Troubleshooting

MAGNALOCKS

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket

TOUCH SENSE BARS

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket

SHEAR ALIGNING MAGNALOCK

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket

BPS SERIES POWER SUPPLIES

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket

DK SERIES KEYPADS

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket

DIGITAL ENTRY SYSTEMS

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket

EXIT CONTROL/PUSH BUTTONS - CABINET LOCKS - LATCH/BOLT MONITORS - MAGNALOCKS - EXIT DELAY - KEYSWITCHES - LOCK CONTROL PANELS

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket

MAXIMUM SECURITY SWITCHES - MOTION DETECTOR EXIT PACKAGE - POWER SOURCES

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket

UNLATCH SERIES DOOR STRIKES

I have a door that has a closer and other apparatus at the top of the door. As a result there is not enough room to mount the Magnalock. Can I mount the lock on the jam rather than the header?


Yes, mounting the lock on the jam will not change the functionality of the Magnalock.

I have an in-swing door. I don't want to mount the Magnalock on the unprotected side of the door. What do I need to mount it on the inside (in-swing side) of the door?


We offer a series of "Z" brackets for this requirement. Typically you can face mount (use the "F" suffix lock, for example: M62F) the Magnalock above the door on the header. On the door mount the "Z" bracket (such as the Z-62CL) and then mount the strike plate to the "Z" bracket.

Are your Magnalocks available in any other finish?


No, the only finish on our Magnalocks is the standard satin stainless steel finish. However, we do offer a series of dress covers that meet most requirements. The dress cover will cover the entire assembly providing the desired finished appearance and as an added bonus it provides additional tamper resistance to the lock. Available finishes include BK-Black Anodized (example: DC-62BK), BP-Brass Polished (example: DC-62BP), CL-Clear Anodized (example: DC-62CL) and SP-Stainless Polished (example: DC-62SP.)

I have a set of double doors. I want to lock both doors with the Magnalock product. Do I need two separate locks (one for each door)?


Possibly, using two individual locks is certainly an option. Another option is to have two Magnalocks in a single housing such as the DM62. A third option with a double door (assuming that there is no center mullion) could be to use one magnet mounted in the middle of the jam with a split strike option. One split strike plate would mount to each door. An example would be the M62-SS which is a M62 Magnalock with a split strike. Be advised that you will have something less than half of the rated holding power of a given lock on each door leaf. For example the M62 has 1,200 lb. holding force, but with a split strike each door will have something slightly less than the expected 600 pound holding force due to the smaller strike surface area.

I have a high security application. It is important that for us to confirm that the lock is actually locked. Just knowing that the door is closed is not sufficient. Do you have anyway for us to confirm a locked condition on the Magnalocks?


Yes, by adding the Senstat (SC) option (example M62SC) to the Magnalock you will get a lock with an output that confirms the lock is secure. This feature confirms that the door is closed and locked.

I am having difficulty figuring our which lock is best for my various applications. Is there a "rule of thumb" that I should use?


Every application will have different requirements, but in general the following guide should help.

Door Type

Suggested Magnalock

Typical "Storefront" aluminum over glass M32 series or M34 series
Sliding Door M34R (R-recessed option)
Wood or metal door requiring a concealed installation SAM series
Herculite Door (with top & bottom rail) SAM series
Bi-Swing Door SAM series
Interior office door or corridor door (low to medium security) M32 series or M34 series
Interior office door or corridor door (medium to high security) M62 series
Steel Door (such as warehouse exit) M62 series
Very High Security such as a door in a detention center M82 series
Super High Security susceptible to attack such as a detention holding area Dual M62 or Dual M82 in full length vertical housing
Swinging Gate (Man Gate) M62FG with M62Z bracket
Swinging Gate (Vehicle Gate) M62FG with Z-62 bracket or M82SCFG w/Z-82 bracket