Electric strikes. They’re simple, small, and convenient to fit in a wide variety of settings. And we know what security installers are like – you find a solution you like to fit, and then stick with it forever. But we’re going to buck the trend here. If you’re one of the many, many installers who’s been fitting our G Series strikes for years, we’re asking you to consider something different. Not THAT different, of course – just smaller, stronger, and more durable.
Introducing the S Series
The S Series is a line of symmetrical strike kits with monitored versions, continuous rated versions, and a range of different voltage options. They’re overall a better strike solution than the G Series – and here’s why.
Size and strength
The S Series is a robust, compact strike. It’s physically a stronger lock than the G Series counterpart, meaning it resists vandalism and damage much more effectively. It’s also smaller in size than the G Series. So if you’re taking out a G Series strike and replacing it with an S Series, there will always be enough space for the S Series. No more chiselling needed!
The S Series is a great replacement for the G Series. The faceplates for both strikes are the same size. And moreover, the S Series is a better fit for CDVI rim housings. Both these factors mean it’s a lot easier to achieve a tidy, professional finish.
In addition, the S Series is a better choice for a wider variety of installations. It operates effectively whether it’s installed vertically or horizontally. You can fit it in the side or the top of the door frame, and the secure, robust locking capabilities will be the same.
All your end users want from an electric strike is a lock that works well and lasts well. Not only is the S Series a physically stronger lock, it is also much more durable than the G Series. We all know that the primary factor that wears down strikes over time is friction between moving parts. The mechanics within the S Series strikes have less moving parts than the G Series. Less moving parts means less wear and tear and an overall longer lifetime for the lock.
That’s not all – the S Series also comes with a fully enclosed coil, which the G Series does not. When the coil is enclosed, all the springing is internal. That means that it’s less exposed to the risk of wear and tear as it’s much less likely to be damaged during the lock’s normal operation. Enclosed coils last longer and work better for longer. Everyone’s a winner!
It’s time to switch to the S Series
We know that many installers know the G Series strikes well. We know it’s not always easy to change from what you know. But in this case, it is! Any G Series lock can be quickly and easily replaced with an S Series with minimal additional work to fit it. And for new installations, the S Series is smaller and more compact. That means less effort required to chisel out space for it.
We are beginning the process to phase out the old favourite G Series. It’s time to try something different!
The full S Series range includes:
SIR12 – symmetrical fail safe strike, 12Vdc
SIR24 – symmetrical face safe strike, 24Vdc
SPIR12 – symmetrical fail safe strike, monitored, 12Vdc
SPR-12- symmetrical fail secure strike, monitored, 12Vac/dc
SPR12CC – symmetrical fail secure strike, monitored, 12Vdc, continuous rated
SR1024 – symmetrical fail secure strike, 10-24vdc, continuous current
TL;DR: Why you should switch from the G Series to the S Series strikes
- The S Series is a smaller and physically stronger lock than the G Series.
- The faceplates are the same size for both locks.
- The S Series can be installed in both horizontal and vertical locations.
- There are fewer moving parts in the S Series, meaning less wear and tear.
- The S Series has a fully enclosed coil, protecting it from damage.