Cam locks are one of the most common types of locks used and being both a cheap and effective way of securing inner doors/drawers, we can see why. The simple locks consist of two parts, which can easily be installed for use in most applications.
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What Are Cam Locks Used For?
Cam locks are ideal for reducing access for inner doors where other security measures would need to be bypassed before getting to the cam lock. Some of the common uses for cam locks include:
- Inner doors
- Display cases
How Secure Are Cam locks?
Cam locks don’t tend to be the most secure locks, however they do have a purpose and can be a highly effective way of deterring people to look through things such as your cupboards or filing cabinets. We would therefore recommend them as a way to restrict access to certain areas where only trusted people have direct access.
For example, in an office space your staff are likely to have access, but you may have a filing cabinet containing sensitive information which shouldn’t be open for other staff members to look through. In this situation a cam lock is the ideal solution to keep the filing cabinet secure.
How To Install Cam Locks
Cam locks can vary so it’s best to refer to any installation documentation before trying to install a cam lock. Most cam locks come in two parts, one part to attach to the door or drawer and the other to attach to the inside of the closing. The second part should simply screw in place, but you will need to drill a hole into the drawer or door to the size of the cam lock in order to install the main locking mechanism.