Top 3 Long Lasting School Locks: Administrators Take a Look at This!

Posted In DigitalOlympus Feature Articles - By Josh Cole On Friday, September 13th, 2013 With 0 Comments

Locker manufacturers nationwide report that business is booming, particularly in California, Arizona and the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana,” according to Los Angeles Times. Let’s be honest, even if they faced a rough time during the 80’s and 90’s, lockers have always been the quintessential symbol of the American high school.

School lockers are iconic, because they are used by every student every day. This means that lockers are the first thing to wear down during the school year. Students, all over the US, rely on their lockers to guard their belongings: books, iPods, notebooks… And it is why school administrators continually invest in repairing and replacing locks.

 What Should You Look for in a School Lock?

Definitely, administrators should think about endurance and dependability. For example, in the case of combination locks, the most common issue faced by students is failure in the main mechanism due to constant use, or sudden damage when resetting the combination during the school year; making durability an issue for this model.

 Key locks are popular, but share some common problems. One, they are prone to having its keys breaking off inside them. Two, students tend to misplace their keys; which means that you will need to look for a spare and provide a new copy on a regular basis. Key locks are not the most dependable model available when dealing with kids.

Solution? These are our top 3 recommendations:

While there are many vendors that may offer locks for school lockers, including eBay and Amazon, we advise acquiring your bulk locker locks from specialized companies, like Fleetwood Student Sales, Inc., because on top of providing a wide variety of locks, they also provide free expert assistance to help you find the right lock model for your school.

 Now, having said that, let’s take a look at the top 3 long lasting locks available in the market:

  1. Masterlock 1502: This is, by far, the best-selling combination lock in the world. The Masterlock 1502 includes a combination chart to facilitate lock system administration, a wide double-reinforced stainless steel body designed to endure misuse, as well as a hardened steel shackle for extra resistance. If you are looking for the most reliable and durable school locker lock, consider model 1505.

  2. Digilock T-52: this lock offers the advantage of being a proximity lock. This means that no key or combination is necessary, reducing damage to a minimum. Required maintenance is also minimal, so it’s quite a cost-efficient alternative for your school. You can learn about its installation process in this link.

  3. Masterlock 1525EZRC: this model offers the same advantages as the Masterlock 1502, like the double-reinforced stainless steel body and the hardened steel shackle. The main difference lays in its easy-to-dial combinations. Also called Simple Combos™, the Masterlock 1525EZRC offers control key for supervisory access.

Lockers may be the quintessential symbol of the American high school; but, school locks are the unsung heroes of a rock-solid school budget. A reliable and durable school lock can be a game changer for a school administration’s financial plan, because they are an affordable way to keep those lockers working all year long.

What do you think of these recommendations? Have you already bought your school locks for this year? Let us know how it went in the comment section below!


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