How to Choose Furniture Locks11/13/2015 Back To Blog
People with kids understand the significance of cabinet locks. Why ruin furniture if it wouldn't be for the safety of our little ones! Good news parents: not all locks damage furniture. Till they reach the age when they understand how to protect themselves from accidents, it's best to keep the knives, medicine and tools locked away. The good thing is that there are several options on the market but before you go shopping, take a moment to consider your needs. You have to consider how many cabinets you want to secure and whether these are found in high traffic areas in your home. You also have to check the value of your furniture and think whether you want an easy lock installation. Some locks need higher accuracy for their installation. Antique furniture will be damaged if you have to drill holes to install a lock and in this case, it's best to go with locks that adhere.
Child proof your cabinets the right way
Since we are not talking about file cabinet locks, but locks installed at your precious furniture at home or at kitchen cabinets of a house which doesn't belong to you, it's not easy to make a choice. Whether your landlord forbids you to drill cabinets or you don't mind drilling your furniture, you still have to think of whether you use these cabinets a lot. Spring release cabinet door locks will make you suffer. It's best to use them only in cabinets rarely used. Sliding locks are not a bad idea but it will depend on whether the knobs or handles of the cabinets are long or not and how dexterous your kid is since they can be removed by some small hands.
If you have toddlers and cannot afford to ruin your furniture, go for the adhesive ones. They are easily installed and removed but you should knowthat as children start getting older, they won't be of any use. You must also make sure they adhere well or they won't be a good solution. Perhaps the most popular safety and security door locks for cabinets are the magnetic ones. They are easily installed at the inner part of cabinets and you can use one magnetic key for all of them. Simply put the key at the outer part of the cabinet (where the magnetic lock is installed) and the cabinet will open. Just don't lose the key!