Among the many innovative locking solutions available from Capitol Industries Inc. is a selection of switch and tubular locks. These locks are frequently used in commercial products that are left unattended for lengthy periods, from vending machines and glass display cabinets to elevator controls and storage compartments in recreational vehicles.
Another very common application for these locking systems is in automated teller machines, or ATMs. Machines that handle cash need the highest level of security, which these Capitol units always deliver.
One of many systems
Physical locks are just one of many security systems that ATMs tend to use, others being electronic firewalls and encryption. But these locks are important to prevent hackers and thieves from stealing money. What makes switch and tubular locks right for this task is their high level of security, as each has a unique combination that cannot be duplicated by other keys. Tubular locks are available in a switch format that offers a wide range of electrical functions.
To keep ATMs safe from intruders, Capitol manufactures a broad variety of tubular locks and single-pole switch locks with a tubular design. Tubular locks come in three different series, each with a different sort of terminal and three distinct designs. Customers can choose from locks that are keyed alike or different to more than 60,000 key codes, with barrel lengths going from 11 to 30 millimetres (mm), cam insets and offsets from -½ to ½ an inch, and cam lengths ranging from ¾ to 2-3/8 inches.
Switch locks, also referred to as key switches or key-operated switches, are devices through which turning a key operates an electrical switch. Capitol recommends these locks for applications in which access to a switch function must be restricted, for either safety or security reasons. Each of these locks measures 22 mm in diameter at the key end and 18.85 by 16.6 mm at the plug end. The total length of each one, not counting the plug, measures 37½ mm.
For the best way to keep ATMs secure, rely on Capitol switch and tubular locks.
To learn more, contact Capitol.