Single-point locking

Definition and Comparison of Single-point Locking
– A locking system in cabinet doors
– Locking occurs only at the point halfway up the edge of the door
– Used in items like lockers
– Contrasted with more secure three-point locking
– Not the only option in situations where single-point locking is used

Use of Single-point Locking in Box Lockers
– Typically used in box lockers with 4 or more tiers
Three-point locking may be optional extra
– Smaller doors are considered adequately secure with single-point locking
– Larger doors of similar design are easier to force open
– High-security models may have three-point locking

Use of Three-point Locking in Full-length Lockers
– Full-length (single-tier) lockers often come with three-point locking as standard
– Three-point locking provides increased security
– Larger doors require stronger locking mechanisms
– Three-point locking secures the top and bottom of the door
– Single-point locking is not sufficient for full-length lockers

Legal Requirements for Locking Cabinets in Australia
– Single-point locking is not allowed for storing firearms
– Three-point locking is required by law
– Implemented after the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania
– Aimed at improving gun storage security
– Three-point locking provides better firearm containment

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