How the Private-Door Duo Operates
 
Walker Radio

OPEN CYCLE

Step 1: Push the remote control button to activate the Private-Door.

Strike

Step 2: The Electric Strike Release operates. The electric strike release receives an impulse from the Private-Door, releasing the door latch. To read more about the Private-Door Retracting Strike release, click here.

To avoid the complicated installation an electric strike release requires, see the Private-Door System.

Assist
Step 3: The Door Assist pushes the door out of the weather stripping. “The Private-Door Assist” will break the weather stripping seal and push the door out of the doorframe into the “ajar position.”
Solo
Step 4: The Solo opens the door.
Solo'

CLOSE CYCLE

Step 1: The Solo closes the door to the ajar position.

 
Assist
Step 2: The Door Assist pushes the door completely shut. The Private-Door Assist will seal the door against the weather-stripping.
 
Transformer

Powered by a safe 12-Volt plug-in transformer.

Private-Door does not require high voltage wiring. Private-Door is powered by a transformer that plugs into a convenient wall outlet.

 

A traditional electric strike release uses a solenoid which releases a hinged plate that swings out of the way to provide clearance for the door latch. The Private-Door Retracting Strike is designed with an internal motor that pushes (retracts) the door latch into the door. The door latch is retracted the same as if the handle was turned. Because the Private-Door Electric Strike retracts the door latch it maintains a stronger level of security than a traditional strike release. The wood door frame and its trim do not need to be cut for clearance. This feature provides a cleaner appearance. Unlike a traditional strike release, the Private-Door Retracting Strike also fits into a standard ANSI 4 7/8" metal door frame.