How Safe is Your Filing Cabinet?

Not all filing cabinets are the best or most robust on the market. As is usually the case with these things, the more you invest in a filing cabinet, the better quality it is likely to be.

The lock on a filing cabinet is one of the most important elements of the entire unit. A weak lock on a good quality cabinet is going to make it very easy for someone to break in. That would be bad news for you, regardless of whether you use the cabinet for personal paperwork or for business paperwork.

If you are now looking at your filing cabinet and realising the lock isn’t as good as you thought it was, don’t worry. As with most locks, it can be replaced. There are lots of replacement filing cabinet locks on the market. The Pixlocks team is experienced in identifying and fitting the best locks for various requirements. Each lock comes supplied with keys, providing a complete solution to enhance your security at home or in the office.

Do you have a broken lock, a broken key, or lost keys?

These are the three most popular reasons why people think about getting a replacement lock for a filing cabinet. Of course, if the cabinet has been broken into, the cabinet itself may be damaged. In that case, it is usually best to purchase a new one with a stronger lock already installed.

However, if the cabinet is intact and you have broken the lock or misplaced the keys, you can save money by investing in another lock to replace the old one. The replacement process doesn’t usually take long, and we can advise you on the best locks for your requirements. Some locks work by locking all the cabinet drawers in one go, i.e. multi-drawer locks. Others lock individual drawers. We can identify the type you need and suggest appropriate solutions.

If a key has broken off inside the lock, it might be possible to remove it. We can do this for you, leaving you to get a replacement key if you don’t have another spare to rely on. However, some people decide it is time to get a better-quality lock when this happens.

A fast solution to filing cabinet locking issues

Since most filing cabinets are used to store important paperwork, it can be frustrating to find you cannot access your cabinet. It might also be problematic if you need something in a hurry.

Our 24-hour locksmith services cover more unusual problems such as these, as well as more familiar ones involving being locked out of your home or business. Being locked out of your filing cabinet doesn’t sound as dramatic, but we know from experience that it can still cause problems.

That’s why we provide a fast and effective service to all our customers. We’ll also provide you with quotes for various solutions to this situation, so you can decide whether a replacement lock is right for you.