Ansi Release

Ansi Release

Product Code: EL-ANSI-111

Field selectable fail safe / Secure dual volt Ansi Release

Ansi strike offering various solutions. Field selectable fail Safe or fail secue. Dual voltage 12 – 24vDC, Long and short face plates to asist with installation on both  wooden or metal doors.

This Ansi release offers medium to high security mortice locking. With a jaw strength of up to 2000lbs the ansi series of strikes take some beating.




Product Code: EL-ANSI-111

Field selectable fail safe / Secure dual volt Ansi Release

Product Features
Input: 12v – 24 vDC
Type: Field selectable fail safe / Secure
Jaw Type:  15mm throw
Jaw Strength: Upto 2000lbs / 900kg
Current Draw: 0.25A/12 VDC; 0.15A/24 VDC
IP Rating: Internal Use only
Lock Monitoring: None
Fitting: Flush
Short Plate: 124 x 40w x 3d mm
Long Plate: 202h x 40w x 3d mm
Body: 86 x 40w x 29d mm


Electric Release – Electric Strike – Euro Strike and Release – Ansi Strike and Release

An electric strike is an access control device used for doors. It replaces the fixed strike faceplate often used with a keeper Plate. A strike or release will normally presents a ramped surface to the locking latch allowing the door to close and latch just like a fixed strike would. However, an electric strike’s ramped surface can, upon command, pivot out of the way when the lock on the door is in the locked position and the door is opened, allowing a user to open the door without operating the mechanical lock or using a mechanical key. After the door is opened past the keeper, the keeper returns to its standard position and re-locks when power is removed or applied, depending upon the strike’s configuration.

Electric strikes are generally available in two configurations:

  • Fail-secure. Also called fail-locked or non-fail safe. In this configuration, applying electric current to the strike will cause it to unlock. In this configuration, the strike would remain locked in a power failure, but typically the mechanical lock can still be used to open the door from the inside for egress from the secure side. These units can be powered by alternating current, which will cause the unit to buzz, or DC power, which offers silent operation, except for a “click” while the unit is powered.
  • Fail-safe. Also called fail-open. In this configuration, applying electric current to the strike will cause it to lock. It operates the same as a magnetic lock would. If there is a power failure, the door opens merely by being pushed or pulled. Fail-safe units are always operated with direct current.
  • Our EL-ANSI-111 strike is quickly reversible from fail safe to fail secure (and back again if needed).  allow the reversing of the function within seconds with only the movement of two external screws



We offer a extensive range of Electric Locking, Door Entry and Access control systems and solutions which can be used for a variety of situation – whether it be for controlled access to an office, hospital, club or any place of work we will have the correct solution for you.

So If the EL-ANSI-111 Field selectable fail safe / Secure dual volt Ansi Release is not the unit for you we will have another solution!

Try us and put us, our products, our service and price to the test, you wont be disappointed.

Can the lock release fit to left hand or right hand doors?
Yes, it can fit either and also inward and outward opening because the face plate is reversible

Is it ideal for PVCu doors?
We would firstly suggest looking at a euro style release for PVC door as they have a very slimline body and sash face plate that will retro fit the original PVCu lock catch location.

Can it be used for timber doors?
Yes, it can be used for metal and timer doors and come with 2 fixing plates to assist

How easy is it to fit?
This will depend upon experience but typically, it will take about an hour



Short Plate (metal doors)

Long Plate (wood Doors)

Fixing Kit


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