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How to design and purchase a Hotel Locks system

Designing and Purchasing your New Hotel Lock System

A quick FIVE STEP Process

 


 

[A] STEP ONE [ Identify the latch type ]:

Both existing and new Hotels utilize one of two 'Latch Types'. Latch types are categorized as either (1) Cylindrical or (2) Mortise. The easiest way to tell the difference is with the cylindrical lock, the latch plate or face plate on the edge of the door is about 2" long. The latch plate or face plate of the mortise lock, is approximately 8" long.

Cylindrical style latch. A cylindrical lock is one in which two holes are bored, perpendicular to one another, into the door . A large hole is bored into the door face and a smaller crossbore hole is bored into the door edge. With a cylindrical lock, the lock cylinder is in the handle. A photo of a typical mechanical cylindrical latch style lock follows.

 

 

Mortise style latch - A mortise lock is one that requires a pocket 'the mortise' to be cut into the door into which the lock is to be fitted. In the mortise lock, the cylinder is above the handle on the door. A photo of a typical mechanical mortise latch style lock follows.

 

 


 

[B] STEP TWO [ Identify handling requirements ]:

How many Locks are required and what is the orientation of the handle? Please review the handing diagram to determine the type and quantity of door locks required.

 

Handing-Diagram_2

Are you Right or Left Handling?

  • While facing the door from outside the room, first check if the door opens OUT or IN (doors opening IN open into the room).
  • Next, while facing the door from outside the room, locate the hinges of the door. Are the hinges located on the LEFT (Left Hand) or RIGHT (Right Hand).
  • Okay, almost done, now put it all together. For example, if the door opens IN (door opens into the room) and the door hinges (while facing the door from outside the room) are on the LEFT, the door is a LEFT HAND noted as (LH). If the door opens OUT (door opens toward the street or hallway and not into the room) and the door hinges (while facing the door from outside the room) are on the RIGHT, the door is a RIGHT HAND REVERSE noted as (RHR).
  • Repeat the process for each of the doors and add up the required number and type of door. (For example, a 30 room motel may have 15 LEFT HAND REVERSE (LHR) doors and 15 RIGHT HAND REVERSE (RHR) doors).
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    [C] STEP THREE [ Pick a lock model / card type ]:

    Maglocks.com offers a choice of two cylindrical style locks and two mortise style locks.

  • Cylindrical Latch - If your hotel doors have existing cylindrical locks without a deadbolt attached to the latch and a standard width door, you can choose between the MC-HCL1 or the RF-C8500. Both locks offer a quick upgrade to an electronic lock without the need for modifications to your existing doors.
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  • MC-HCL1 Cylindrical latch design with Smart card + Mechanical override key technology
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  • RF-C8500 Cylindrical latch design with RFID Card + Mechanical override key technology
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  • Mortise Latch - If your hotel has existing mortise locks or you are involved in new construction, our 6600-73MI locks offer a built-in deadbolt, a five latch mortise and the flexibility to use Smart Cards, Magnetic Stripe Cards and a Mechanical Override Key. While our RF8500M locks include built-in deadbolts, five latch mortise and use RFID proximity cards and a mechanical override key.
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  • 6600-73MI Mortise latch design with Smart Card + Magnetic Card + Mechanical override key technology
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  • RF-M8500 Mortise latch design with RFID card + Mechanical override key technology
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    [D] STEP FOUR [ Add software, encoders and cards ]:

    Depending on your choice of lock systems add in the correct software and encoder kit and the number and type of access cards you will need to get started. Here is an example of a 30 room hotel that recently upgrading from "heavy brass keys" cylindrical locks to the MC-HCL1 locks:

     Model Quantity  Description  Unit Price  Total
             
     MC-HCL1 - LH  15  Cylindrical hotel lock, Smart card electronic swipe, left-hand, Satin Chrome $159.00   $2,385.00
     MC-HCL1 - RH            15  Cylindrical hotel lock, Smart card electronic swipe, right-hand, Satin Chrome         $159.00   $2,385.00
     HMS-IC  1  Hotel Mangement Smart Card software $499.00  $499.00
     HME-1  1  Hotel Management SMart Card encoder - USB Connection        $499.00  $499.00
     SM1  50  Smart cards for hotel locks  $1.50  $75.00
             
        Total before shipping   $5,843.00
             
        Blended average cost per hotel room for a 30 room hotel  -------------------->     $194.77

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    No subscription fees, no annual software license fees!

     


     

    [E] STEP FIVE [ Place your order ]:

    Place your order online or contact us for more information and help with your project.

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