It’s common knowledge that putting your items in an unlocked locker is a way to attract thieves. That notwithstanding, some people tend to be careless about closing their locker or getting the right lock that will be suitable for their needs. But if you have some valuables and you want to keep them secured, you may be confused while choosing from different locking devices.
Whether you want to lock up basic items or expensive valuables, here are three locker locks to consider.
Master Lock Standard Combination Padlock
Combination padlocks are one of the most used locks on lockers. With a combination lock, you don’t have to carry physical keys around or worry about misplacing keys. Though they are not very secure, combination padlocks still offer a decent level of protection.
The Locker Lock Combination Padlock from Master Lock features a three-digit preset combo, which cannot be changed. This is a downside because there’s not much you can do when someone else gets to know the codes. To avoid the pin from getting compromised, you may have to memorize the code or write it down somewhere safe.
The locker lock is built with a metal body, steel shackle, stainless steel cover, as well as anti-shim locking mechanism, which makes the lock harder to defeat. Overall, this combination padlock is not recommended for lockers containing valuables. But it will do the job on student lockers and one’s housing basic stuff.
Master Lock Padlock with Bluetooth Feature
Keyless entry locker locks make for easy access to your belongings, so you may want to consider one of those for convenience.
Master Lock’s Bluetooth Padlock lets you access the contents of your locker in two ways. If your Bluetooth-enabled phone is on you, the lock will open sans a code. If you plan to keep your phone in your locker or you won’t be with your mobile device, simply turn off the automatic unlocking feature and open the lock with a directional code on the lock keypad.
Other features of the lock are a weather-resistant cover, shimming protection, access code sharing, and battery port for emergencies.
It’s bad, however, that the lock doesn’t have a very strong build. It can fall apart if hit by something strong like a hammer. For school lockers, this may not be an issue since most schools make sure kids do not have heavy and destructive objects such as hammers.
Stanley Hardened Steel Padlock
If you are one locker owner who is known for forgetting your user combination codes, a keypad lock could be a suitable replacement, as long as you are good with keeping and securing keys.
The Hardened Steel Padlock from Stanley features shrouded hardened steel construction that provides more security and protection. It has anti-pick cylinder protection and dual stainless steel ball bearings, which help resist pry attacks. Owning to its strong build, the padlock will pair well with many kinds of lockers, including gym lockers.
Another cool thing about the lock is it has a removable cylinder. This feature helps in rekeying the core of the lock. You’ll find the feature useful if you want to cut down on the number of keys you use or carry around.
The above locker lock options provide different levels of protection and how they are controlled differs as well. Combination and keyless locks may be used for securing locker with inexpensive items while keyed padlock will go well with lockers containing valuables.
For locker lock installation and upgrades, lockout assistance, or any other locksmith help, contact us at Fast Pro Locksmith, and you’ll be glad you did.
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