Connection of an electronic strike to your door will enable your security system or intercom the ability to open this door remotely via a door opener on an intercom or an alarm system.
An electric strike is used for access control on doors. It replaces the door mechanism and door handle
There are several types of electronic strikes and configurations.
Fail Safe- which applies an electronic current to the strike to cause it to lock, it is similar to a magna lock, in the event of a power failure the door will open
Fail Secure - will remain locked in the event of a fire, usually a door knob can still be used to open the door in this event.
Electronic locks vary in size and brand. Size of the faceplate, length and width.