Olympus Lock: Defining Rekeyable Cabinet Locks

Sept. 3, 2010
Olympus offers easily rekeyable pin-tumbler, IC and engineered cabinet lock bodies, as well as keyways and cabinet lock solutions for commercial and institutional facilities.

Olympus Lock was founded in 1985 to meet an unfulfilled need in the lock industry for easily rekeyable pin tumbler cabinet locks. The opportunity for Olympus Lock became apparent as institutions like schools, banks, and hospitals began to purchase large quantities of cabinet locks for rekeying.

Most products of the day were not made with rekeying in mind for either wafer or pin tumbler locking mechanisms. Olympus Lock holds numerous United States and Canadian patents for our innovative product ideas.

Today, Olympus offers a wide selection of easily rekeyable pin-tumbler, interchangeable core and engineered cabinet lock bodies for lock manufacturers’ and third party cylinders. Olympus also offers a broad range of keyways and cabinet lock solutions for commercial and institutional facilities. Olympus Lock’s design philosophy is to create locks that provide long-term benefits to the facility through increased efficiency, keyway compatibility and easy maintenance. We provide quality service and delivery, and maintain large on-hand inventories to fill any size order immediately.

Olympus cabinet locks provide a high level of security and are routinely used in a variety of applications including K-12 public schools, colleges and universities, laboratories, prisons and jails, health care and hospitals, casinos, retail cash drawers, lockers, kiosks, retail showcases, airline ticket counters, museums, hotels/motels, amusement parks, theaters, restaurants, country clubs, libraries, airports, police stations, fire stations and churches.

Additionally, Olympus provides cabinet lock solutions that allow most if not all of the commercial casework and office furniture to utilize the same key system (including many high-security systems) as the facility’s door hardware.

Over the past 20 years, Olympus has expanded its product families to meet a variety of customer needs. Within each of the product families, Olympus offers a range of cabinet lock types and finishes including door and drawer deadbolt locks, cam locks, sliding door locks and latch locks.

Small pin locks

A value-priced alternative to commercial keyway or IC core locks, these locks accept slightly smaller keys and do not key into standard commercial door hardware. They provide pin-tumbler security at an entry level price. Olympus offers these locks in either a National D4292 or CCL R1 keyway. All small pin locks included patented features that make rekeying on site fast and easy.

The office furniture lock products listed below can be keyed into commercial door hardware allowing for “one-key” access to doors, drawers and cabinets. This permits fewer or even one key system in use throughout a facility.

Standard (large pin) cylinder cabinet locks

Standard cylinder locks chamber a typical “key-in-knob” type cylinder. Olympus offers this line of cabinet locks for the following cylinder types:

Complete lock with cylinder in a Schlage C keyway

Less cylinder to accept compatible third-party cylinders including Schlage original cylinders, Medeco, and ASSA cylinders

Less cylinder to accept Sargent original cylinders

All of the standard cylinder cabinet locks are equipped with the patented rekeyability features making changing the key bitting as easy as a key-in-knob cylinder.

Interchangeable core cabinet lock bodies

For SFIC (small format interchangeable cores) - These cabinet lock bodies accept Best, Arrow, Falcon or equivalent IC cores. Olympus also offers 6- or 7-pin SFIC cores if required. A non-IC core, ¾” cam lock is now available on limited Best keyways. More keyways will be introduced during 2011.

For Schlage style full-size IC core - These cam, door, drawer, cabinet and ratchet lock bodies accept Classic or Primus/Everest Schlage full-size IC cores, Medeco Keymark IC cores, Yale IC cores and Mul-T-Lock IC cores. For Corbin/Russwin IC core - These cabinet lock bodies accept Corbin/Russwin IC cores

Specialty Locks

Padlockable cam lock - This is a cam lock that accepts a padlock as the locking device. Typical usage is on lockers.

Showcase Locks

New items: Olympus is constantly adding new items to our product lines in order to provide a more “complete” cabinet lock solution for the institutional user. We have recently announced the addition of showcase locks to our small pin; standard cylinder and interchangeable core product lines and we now also offer a small pin file cabinet lock. If you are looking to key your cabinets to your door system, Olympus probably has a solution.

To provide solid mounting office locks into less than solid furniture, Olympus Lock offers the ETS line of through-bolt mounting plates, mounting plates with built-in pulls and templates. These through-bolt plates provide solid mounting onto particle board and similar office furniture.

Olympus Lock offers a variety of accessories to ensure the best possible appearance and lock operation. These include internal spacers, strikes and cams for most applications. To change the key bitting combination, we have pin kits for the National and CCL keyway locks.

Olympus Lock is a manufacturer of easily rekeyable, pin tumbler cabinet locks and interchangeable core cabinet lock bodies for a broad range of commercial applications. Our mission is to create pin tumbler cabinet locks and accessories of unparalleled innovation, quality, keyway compatibility, and value in a manner, which sets a new industry standard for excellence.

Beth Nielsen has been the Director of Marketing at Olympus Lock since 1992 and is responsible for overseeing all advertising, promotional programs and public relations.

For more information contact us toll free at 800-525-0954 or visit Web Site: www. olympus-lock.com.