An electric strike is used in conjunction with other door hardware with locking functionality such as a lockset or panic bar. When the strike is powered with electricity it holds the lock bolt in place until it is activated via a buzzer, keycard, etc.
Electric strikes are used for locking one side of the door. From the inside you can leave easily by turning the handle or similar hardware. On the outside you will need to swipe your card, enter a pin, or be buzzed in for the door to open.
A magnetic lock (mag lock) uses a magnet to keep the door pressed to a metal plate. When an electrical current is supplied to the magnet this creates a magnetic charge which keeps the door solidly closed.
When there is an interruption to the supplied electrical power this allows the door to open.
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