Common metal cabinet locks are mainly wafer locks, mechanical combination locks and electronic cipher locks. With the development of internet of things technology, intelligent and high-safety IoT locks will also be widely used in metal cabinets. Each type of lock has its own key technology and security. In other word, each has its own merits.
1. Wafer Locks
Wafer lock is one of the locks commonly used in metal filing cabinets. The wafer lock belongs to the traditional mechanical lock. It works by using the key combination with different widths on the key to resist and align the wafers in different positions in the plug, and thus the plug can rotate freely to open the lock. Wafer locks are generally simple in construction and do not have strong anti-theft performance. After years of R & D and production, Make has produced a new type of wafer lock with high safety, effectively preventing being technically opened.
The entirely mechanical combination lock has no electronic device, large key amounts and is safe and reliable. Since there is no need for power supply, mechanical combination locks are generally stable and durable. The four-digit combination lock is usually more common.
Electronic cipher locks are also commonly used in metal filing cabinets. The locks are widely used because of the advantages of easy operation and being able to modify passwords at will. The electronic cipher lock is mainly applied to some high-end metal filing cabinets (e.g. confidential filing cabinets). The lock has a strong anti-theft function. It can change the password at will for multiple people to use at the same time.
4. Smart Locks
In a word, as one of our daily office furniture, metal filing cabinets have different locks due to different uses. However, no matter which type of lock is used, its safety will be our main consideration!