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Locker Lessons 1: Locks

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Locker Lesson Number 1: Locks

Different types of lockers come with different types of locks which can be confusing and overwhelming if you aren’t familiar with the technical lingo. Here is the basic breakdown of all the options on the market

  • Cam Lock (“deadlock”) Cam Lock

Breakdown: Key controlled lock

This lock is the most common one found on lockers. It is simple and economical. Users are provided with a small, replaceable key. Most lockers with the cam lock fixture will come with two keys per lock and a master key is nearly always available.

  • Hasp and Staple LockHasp and Staple Lock

Breakdown: Padlock controlled lock

This lock leaves the user solely in control of locking. The user is required to secure the locker with a padlock which their either have the combination or the key to. The use of the hasp and staple system provides flexibility for multiple users such as at gyms etc.

  • Digital Combination Lock

Breakdown: Key loss lock where combination is set with personal entry code

These battery operated locks are simple to use and are beneficial where risk of loss of key etc is high. Some combination locks can be programmed for dedicated single user or a multiuser open access mode. Entry codes can be changed and set and this lock comes with a preset master code.

  • Coin/ Token Retain Lock

Breakdown: Coin/ token controlled lock where it is not returned after use

This lock is perfect for generating extra revenue from shared user lockers. The key is released once token or coin is inserted. The key become captive again once locker is opened and the coin/token is retained in a box on the back of the locker door.

  • Coin/Token Return LockCoin/ Token Return Lock

Breakdown: Coin controlled lock where user gets coin/token back after use

This lock is ideal when lockers have shared users. The locker key gets released upon insertion of coin or token. The key then become captive again once the door is reopened and coin/ token is returned to user. These types of locks are popular in leisure facilities and large public areas e.g. theme parks etc.

  • Magnetic Catch Lock

Breakdown: No key or other object needed to open/lock door

This lock is perfect for use around small children for example in primary schools and sports clubs. Due to the lack of a coin/token or padlock etc the goods stored in these lockers are recommended to be of low value as the security is lower.

  • Mastered Combination Lock

Breakdown: Keyless system for a single user

This lock is used by turning the tumbler to the number settings. These locks tend to come with a preset combination number and they should also have an override master key.

  • Mastered Combination Lock

Breakdown: Keyless system for a single user

This lock is used by turning the tumbler to the number settings. These locks tend to come with a preset combination number and they should also have an override master key.



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