New Cabinet Lock-In-A-Box from RCI

Drawer and door cabinet locks have depended on wafer lock construction for decades. Wafer locks are useful for keeping prying eyes or young children from getting to the contents of a cabinet, but that is the extent of their usefulness. Locksmiths...


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INSTALLATION
A flush surface at right angles to the door or drawer front is required for mounting the lock. The lock case is approximately 3 1/2” deep, 3 3/4” wide and less than 1/2” thick. A paper template simplifies placement of the lock case. The lock can be mounted in either a horizontal or vertical position.

The iButton reader has approximately 15” of cable and the lock unit has approximately 7” of cable. This allows the reader to be installed up to 20” away from the lock at any convenient location on the frame of the furniture. The reader is fastened with a push-on washer. On thin material, drill an 11/32” hole through the cabinet at the desired reader location.

On material thicker than 3/16”, the installation hole must be counterbored. Drill an 11/16” hole from the inside of the cabinet and stop approximately 3/16” from the outer face of the cabinet. Complete drilling through the cabinet using an 11/32” drill bit. Insert the reader cable from the outside of the cabinet, and then fasten the iButton reader in place using the star clip washer.

Proper strike plate (pawl) placement is important. The strike plate must not cause the springlatch to bind. Instructions suggest using double-backed tape to temporarily test placement of the strike before final installation of the strike plate screws.

Note: Batteries should be replaced on a timely basis. In case of complete battery failure, the strike plate has an access hole for releasing the springlatch. When all else fails, a tiny hole can be drilled through the door or drawer face to access the springlatch.

A good idea would be to keep measurements of the strike plate location on file in case the access hole would have to be drilled at some future time.

For further information contact your local locksmith distributor or RCI, web site www.rutherfordcontrols.com or telephone 800-265-6630.       

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