The Vending Industry encompasses food and beverage machines, car washes, clothes washers and dryers, luggage carts, safes in beach umbrellas and more. In the new era of convenience self service new items are continually becoming available in vending machines.
The self service feature has a greater potential for theft. The machines are available 24 hours a day without supervision and are frequently located in isolated areas.
Specialized locks and padlocks have been designed for this industry. Most locks are keyed alike allowing the same key to open several locks.
The Vending Industry uses locks that are difficult pick or cut open. A popular lock is the Stainless Steel Disc Lock with the tubular key. This lock has a shrouded shackle with minimal exposed shackle making it difficult to cut and the Stainless Steel resists rust and corrosion ideal for outside use.
The Hidden Shackle Lock commonly called a “Hockey Puck Lock” due to its design is popular for this industry. This is a high security lock made from solid steel, not a cast product. This lock has no exposed shackle making it very secure. This lock is typically secured with a side or bottom opening Heavyweight Steel Hasp.
Another popular padlock is the 1½” or 2” Chromed Brass Padlock with the Dual Dimension keyway. This lock has a disc and spacer mechanism cylinder which is difficult to pick and the key is virtually impossible to duplicate. The chrome on solid brass also resists rust and corrosion. An optional feature of this lock is a boron shackle. Boron is the hardest known metal making the Boron Alloy shackle resistant tocutting and sawing. The chrome on solid brass is ideal for outdoor use.
Chinrose International offers this ability to design locks to fit where a standard lock is not suitable.