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Electronic Cabinet Locks – Mechanical Lock Replacements

After working out at your health club you return to your locker and discover that your wallet and watch are missing. How did this happen!

Cabinets, lockers, medical carts, etc. have been traditionally locked with standard mechanical locks. Through the years these “Mechanical Locks” have been made cheaper resulting in duplicate and fewer key codes. Many people were finding that others had their key or they both had the same key resulting in no security. This opened the avenue for “Electronic Cabinet Locks” that could provide increased security at a reasonable cost.

Retro-Fit:

The CL1200 Electronic Cabinet Lock was designed to fit into the standard mounting hole of the mechanical locks. This made it possible to retrofit the Electronic Cabinet Locks into existing cabinets and lockers, saving a great deal of money for health club owners. To install an Electronic Cabinet Lock, the mechanical lock is removed by unscrewing the mounting nut, the Electronic Lock is installed by drilling 3 holes with the supplied template and mounting the new lock. This procedure can occur without removing the locker door.

Why Electronic:

Today people are very comfortable using electronics for most everything they do. Some of us can’t live without our electronic gadgets. Think about your house, car and smartphone; seems like everything we use is electronic, so why not a cabinet lock. When most people see an electronic lock on a hotel door they think of security and they feel secure. They know how to use that lock and have a comfort level with it. An Electronic Lock on a cabinet or locker would give them that same secure feeling.

Features:

 

  • 50,000 openings on 3 triple-A batteries
  • 10 stainless steel buttons for code entry and programming
  • 4 code levels (Master Code, Sub-Master Code, User Code and Technician Code)
  • Door Thickness from ΒΌ” (6mm) to 1″ (25mm)
  • Lock codes can be programmed by the end user
  • Low Battery signal when there is 100 more openings
  • External battery override using 9 volt battery
  • Settings are saved when changing battery

 

These are some of the most common features, manufacturers will change or add to them to achieve different security functions or for different applications. cabinet cam lock

So, how secure do you think your cabinet or locker is? Do you have the only key or are there duplicates? Ask yourself these questions with any lock to which you have a key.

Remember, the “Key” to security is “Key Control”.

George Uliano is a security professional with law enforcement and security experience. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and Business graduating with honors. George holds 3 patents on different Padlock and Cam Lock designs. This combination gives George and His Company Locking Systems International Inc the unique ability to provide “The Right Lock” with The Right Security” at the “Right Price”.

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