What lock do you need for your lockers?
Posted on November 30th 2022 by Paul Ellis - Marketing & Business Development Manager.
Mechanical combination, digital keypad, cam lock, swivel latch……
The question is… what lock do you need for your lockers?
There are lots of different types of locks to consider when purchasing lockers.
In this blog, we unlock the details behind each lock type, taking a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you pick the lock that is best suited to your workplace.
The simple and effective combination lock uses a 4 digit code to access the locker. These locks offer a convenient way to eliminate the need for keys in offices and locker rooms while allowing for secure access for users.
- No need for keys or padlocks which could be lost.
- An emergency override key allows access in the case of a forgotten code.
- Codes can be forgotten and staff members may not always be available with a master key.
An effective keyless locking option, similar to the mechanical combination lock with a 4 digit code. Allows the user to programme in a simple code for their own locker.
- The user-friendly lock removes the need for a key.
- Battery operated so allows for frequent use.
- No need for a master key. A master code allows access to the lockers without the users code.
- Over time the batteries will need to be replaced.
- Codes can be forgotten by the user.
SWIVEL LATCH &
The Swivel Latch can be purchased with or without the combination padlock, and are ideal for lockers that have multiple users. A great cost effective option for any workplace.
- Padlock is easy to use.
- Padlocks do not have to be provided as users may bring their own, reducing the overall cost of the lockers.
- This option may not look as visually appealing and uniform in a public space if users are bringing their own padlocks.
CAM LOCK /
MOISTURE RESISTANT CAM LOCK
The most common and easiest lock to use. A simple key opens the locker and is fitted to all of our lockers as the standard option.
We also provide a moisture resistant cam lock which is suitable for damp environments such as changing rooms.
- Simple, cost-effective and easy to use.
- The small lock size makes it perfect to use on lockers that feature small panels.
- 2 keys are provided with cam locks in case the keys are lost and can be accessed easily by a master key.
- Keys can be very easily misplaced.
- Cam locks may be less secure than some other more durable options such as combination or digital locks.
- May require more admin for staff with issuing keys, replacement keys and holding master keys.
RETURN & RETAIN LOCKS
The Coin Return lock returns the coin to the user when the locker is opened. The Retain lock stores the coin after use, producing a source of revenue.
- Income can be generated by the Retain locks.
- No need for keys or codes.
- Lockers can be used by multiple users so are perfect for busy areas and public spaces.
- More restrictive in use. The lockers will only lock with a coin so would be impractical for many environments such as offices.
- Users can take a locker for the price of a coin, and reserve it indefinitely, preventing any more use or income.
Whatever your locker needs or requirements, QMP has the locking option that will work for you. Check out our full range of locks and speak to our sales team if you need further help in choosing the best solution for your workplace.
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