Door Lock Actuators
Door lock actuators are the mechanisms that lock and unlock the doors. They can be used in several different ways. There are powered lock actuators and mechanical actuators. They are placed at the central lock and sometimes at the door handles. Electromagnets are often used in the powered lock actuators to initiate a magnet that can lock or unlock the doors. Mechanical actuators work on either a vertical or horizontal plane and as the lock is pushed down the lock is engaged, or the opposite for unlocking. In many models, both are used for ultimate convenience. Repairing and replacing door lock actuators can be frustrating work, even for those who are experienced. The inside cover of the door must be removed and work is accomplished by putting hands and arms through holes in the metal frame of the door. Some electrical experience is needed if the actuators are electrical.