Locker Lock Types
At Lockers 3000, we offer a wide selection of different types of locker locks to suit various storage locker solutions. The following locker lock below are our popular locks and hopefully the best type for you!
Choosing the right lock will more than likely depend on the environment, the types of user (this could be frequently, occasionally or one-time only) and the type of locker lock. To help choose a suitable locker lock, we have written an easy guide to which explains the most common types of locks used in environments.
Cam locks are the most common used type of locker lock found in lockers. Cam locks are simple to use, the lock has a metal plate which is called the cam. It is attached to the core of the locking device and it rotates as the key is turned. The cam rotates between 90 to 180 degrees, locking and unlocking the locker door.
The cam locker lock is ideal for a permanent user who has their own key for their locker. Master keys are available for cam locks so that management are able to access the locker if you lost or misplaced the key. Replacement keys and locks are available for all the cam locks we supply.
Padlock fittings are the next most popular option for regular users. The mechanism of the lock is turned by hand and a padlock is fitted to it when in the closed position ensuring that the locker cannot be accessed without the key. When we well locks with padlock fitting, the padlock itself is not provided. We have a range of excellent padlocksPadlock fittings are the next most popular option for regular users. The mechanism of the lock is turned by hand and a padlock is fitted to it when in the closed position ensuring that the locker cannot be accessed without the key. When we well locks with padlock fitting, the padlock itself is not provided.
Coin Return Locks
Coin return locks are a popular option for public places, often find them in gyms, leisure centres or swimming pool changing rooms. The key is release when a coin is inserted and the key locked. The coin is then returned when the lock is opened. All of our coin locks are designed to work with the current £1 coin and the new £1 coin due to be released by the Royal Mint in 2017. The treasury is advising firms to prepare for the change by ensuring all equipment which is operated using coins is compatible the new coins. Please read this article for further information.If you have lockers that are fitted with older coin return lockers lock, Lockers 3000 can help you replace them for a better price.
Mechanical Combination Locks
Mechanical combination locks are another popular choice and are available with 3 or 4 digit options. Once the combination number has been set, it is used to release the lock mechanism. Mastered versions are available allowing the lock to be opened without the combination number if it is forgotten.
Electronic Combination Locks
Like the mechanical version, a combination number is entered to release the lock but the in case, an electronic keypad is used. One of the key features of the lock is it can be set to ‘single user mode’ in which the combination number is retained when the lock is opened or ‘multi-user mode’ where the combination is forgotten after used.
Coin Retain Locks
Coin retain locks work in the same way as the coin return locks. The only difference is that when the user opens the lock after use, the coin is deposited in a lockable collection box below the lock.
Radial Pin Locks
A radial pin lock, which is sometimes known as an ace lock, tumbler lock or circle pin tumbler lock is a type of lock which has between six to eight pins set in a circular pattern. The corresponding key operate and open the lock is cylindrical in shape. Radial locks are considered to be safe and resistant to pick than standard cam locks but another feature of radial pin locks is they require less depth than most other lock types.
For more information regarding our different types of locker locks, contact us today on 01772 322711 and one of our team members will be more than happy to help you.