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3-Sons

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07-05-2017 08:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: electronic locks magnetic locks cabinet locks

Hello everyone,

I am in need of the expertise you folks have to offer. I am building a gun cabinet and the customer has requested electronic locks or magnetic locks. Have any of you ever used them in a project and if so could you possible direct me as to what would be best? I have found the Fulterer FPS solo locks and the StealthLock system. Anyone have experience with either of these? The customer has asked that they be able to unlock the system all at once or with one card/magnet.

I have been creeping around this site for a while and decided it is time to come out of the shadows. :)


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#1 posted 07-05-2017 08:41 PM

Can’t help with the locks, but welcome to the light! ;-)

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3-Sons

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#2 posted 07-05-2017 08:46 PM

Thank you papadan.

There is a plethora of information on this site. I am having a hard time processing it all. Brain overload…

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#3 posted 07-05-2017 10:18 PM

Are we talking push pad or remote electronic looks.

EDIT to ADD
The only experience I have with electronic locks is my front door has a remote lock. I push a button on my key chain thingy and do door unlocks. I’ve been use this for 15 years with no problems.

Have you done the Google Search thing?

This one looks interesting.
https://youtu.be/wP3E4Ua5IV4

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#4 posted 07-05-2017 10:31 PM

I’ve used Stealthlock before on a Bar’s hard liquor cabinet.

It’s not a bad system, though, I wouldn’t trust it for “security” applications, but it is a decent “keep the honest guys honest” type of lock.

It takes either battery power, or AC adapter or both. In the event of dead battery and/or power failure, (Or forgotten code), the only entry method is to force the strike to break, which, incidentally, is designed to snap off with 75 lbs of force. Like I said, not very secure.

A wireless keypad can be set with individual codes for certain locks, or, one code unlocks all at once.
The system is a little pricey depending of your exact configuration.

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#5 posted 07-05-2017 10:34 PM

The bottom line is you’ll keep the honest people out. If someone wants in a wood and class cabinet you’re screwed.

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3-Sons

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#6 posted 07-05-2017 11:50 PM

Thanks for the replies. Power fail and not being able to get into the cabinet is one of the things I am concerned about.

Google pretty much turns up the same things Stealth Lock and Fulterer FPS Solo when I look there. I have found a few other options but you have to have an understanding of electronic locks to build the system, I don’t know anything about electronic locks. It sure would make life easier if I could use keyed locks.

Anyone have any experience with magnetic locks, like rare earth magnets?

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#7 posted 07-06-2017 12:08 AM

I’ve used the magnet locks from here before on hidden bookshelves, but they were pretty heavy duty.
(1200 lb pull.) On the one I used the power kept the lock locked, when the power goes off it unlocks.

Here are some others that are light weight that may work for you, but I haven’t tried them.
http://www.sdcsecurity.com/e300-excel.htm

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#8 posted 07-06-2017 12:14 AM



I ve used the magnet locks from here before on hidden bookshelves, but they were pretty heavy duty.
(1200 lb pull.) On the one I used the power kept the lock locked, when the power goes off it unlocks.

Here are some others that are light weight that may work for you, but I haven t tried them.
http://www.sdcsecurity.com/e300-excel.htm

- jbay

Jbay have you ever wired multiples together?

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#9 posted 07-06-2017 12:27 AM

Jbay have you ever wired multiples together?

- 3-Sons

No, not much experience other than the one I used.

I think your best bet would be to find a kit/system that you think would work, then call the company and see if you can talk to a technician. They would probably suggest what you need.

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#10 posted 07-06-2017 12:36 AM

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#11 posted 07-06-2017 02:52 AM

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#12 posted 07-06-2017 03:20 AM

I think if I were you I’d take my plans/drawing to the local locksmith shop and hatch it over with them. Might even get them to install the locks.

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#13 posted 07-06-2017 12:14 PM

Thanks for the replies. I have not though about the local locksmith I will give them a call.

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#14 posted 07-06-2017 02:55 PM

There is a system used for “Baby Proofing” cabinets that uses a magnetic latch. There is no power required.
This system is used heavily in retail displays to gain internal access to the display. All you need to know is where to place the magnet and the catch releases.

There would be no effective way to open all latches at once and you would need to store or conceal the magnetic “key” somewhere, but it is decidedly more low tech.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#15 posted 07-17-2017 01:57 PM

I decide to go with the Fulterer FPS Solo locks.

They are pricey but after seeing them in person they are great locks and all of them can be linked to one main assemble. This means one rfid card can open up 16 locks at once. I have video of the locks in operation. I will post them on the Cabinet build page in a couple weeks once all the drawers are installed. Thank you all for the help with this.

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