Many senior schools and colleges provide lockers as a safe place for students and staff to store their belongings during the academic day. However, if you have several hundred lockers on site and in regular use, the day-to-day management of the lockers can create an additional burden for the school or college maintenance team. Lost locker keys and broken locks are just two of the common problems with lockers in what can sometimes be a tough environment. The cost of replacing keys and the time taken to replace locks can become an expensive issue.
No more keys
One solution is to remove locker keys from the equation altogether. The KitLock CL1200 is a robust keyless cabinet lock that uses a four-digit code to secure and open lockers. As it’s far easier for a student or staff member to lose a locker key than it is to forget a four-digit code, from a maintenance perspective, using a keyless solution offers the potential for long-term financial and time-management savings. If a student does forget a code, then a master code will open the door to the locker. This process is far easier than having to break the lock open or to arrange for another key to be cut. It also means the locker does not have to be ‘out of action’ while this is being done.
How does a KitLock work?
A KitLock digital cabinet lock functions in two different modes of operation. ‘Single use’ or ‘locker mode’ allows a new code to be selected every time the locker is used. In this mode the locker does not have to belong to a particular student or member of staff. This might be useful in sports changing facilities where the locker is only occupied for a short time, as the contents will be removed before another student uses the locker.
In ‘repeated use mode’, lockers can be allocated to a particular student or staff member on a more permanent basis, like at the start of a new term or academic year. The student is allocated a code and uses the code every day to access the same locker. Students just have to remember which locker is theirs!
Easy to fit and maintain
KitLock is easy to fit, taking just a few minutes to remove the existing cam lock from the door and make an additional top fixing. Once in place a KitLock CL1200 can perform up to 50,000 openings on just two AAA batteries.
For more information on how your school or college can benefit from using a KitLock electronic locker lock or to arrange for a free site visit, contact us on 01635 239645 or visit our website.