strike plate


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strike plate

[′strīk ‚plāt]
(design engineering)
A metal plate or box which is set in a door jamb and is either pierced or recessed to receive the bolt or latch of a lock.

strike plate, strike, striking plate

A metal plate or box which is set in a doorjamb and is either pierced or recessed to receive the bolt or latch of a lock, fixed on a door. Also see box strike plate.
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Does the customer have the screws he needs to install the strike plate box?
No wiring, other than that linking the strike plate and the access tool (such as the keypads, card readers, or fingerprint-recognition devices) with the control panel, is required.
The arrow resides in this V on the arrow rest and against the strike plate.
You can also buy a heavy-duty strike plate or door reinforcer.
The weakest point is almost always the strike plate that holds the latch or lock bolt in place.
Make sure your door has a deadbolt lock, with a heavy-duty strike plate to hold the bolt in place.
Shooting off the shelf requires a medium for the arrow to ride against, so shelf materials are necessary to create an arrow rest (horizontal contact point for the arrow) and strike plate (vertical contact point for the arrow).
The lock and strike plate design prevents spreading of the gap between sliding glass panels.
The simplest fix of the three is to bend the little tang on the strike plate toward the door (photo, bottom left).
The front of the footlocker is recessed for an external padlock, and a stainless steel strike plate protects the finish.
Q: Is there a product that makes installing a strike plate easier?
Both lines feature standard Low-E glass, HP adjustable sill, High-Heat Composite[TM] frame and propriety adjustable security strike plate.