Furniture bolts such as wardrobe latch, drawer hasp, wardrobe cabinet locks, pedestal unit bolts, etc. are available in many designs and sizes. When it comes to the cupboard bolt system, there is a plethora of modern designs that provide high security to the contents stored in the cupboard. Here we will discuss the various kinds of cupboard latches.
Fixed Core and Removable Core
Prior to discussing various kinds of cupboard bars, it is important to understand that a steel wardrobe lock can be of fixed core or removable core design. A fixed core bolt is integrated into the cupboard and is a part of the unit. The hasp has a set of keys. Only that set of keys can close and open it. The fixed core bolt can come with a master key but a particular set of keys will work only with its matching fixed core bolt.
A removable core clasp is not integrated into the cupboard and is simply fixed inside the hollow space of the cupboard. The clasp core can be removed and replaced with another bolt with different keys whenever required. This provides a lot of flexibility.
Types of Bolts
Both traditional and smart bolts are available for cupboards. Traditional hasps use the conventional mechanical levers to secure the cupboard while smart bolts go a step further and utilise electromagnetism and modern software to secure the cupboard. Here we will discuss both kinds of bolts.
The following types of traditional latching mechanisms are widely used for cupboards with hasps.
Cam wardrobe lock has a cylinder with a base attached with a piece of metal. The metal piece operates a rotating bolt when the key is turned in the bar. The key can be removed in both locked and opened positions. The bolt can be constructed of zinc alloy, nickel, steel, etc.
Latches for cupboards having sliding shutters are also available in the market. A cupboard sliding clasp is a mortise bolt that has a spring-loaded latch mechanism to close and open the sliding shutter. The latch is installed on the side of the wardrobe. The size of the latch varies. For example, a 3 door sliding wardrobe bolt having 1200mm long locking latch. The thickness of the wardrobe shutter determines the size of the sliding bolt it requires. A clasp for sliding wardrobe lock can be made of stainless steel, brass, or zinc alloy with chrome or nickel finish. Push bolts are suitable for cupboards with overlay and sliding shutters. As the name suggests, you simply need to push the unit to close it. But it can be opened with a key only.
Combination bolts for the cupboard is also a good choice. The combination bolt usually has a four-digit number assembly and you need to align the numbers as per the code. Such latches come with thousands of number combinations. The bar is like a knob which you need to rotate by 90 degrees after opening it, using the number combination. A combination clasp provides keyless access to the cupboard, thus there is no need to store keys. Combination bolts are available for both wooden and metal cupboards.
Digital bolting systems for wardrobes have become popular in recent times especially for securing high-value items. A digital bolt for a cupboard is a password protected bolt. This implies that the latch requires anyone wanting to access the cupboard to enter a specific password to open the cupboard. A numbered keypad is a present on the latch unit through which one needs to enter the password set by the cupboard’s owner. Modern digital bolting systems enable you to change the password frequently.
Another security feature is that the digital bolt automatically goes into lockdown mode if incorrect passwords are entered for a specific number of times. A digital cupboard utilises wardrobe magnetic lock flux generated by electricity to keep the brass wardrobe closed. The electricity supply either comes from batteries present in it or from some electrical source. Power bank may also be present in the latching system for emergency power supply. The digital latch is a suitable Sliding cupboard that comes in various designs suitable for shutters of various thicknesses.
The biometric latch is another highly secure smart bolt for cupboards. A biometric bolt for the cupboard does not require a key to open. Instead, it needs authorised fingerprints to grant access. An attached scanner reads the person’s fingerprints and matches them with the record stored in the bolt's computer. The cupboard opens only if there is a match. The biometric latch can store hundreds of fingerprints depending upon the model. A biometric latch is suitable for cupboards used to store sensitive items.
The wardrobe door bolt price depends upon its configuration, size, material, and the brand. Digital and biometric cupboard latches cost more as compared to conventional cupboard locks due to their higher security quotient.
|Godrej Supernova Wardrobe Lock||Rs. 444|
|Godrej Popular Multipurpose Furniture Lock for Drawers & Wardrobes||Rs. 117|
|Quba Multi Lock Q-200M-40||Rs. 155|
|Godrej New Multi Purpose Furniture Lock with Reversible Key for Drawers & Wardrobes||Rs. 165|
|Godrej Universal Drawer Cupboard Lock (75 mm)||Rs. 339|
Brand - Godrej
- Dual electronic access for high level of security and burglar alarm
- Adjustable spy code maintain the secrecy of password
- Add or delete user key in case the key is lost
- Twist & Turn System
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