilities. From electrified hardware to hands-free assistive technologies, this blog post explores the industry-leading solutions that are transforming accessibility.

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Topics: Access Control, Auto EntryControl, Automatic Door Opener, ADA, locking devices

Back to Basics: Electric Bolt Locks

Posted by Kerby Lecka on December 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Back to Basics: Electric Bolt Locks

Before SDC invented the 90° electric lock in the 1970’s, installation of electric bolt locks was costly, often requiring the cutting of studs and considerable reconstruction of door frames. Our Spacesaver® bolt lock design is a fundamental access control innovation now used worldwide. They install in any standard frame and most door stiles with a simple mortise cutout. The rotating bolt design makes tampering or cutting very difficult. An automatic relock ball switch keeps the bolt retracted when the door is open.

Additionally, they are field adjustable for wide door gaps and bidirectional for use on swinging or sliding doors. The Spacesaver® FS23M series is still the only dual-failsafe electric bolt lock in the industry.

Today, our comprehensive line of bolt locks use the same practical, yet pioneering approach to meeting access control requirements for safety, security and code compliance.



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Topics: Bolt, SDC, Access Control, Door Access Control Solutions, locking devices, Electric Bolt Locks

SDC's UniFLEX™ Electric Strikes

Posted by Security Door Controls on May 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM

SDC's UniFLEX™ electric strike products feature an interchangeable faceplate design.

Why should you care? The interchangeable faceplate design allows for these strikes to meet a variety of applications. Simply change the faceplate to meet your specific needs!

SDC's 55 series and 45 series electric strikes are available in a variety of configurations to accommodate several types of mechanical locksets and door and frame styles - as well as failsafe and failsecure applications.

SDC’s 55 series 3/4” latchbolt electric strikes are heavy duty. They are designed for installation in hollow metal frames for access control of cylindrical locksets, mortise locksets with or without deadbolts and mortise exit devices. 55 series strikes accept 3/4” throw latchbolts and up to 1” throw deadbolts. The choice of six application faceplates eliminates the need for centerline relocation, making them ideal for new or retrofit, high security access control applications.

SDC’s 45 series 5/8” latchbolt electric strikes are centerline latch entry strikes designed for use with cylindrical locksets and mortise locksets without deadbolt for both metal and wood frames. 45 series strikes accept 5/8” throw latchbolts or up to ¾” throw latchbolts with 1/8” door gap. Centerline latch entry strikes require the latch to enter at the strike “centerline” located exactly between the top and bottom of the strike faceplate.

As an additional benefit, we have created all-in-one part numbers that come with the electric strike and three faceplates for the most common applications.


Check out our new Electric Strikes page for more information!

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Topics: Access Control, Design, electric strikes, strikes, locking devices