More about each type of lock that we supply:
Cam locks are the most common lock used on office furniture such as lockers and filing cabinets. The lock consists of a barrel, the length of which can range from 8mm to 32mm but typically about 20mm. Most cam locks have a threaded body, which can be fitted to the furniture by a nut. Some lock bodies are milled to be fixed by a horseshoe clip. A third method of fixing cam locks is a snap-in fix which is for easy fitting into sheet metal panels of less than 2mm thickness. When the key is turned in the lock this rotates a cam, which in turn locks/unlocks the locker or cabinet. The cam is fitted to the end of the lock body and comes in various shapes and sizes. They can be straight, cranked or hooked depending on the furniture it is being fitted to.
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the most common type of door locks are the sash deadlock (mortice lock). This type of lock requires a pocket/hole for the lock body to fit into and would be most commonly found on older buildings and properties in the UK. Night Latch locks are a spring loaded lock that requires a hole for the cylinder and is mounted onto the inside of the door it is operated by a latch on the inside and can be opened by a key from the outside of the door.
Espagnolette and multi point locks
Normally fitted to cupboards and doors, these can be attached in multiple points with the aid of locking bars that lock top and bottom of the door when the key is turned in the lock. The lock body may also have a dead bolt that secures the door at the centre point. Domestic doors and windows will have up to five fixing points for added security.
Euro cylinder locks
These are most commonly used on doors and are the most widely used door lock. They require a hole going through the door for the cylinder to fit into, and they are easy to replace with a fixing screw located on the edge of the door.
These types of locks are used on a wide range of office furniture and engage by rotating the handle after inserting the key to unlock. Some are available with removable barrels, which we can also supply. However, the locking mechanism is the same as for the multi-point locks.
These are most commonly used to secure a chain or device and can be used in conjunction with a latch lock or hasp and staple They are available from our website in a range of sizes including long shackle and combination along with keyed alike and master key-able versions.
These type of locks are most common on desk and mobile pedestal units and come in a variety of fixing types normally single flange or double flange and also horseshoe clip or snap-in fix. The actuator cams on pedestal locks vary but most have a straight peg which comes in different lengths. Many newer pedestals have cams with odd shaped pegs which act as an anti-tilt device. When the key is turned in the lock, this rotates the cam - which in turn lifts a bar that runs the height of the pedestal that locks all the drawers in place. An important note when ordering peg locks is to make sure you get the correct cam movement. 1. Horizontal – when the flange/flanges are horizontal, the peg rotates 180 degrees top to bottom. 2. Vertical – the peg rotates from one wing to the other.
This type of lock is mainly used on basic cupboard and drawer units depending on the orientation of the barrel. The locking mechanism is normally a dead bolt but can also be a spring loaded slam shut variety where you would only need the key to unlock the furniture. Though normally square or circular the back plate can be in a variety of shapes. The important dimensions, if replacing an existing lock are the length and diameter of the nozzle and the back set. The backset is measured from the centre of the keyhole to the bolt edge of the lock.
Sliding door locks
The range of sliding door locks we supply are for glass cabinets and other sliding door furniture in which a push button lock would be used to engage the bolt to secure the door. Glass cabinet locks also come in a ratchet lock version which is quite versatile and sometimes referred to as crocodile locks due to the long serrated edge that locks in place.
Another style of sliding door lock suitable for tambours and crescendo units are a spring loaded scissor locking mechanism in which to lock both doors together or to the edge of the furniture. There are also wing fixed cam lock versions that lock into place with the use of a hooked cam.
Wooden locker locks
The wooden locker locks that we supply come with flat steel key type keys and engage the locking mechanism in a similar way to rim locks where a bolt enters a striking plate to secure the furniture. They come in different nozzle lengths to accommodate various wooden panel thicknesses.
Strong, secure, and great value, standard euro cylinder barrel locks fit easily into most existing doors and windows in domestic and office buildings. They are very difficult to pick and the leading brands are backed by a 10-year warranty.
Because of their popularity, these locks come in an incredible range of cylinder sizes. Most are made of brass and they may be nickel-plated for weather and rust-resistance; the majority have a five-pin tumbler and a single cylinder, but you will also find double cylinder, thumbturn, anti-snap and adjustable cam models in our range.
Fast Keys stocks barrel locks from the industry leaders like Sterling, ISEO and Union, and we provide discounts for bulk orders, delivered quickly to your door. Our online service makes ordering your locks easy and convenient.
Securing office furniture like desks, drawers and cabinets helps keep your documents, valuables and other assets safe.
We have 20 years of experience of supplying furniture locks from the leading brands like Lowe and Fletcher, Ronis France, Asec, Ojmar , Union, Sterling and Triumph.
Some of the most popular furniture lock types are:
· Cam locks
· Filing cabinet locks
· Barrel locks
· Pedestal locks
· Rim locks
· Tambour locks
· Small Cabinet Locks
There are many other types of lock in our range, with multiple shapes and sizes to match your furniture dimensions. We provide generous discounts for bulk and same day dispatch for orders received before 3pm.
With drawer locks for desks and other items of office furniture there are two main options:
· Pedestal locks are commonly used for a set of drawers –these are single or double-winged and snapped in or fixed by horseshoe clip; the locking bar can be vertical or horizontal.
· Rim locks– square, round, or oval designs with a deadbolt that slots behind a striking plate secured to the drawer; usually 16mm to 20mm in dimension.
The leading suppliers of drawer locks are Lowe and Fletcher, Ronis France, Ojmar, Hafele, Huwil, Eurofit, BMB Germany and Triumph. All these and many more can be found in our collection, in a wide range of shapes and sizes to fit almost any drawer.
We provide generous discounts on bulk orders and the fastest delivery time in the UK.