Whatever the industry — whether it’s healthcare, educational, residential or office — it is critical to be able to secure and protect the products inside the drawers, doors and casework.
In addition to traditional key systems and push-button locks, keyless cabinet locking systems utilizing radio frequency technology, along with electronic card-based systems are growing in popularity, especially for healthcare institutions and large offices, where numerous employees must have access to the secured items.
What follows are some of the furniture and cabinet locks, and other security devices available in the marketplace. For a complete list of suppliers, check out the hardware listings in the Components, Hardware & Assembly chapter at RedBookOnline.com
CompX Timberline’s StealthLock is a keyless, invisible electronic lock for furniture and cabinets. Radio frequency technology allows a single transmitter pad to operate one or multiple receiver latches to secure cabinet doors or drawers. StealthLock is designed to be easy to install, operate with programmable user or supervisor code and features four modes of operation. It is suitable for new or retrofit applications in healthcare, residential, locker or office cabinetry. (847) 752-2600, StealthLock.com
Kenstan Lock Co. has partnered with Honeywell/GSM Digital Radios to offer Lock Alert, a cabinet, showcase and display lock that alerts the user when it is unlocked. It can alert by text, email, audible and visual alarm when cabinets, showcases and displays are left unlocked. The programming also allows the user to determine who will get the notification and by what method, as well as to alert as soon as the lock is unlocked or after a pre-determined length of time. (516) 576-9090, Kenstan.com
From FJM Security, the Combi-Cam Ultra combination lock now comes in a black finish. The lock, suitable for use in cabinets, desks and other wood projects where security is called for, offers master key override and code retrieval capabilities. The lock is made of heavy-duty die-cast metal and can be installed vertically or horizontally. Chrome finish also is available. (800) 654-1786, Combi-Cam.com
Kaba Access Control offers a full line of access control solutions, ranging from patented key control products and push-button locks, to electronic card-based systems. Among the items offered are Peaks patented key control systems, Simplex mechanical push-button locks and E-Plex electronic access control products. (336) 725-1331, Kaba.com/US
Häfele America offers SOT access SAG LS 100 and LS 200 pin code locker and pin code cabinet locks. Both of the locks offer slim design, free code selection (user’s choice) and cam lock function. The LS 200 has the same features as the LS 100, but with the addition of RIFD programming cards for management of larger facilities. Both locks fit stile-and-rail construction or flat-panel doors. Also, Häfele says, both are ADA compliant and able to be reprogrammed. (800) 423-3531,
The DCP500 Series padlockable cam lock from Olympus Lock provides the versatility of a cam lock with the convenience of a padlock. It fits in a standard 3/4-in. diameter hole and comes standard with a pronged wood washer. Additional straight and offset cams are available to fit a range of applications. They can be used in door or drawer applications and accept most standard padlocks with a shackle diameter of 3/8 in. or less. (800) 525-0954, Olympus-Lock.com
SimpliciKey’s Remote Control Electronic Deadbolt is designed to enable wood door manufacturers and installers a way to impart entryways with three options for locking and opening doors: a remote-control key fob, keypad and bump-resistant standard key. The fob enables activation from up to 50 ft. away; an LED confirms when the door has been locked or unlocked. The keypad permits up to 16 personalized entry codes. (703) 904-5010, SimpliciKey.com
Ashley Norton is offering Architectural Hardware Entrysets designed to impart wood doors with aesthetic appeal, including the Arched Suite Grip Entryset in dark bronze patina. The company offers a wide range of other interior suites and accessories to complement various hardware. Each entry set features concealed screws outside and are available with any lever or knob inside; all sets come standard with tubular latch and deadbolt. (800) 393-1097, AshleyNorton.com
Among the offerings by Hardware Resources Inc. are 7/8-in. drawer locks in chrome and brass finishes. The company also offers 1-1/8-in. length cam locks in a chrome finish. (800) 463-0660, HardwareResources.com
Outwater Plastics Industries offers chrome or brass plated drawer locks for 7/8-in. thick drawers. Also available are 7/8-in. depth polished chrome pull locks for sliding cabinet doors. (800) 631-8375, Outwater.com
Sugatsune offers a variety of locks for furniture and cabinet usage. The 2200 cabinet lock with indicator is a surface mount brass cylinder lock featuring a locked/unlocked indicator and allows for changes in cylinder position for the drawer or right hand cabinet use. The company says 300 key changes are available, and the lock has a cylinder diameter of 22mm. (800) 562-5267, Sugatsune.com
U.S. Futaba offers a variety of furniture and drawer locks. Its cam lock features a 90° cam rotation and 30mm cylinder housing, with 11mm, 16mm, 20mm, 25mm, 36.5mm and 44.5mm available through special order. Cam locks are offered in black, brass and nickel finishes. (800) 821-4007, USFutaba.com
Rev-A-Shelf’s Cabinet Lock Security System for sink and base accessories utilizes a magnetic key that works with lock assembly RS-201-1-52 to disengage the lock. The magnet will work on wood, glass, metal or composite panel cabinets and are available in a white polymer finish. (800) 626-1126, Rev-a-Shelf.com
Belwith/Hickory Hardware offers a variety of locks in chrome finish for use in cabinets and drawers. (877) 556-2918, HickoryHardware.com
CCL Security Products offers an array of drawer and cabinet latch bolt and dead bolt locks with disc and pin tumblers. The locks are offered with a brass plated steel backplate. (800) 733-8588, CCLSecurity.com
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