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Exploring Lock Types for Dry Environment Lockers

Lockers are essential in various environments, serving as secure storage solutions for personal belongings, equipment, and valuables. In dry environments, such as gyms, schools, offices, and public spaces, choosing the right lock type is crucial to ensure security and convenience. In this blog, we will delve into several lock types designed for dry environment lockers and discuss their features and benefits.

Probe Cam Lock

The Probe cam lock is a classic choice for dry environment lockers. It consists of a key-operated cylinder that engages a cam mechanism to secure the locker door. These locks are durable and relatively easy to use, making them a popular choice for a wide range of applications. However, they require physical keys, which may be inconvenient if keys are lost or misplaced. These locks are included in all Probe Locker purchases.

Hasp and Staple

Hasp and staple locks are simple and cost-effective locking solutions. They involve a hasp (a hinged metal loop) that fits over a staple (a metal plate with holes) on the locker door. A padlock is then used to secure the hasp in place. While these locks are affordable and easy to install, they do require the use of an additional padlock to keep the hasp in place, which can be inconvenient for users. These locks are also included in all Probe Locker purchases.

Radial Pin Lock

Radial pin locks are mechanical locks that use a series of pins to secure the locker door. To unlock, users rotate the key, aligning the pins to release the locking mechanism. Radial pin locks provide a good balance between security and ease of use, making them suitable for many dry environment locker applications.

Re-programmable Combination Lock

Re-programmable combination locks offer a tough and flexible keyless solution. Users can set their unique combination from a possible 10,000, providing convenient access without the need for keys or padlocks. These locks are suitable for environments where multiple users require access, as the combinations can be changed regularly to enhance security.

Digital Combination Lock

Digital combination locks feature a keypad for users to enter a predefined code to unlock the locker. They offer keyless access and are simple to program. They are user-friendly and reduce the risk of lost keys. There are 40,000 combinations available and a service key is provided for emergency access.

The RFID Keyless Digital Combination Lock

RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) keyless digital combination locks use RFID technology for secure access control. Users present an RFID card or fob to the lock's reader to gain entry. These locks offer quick and convenient access, making them ideal for high-traffic environments like fitness centres and offices. They can be used independently or paired with existing wireless systems.

Dual Coin/Token Return/Retain

Dual coin/token return/retain locks are commonly used in public spaces like bus stations and swimming pools. Users insert a coin or token to secure the locker, and upon return, they receive their coin/token back. These locks encourage locker turnover and can help manage locker availability efficiently


Choosing the right lock type for dry environment lockers depends on various factors, including security requirements, user convenience, and budget constraints. Whether you opt for a traditional cam lock, a digital combination lock, or an RFID keyless system, the key is to select a lock that aligns with the specific needs of your facility and its users. By doing so, you can provide a secure and hassle-free storage solution for your clientele while enhancing the overall functionality of your lockers.

Contact us on 01244 660839 or email support@shelvingstore.co.uk to find out more about the range of lockers and lock types that we provide.

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