The Importance of Cabinet Locks01/20/2017 Back To Blog
A Little Bit of Everything
Locking mechanisms on cabinets have only started becoming a popular option in more modern homes. In the past, only Nana's safe had a keypad lock attached to it but nowadays people have realized the very real safety and security benefits of utilizing cabinet locking systems in their own homes or offices. There are a variety of different ways to lock indoor storage items including the aforementioned keypad, or a padlock, or a built in turn key. The lock type chosen should suit the object it secures – which can be anything from a medicine cabinet, right through to a gun storage drawer.
The Benefits of Indoor Locking
The benefits of indoor locking are fairly obvious to observe. For instance, locking potentially dangerous items away from children is a good way to keep them from harm. When those children grow up, bedroom door locks can be used to provide them with privacy as teenagers. In an office environment, indoor locks provide a more defined benefit of security. For example, having that extra layer of protection on your filing cabinets gives you a lot of leeway in court, should any documents be compromised, as you can prove that you went to some lengths to protect them by locking both the external doors and the internal cabinets. Failing the need for legal protection locked cabinets can just be a good way of ensuring private documents aren’t accessed by unauthorized employees.
Getting It Setup
If you’re considering getting an indoor locking mechanism for some cabinets or if you already have one, then we’d like to recommend that you get a spare pair of keys made. This is pretty standard in the Locksmith industry and will enable you to access your things even if the master key goes missing. In fact, it’s better to keep the master key stored somewhere and only use your copy. A professional Locksmith should have no problem giving you two or more copies of a key and attaching a lock to your indoor cabinet for you. Test that you can get the lock open before letting your Locksmith walk through to make sure the job has been completed properly.
Well Worth the Effort
The effort to get a good indoor locking system setup is minimal and definitely outweighed by the pros of having one. So whether you’re thinking of child-proofing your home or further securing your office, go for it. Getting electronic locks might help you to avoid the whole losing keys scenario which can come with too many locks, so bear that in mind when thinking of the overall number of locks you’d like installed in your house.