Cam Locks

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Cam Locks

Cam locks despite being very secure have one of the simplest types of locking mechanisms to date. The name comes from a metal plate component known as a cam which does the actual locking of the door. The cam is a lengthy plate that is joined to the main body of the lock. When you insert a key and turn it, the turning action turns the cam as well in the same direction either opening or locking the door. When the key is turned 90 degrees to clockwise, the cam is rotated 90 degrees clockwise as well bringing it to a horizontal position that prevents the door from being pulled open. When one tries to pull the door open with the handle attached to the lock body, the cam also attached to the lock body cannot go past the door frame thus securing the door. Some world leading manufacturers of cam locks are Kwikset, Assa and American Locks.