Cam Locks

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The cam lock was invented in 1985 by a Canadian inventor by the name of Volker Guelck. Cam locks act as quick and easy security devices for cabinet drawers, safety boxes, lockers, doors, windows and many other compartments. Read More…

Cam Locks A cam lock is a kind of latch or fastener that is meant to affix two or more parts together. It consists of a base and a cam, in which a key is inserted into the base to rotate the cam, anywhere from 90 to 180 degrees, thus latching and unlatching the lock.

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Long Beach, CA  |  800-433-5554

As an ISO certified source for industrial hardware, Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products is a company you can trust in for excellent locks. Quality, service & value are the core to being a top OEM supplier and SPEP offers a wide range of additional products including quarter turn, compression & recessed latches, as well as a complete line of industrial hinges. Please call SPEP today!

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Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products (SPEP) $$$

Clifton, NJ  |  800-524-2575

We will work with you to custom design locks that will fit your needs exactly. We are committed to supplying a wide variety of locks including vending machine locks, cam locks, door locks and a broad selection of others. The average tenure of our engineers is over ten years and we want to put that experience to work for you! To learn more about our company and how to get started, email or call us today!

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Northeast Lock Corp. $$$

Elizabeth, NJ  |  800-834-9017

Maffey’s is a fully licensed locksmith providing functional and user friendly security products such as door and security locks as well as keys. Courteous, reliable and professional, we strive to provide lasting improvements for both home and workplace security. Maffey’s Security Group uses comprehensive planning and the implementation of physical security systems needed to secure your future.

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Maffey's Security Group $$$

Gainesville, GA  |  866-988-5625

At Ranger Lock, we’ve been committed to creating more secure locks and lock guards since we opened the doors to our company all the way back in 2002. One of our most popular products, the ATF-Compliant Lock Box, is consistently a best-seller from the Ranger Lock online store due to its rugged construction and durability. When you need a fully ATF-compliant lock guard, you need the Ranger Lock ATF-Compliant Lock Box.

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Ranger Lock $$$

Green Bay, WI  |  920-499-0022

VSI is North America`s largest producer of vehicle locks for the heavy truck market. Earning their position as a leader in lock & key solutions, VSI designs, produces & sells mechanical locks to major domestic truck suppliers & their international affiliates for production & aftermarket. VSI’s locks meet exact specifications and follow AIAG guidelines for quality & customer satisfaction.

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VSI, LLC $$$
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A cam lock is a type of latch that has a bolt, also called a "cam," which rotates about a rotation axis passing through one end of the cam, rather than oscillating as a piston. The cam is typically directly connected to a rotating plug, such as a screw, through the rotation axis.

Adjusting a cam lock can also be done by flipping a lever, thus pinching the door or window to its frame or one cabinet panel to another.

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Cam locks provide key control in a strong and secure package, resisting drilling, pulling and other forced entry due to unique keyways. Some manufacturers use patented key control programs, thus preventing illegal duplication of keys.

Along with their reliability, cam locks are also very simple and manageable to use, making them quite popular, especially in homes and offices where valuables and personal information is stored. Cam locks are suitable for use with both metal and non-metal door locks and have numerous applications.

When choosing one, several considerations should be kept in mind. First, the cam rotation must be chosen. Various cam positions, rotations, degrees and key removal are possible. Second, a standard or custom model must be chosen, depending on the particular application.

In terms of length, cam locks can be condensed and more flat, this being the most common and simplest, or tubular and longer in length. A wide variety of sizes, components and key configurations are available with cam locks. Several finishes can be added to the lock, such as nickel, brass, copper and iron, as well as various colors and finishes.

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