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Buying guide: Cabinet lock

Cabinet locks are fasteners which are fitted to a cabinet door or a cabinet drawer to keep it firmly closed. Cabinet locks have different functioning mechanisms. The type of lock is dependent on many variables, such as the material of the cabinet door or drawer and the level of security you want.

Types of cabinets

Cabinets are very diverse as far as shape, size, functionality, material and location. · Location: Bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, garage, etc. · Material: Wood, glass, metal, plastic, or any combination of two materials. · Types of doors and drawers: Two door, sliding door, one door, etc. · Purpose: To hold items in a neat manner and keep them out of sight and organised. A lock can protect your cabinet from children or from burglars. The complexity of the lock will depend on how much security you want the lock to provide.

Types of locks

Locks can be incorporated in the cabinet or they can be installed afterwards. There are several types of cabinet locks that you can consider: · The cam lock is appropriate for almost any type of cabinet · Lever locks are suitable for big, solid wood or metal cabinets · The locker lock is for club lockers or school lockers. · Cupboard locks are for keeping fine cupboard collections secure · Furniture locks are designed to prevent children from going through things · Child safety locks are used in kitchens and bathrooms to prevent children from accessing cupboard contents.

Lock manufacturers

Considering that you don’t have a lock and you wish to buy one, you should consider some of the experienced lock manufacturers such as Lowe and Fletcher Ltd., T. Morgan & Sons or Imperial Locks. If you are interested in buying a cabinet that already has a lock, you should consider the Hon file cabinet lock, or the cabinet Squire locks, etc. Websites There are plenty of websites which offer information on locking file cabinets and on specific cabinets such as the Hon filing cabinet. You can check with: Nextag.com, Racksrv.com, Hon.com, Squirelocks.com. There are also specialty locks, such as the gun cabinet locks and the sliding glass door locks.

Best cabinet lock

It is really up to you to decide which type of cabinet lock to buy. But you must remember that your cabinet lock has to meet some mandatory requirements. Cabinet locks need to be durable and well-attached. They must be made out of quality materials and they must serve the purpose that they were created for, which is 'protection'.

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