Door Entry System - Aluminium Door

I am recommending one of these for a family of a disabled friend.
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the house has a Anglian Aluminium door (and frame) and without going
round to examine it I am unsure of whether fitting the door striker will be
feasible - having not seen one of the door strikers in the flesh.
Any ideas?
Reply to
John
In article , "John" writes:
It doesn't look like the electronic striker is included in the kit, although it's not very clear. Normally, different strikers are used with aluminimum frames, as the fixings are quite different.
Reply to
Andrew Gabriel
Ah yes:
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?id=19768&cm_re=CROSS_SELL-_-SLOT2-_-19768&ts=72476.Any more thoughts?
Reply to
John
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?id=19768&cm_re=CROSS_SELL-_-SLOT2-_-19768&ts=72476.Any
Have a look at locksonline.co.uk
They have a much wider range of electric strikes and complete access control systems.
There are some strikes suitable for aluminium frames such as the Trimec ES110.
Here's another example
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any rate, this does need an inspection because of the different locking arrangements for aluminium doors.
Reply to
Andy Hall
In article , "John" writes:
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?id=19768&cm_re=CROSS_SELL-_-SLOT2-_-19768&ts=72476.That one isn't suitable for most aluminium frames. When you've cut the aluminium away to fix it, there will be nothing behind the screw holes to fix it to.
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Andrew Gabriel
Hi John You dont say what type of locking the door has or if it opens outwards or inwards. If it is multi-point locking then no striker release is made and you will have to resort to a door magnet as used in most offices. If however it is a single mortice you will need to look and see if it has a spring loaded latch or uses a slide action to lock the door.
If spring action you can obtain a mortice lock release unit. When you check try
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a start. The unit you posted looks like BPT kit
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Reply to
cj
Thanks - it is an inward opening door. The latch is a spring operated thing with a roller on the end. I am not sure if this also locks the door - or if there is a separate bolt.
Reply to
John
Hi John Easy way to tell is can you push the door open (when not locked with the key) or do you have to depress the handle? If you press the handle a basic mortice release may do the job if it will fit the door. Either way a release is available but depending on the door thickness and build may cost anything from being part of the kit to an extra £150 or so.
HTH CJ
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cj

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