Lockable rings secure your keys on either a flexible or solid ring. The ring is locked by a standard type cam lock in an aluminum housing. The main reason that you use this type of device is Key Control. I have discussed this in past articles; without some type of key control you do not have a secure lock. This is the most important part of a locking system; however, it is the most overlooked.
Keys are put on the lockable ring and it is locked preventing removal of the keys unless the lock is opened. To remove the keys, the lock needs to be opened by authorized personnel with the proper key. All the keys are held together and cannot be taken off the key ring. This provides key control as someone can’t “lose” one key. If the cable is cut that would indicate possible compromise of any locks that those keys open.
The rings come in either flexible stainless steel cable available in 4 different sizes: 6,8,12 and 18 inch or solid stainless cable in 5 different sizes: 1.5,2.5,3,4 and 5 inch. The lock body is made of aluminum that is covered with a protective polyurethane boot available in 15 different colors. There is also of choice of locks.
Features of Lockable Rings:
- Available in 4 sizes of flexible stainless steel or 5 sizes of solid stainless steel rings
- 15 different colors of protective boots
- Choice of locks
- Aluminum lock body
There are a number of locks available to lock the key ring. The choice of the lock will be dependent on what the keys are securing and the value. The locks available are from medium security to high security. They can be keyed alike, keyed different or master keyed. It is advisable to key these locks all different or in some cases master keyed.
Type of Locks Available:
- Cobra 7 (patented protection)
- CobraMatic 7 (8-change lock)
- Medeco high security lock
- Abloy high security lock (environmental protection)
So, where would lockable rings be used? Anywhere keys must be controlled. I will list a few examples of where these are used today.
Possible uses for tamper evident key rings:
- Vending and laundry routes
- Military facilities and government agencies
- Prisons, armored cars and security services
- Casinos, hospitals and universities
As you can see from the above list, they can be used anywhere that needs a tamper evident key control system to restrict access and prevent unauthorized key removal.