Monday, September 23, 2019

How to Replace File Cabinet Locks

An important addition to office furniture, file cabinet locks are an easy and economical option to keep everything from files to personal items safe.

Before getting ahead of ourselves, if there is currently a lock and mechanism in the furniture, a new file cabinet lock may not be required. Just enter the lock code (found on the face of the lock core) and the manufacturer on www.easykeys.com to purchase a replacement key. If you would prefer to change the lock core to use a different lock code (key), you can switch the lock core to another code within the same series. A change key, new lock core, and a new key would be required for this option.

Now, on to the file cabinet locks! If the existing lock is damaged, or if there is not a current lock, a new filing cabinet lock replacement is for you! Finding the correct lock kit for your item doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s easy to select your lock as long as you know the manufacturer and have the previous lock measurements. If you do not have that information, just send photographs of the furniture to info@easykeys.com. Our team will help you become the office hero!

There are several manufacturers and file cabinet lock options available to meet your needs. HON, Wesko, Hirsh, Anderson Hickey, and FireKing Medeco just to mention a few.

Check out all of our replacement file cabinet locks online here.

Once you find your lock, use our YouTube videos to assist in installation.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Secure your Business with a File Locking Bar

Afraid Karen is going to take your M&Ms? Or maybe you need to protect something a little more serious like employee information, tax files, or even Peanut M&Ms!

File locking bars are a great solution to add extra security to an existing file cabinet. File cabinet lock bars attach to the outside of a file cabinet and are secured with a padlock. Even if someone has a key for the existing lock core in your furniture, the additional padlock would require a new and unique key.

The external file cabinet lock bars are determined by the size of your furniture piece – Easykeys provides multiple sizes ranging from one drawer all the way up to 5 drawer filing cabinets. The ABUS filebars are constructed of 16-gauge steel and include the screws required for mounting. The file locking bars are reversible and can be mounted on the left or right side of the cabinet, making it even more accomodating for your space. File cabinet lock bars are so secure they meet the DoD industrial security requirements!

File Cabinet Lock Bar



Click the option with your file cabinet drawer quantity to find more information and purchase. EasyKeys.com provides instructions for installation along with real human customer service if more assistance is needed.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Best Padlocks Throughout History

Security has been a priority for people since the beginning of time, which helped encourage the creation of padlocks. These types of locks have been around for thousands of years, and remain a consistent provider of security. Padlocks are small and portable, which provides the freedom to use the lock in many different locations.

After the creation of a padlock design (the oldest recorded padlocks are the Roman padlocks from 500 BC), this style of lock spread through the use of trade merchants and became common.


Roman Padlock
(https://unitedlocksmith.net/blog/the-history-of-padlocks)
Viking padlocks were made to secure tribesmen’s paddocks, which could be where the name “padlock” originated. Another type of popular padlock was dubbed the “smokehouse padlock.” Smokehouses became frequently used in England to preserve food. In order to prevent theft from animals and humans alike, the padlock later called the smokehouse padlock was created. This type of padlock used a key, but was not up to security standards of today since it could be picked without leaving any evidence. A new type of padlock called the “cast heart padlock” was created in Scandinavia. These locks were made from bronze or brass which made them strong and weather resistant. Because of that and the ability to mass produce, the cast heart padlock grew in popularity. These locks were shaped similarly to a heart shape and could have contributed to the “love lock” tradition where couples attach a padlock to a bridge or fence, symbolizing their love.

Cast Heart Padlock
(https://unitedlocksmith.net/blog/the-history-of-padlocks)

Padlocks have evolved and changed over the years, but continue to be a symbol of and provide security for various areas and items. EasyKeys carries multiple options to suit any potential need. We have padlocks of different materials; options for indoors and outdoors; combination padlocks or keyed padlocks; and even color choices! Whether you’re looking for a lock for school lockers, an ABUS lock bar, or even to symbolize your love - EasyKeys has the best padlock for you.

Take a look at some of our best padlock options below, or click here to see them all!



Brass Padlock

A brass padlock with 2 keys. These can be keyed alike or differently.



Aluminum Alloy Padlock

An aluminum alloy padlock: light, but secure. 1/4-Inch diameter shackle made of hardened steel with NANO PROTECT™ coating for extra corrosion resistance. These can be keyed alike or differently.
Combination Padlock
A combination padlock with a heavy duty solid zinc body with chrome plating for weather resistance. This lock also requires no tools required to change combination.