Locks and locking systems are used to secure doors, cabinets, and other points of entry. Locks and locking systems can be found in a wide variety of facilities from exterior doors, to schools, to retail operations, to manufacturing facilities. Locks and locking systems should be selected to provide the appropriate level of protection depending on the application, property location, property value, goods being protected, and/or the level of risk associated with loss of business or assets. A security door lock is not only limited to exterior doors. Locks and locking systems vendors also supply cabinet hardware security locks for specific applications such as filing cabinets or gun cabinets.
A deadbolt is one type of security lock. A deadbolt is more secure than a traditional spring lock, because a deadbolt cannot be opened except by rotating the lock cylinder. A keyless deadbolt lock is a locking mechanism that can be remotely locked or unlocked. A separate version of the keyless deadbolt is an electronic deadbolt. An electronic deadbolt includes a computer chip that can be programmed to lock the door automatically after leaving or entering. An electronic deadbolt can also be opened without use of a key. Rolling security codes help keep electronic deadbolts safe from break ins. Locks and locking systems can also be coupled with security systems, closed camera TVs, intruder detection equipment, garage door openers, or remotely activated lighting devices.
A related product in the Locks and locking systems segment is a taper lock. A taper lock is used in the fabrication of pulleys, plate sprockets, fans, etc. A taper lock bushing is internal sleeve compression fittings that are lock to a permanent shaft in a more substantial way. Other hardware similar to locks and locking systems are also available.