Force need to break a magnetic lock NOT SOLVED So rest assured I'm not planning a prison break. I work in a secure treatment center for adolescents and the other night we had an escape. Many of the staff are amazed at the ease they busted the lock. I looked at it and there is a lot of play on the top and bottom. Having just completed half of a physics for scientist and engineers I thought I can figure how easy it is and maybe come up with better lock placement. So here is the raw data. I looked up and found a similar lock system they have on some of the other doors here it is. http://www.homesecuritystore.com/p-...source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pla So it's 1200 lbs force but the gate but all doors and gates have one lock what is the formula or how do I calculate the ratio of movement required to break the lock. This gate the lock sits in the middle of a chain link fence that's about 9 feet high if I pushed the bottom have far or with what force is required to break the bond. I'm thinking a if only one lock has to be used placing the lock towards the ground more would leave it more secure given the higher up due to height limitations of humans would be better. Hey I'd love some help sucking up t.o my bosses so please help me learn what I need to figure this stuff out. Ps I got another question ill ask later about another work related question.