Locking options: various types of key locking or padlocking facility are available now. Key locking options include flush locks, cam locks, or locks incorporated into a rotating handle; padlocking facilities may be a simple hasp and staple, or else a padlocking hole may be included in a handle, often called a latchlock. More modern designs include keyless operation, either by coin deposit (which may or may not be returned when use of the locker terminates), or by using electronic keypads to enter passwords for later reopening the locker. Some older lockers used a drop-latch which was incorporated into the door handle, and slid up and down and could be padlocked at the bottom in the "down" position, but these are less used now. Three-point locking is not possible with this type of latch, because it needs to be operated by means of a latch that rotates rather than slides up and down; so this drop-latch is probably a less secure locking option, which may be why it is little used nowadays. Prefect Combination locks are very popular in school lockers used in the UK due to their ease of use and the time and cost saved in the removal of locker keys.
Steel thickness: lockers tend to be made from a standard thickness of steel, which is commonly 0.8 mm. thick; but heavy-duty or high-security lockers are offered as a standard option by some manufacturers, or may be available on special order. A typical locker of this sort may be constructed from steel 1.2 mm. thick, for example, and is usually fitted with three-point locking, regardless of the number of tiers.
As we have learned about this incident I want to be transparent and share that a group of students did attempt to alert a member of our staff to an issue in the girls locker room approximately two weeks ago. After talking with the staff member, I believe the nature of the issue was not clear, and that had the staff member understood what exactly the issue was, they would have acted immediately. However, good intent is not good enough and I apologize that action was not taken at the time.
Assembled Paramount® Steel Lockers are made with 16 gauge steel doors, 5-knuckle security hinges and welded, reinforced frame-and-door assemblies for maximum security and long lasting durability. Locker doors have extra wide louvers to promote ventilation. Legs add 6" to height. Available colors are Blue, Tan and Gray. These metal lockers include blank number plates. Steel lockers feature finished sides; no need for decorative end panels. Optional locks, numbered plate kits and bases sold separately. Assembled lockers are not returnable.
We also help you hit another trend: green. We create eco-friendly lockers that deliver high LEED scores, and our UV-cured, zero-VOC finishes ensure that your locker room never has that chemical smell. And to keep your locker room looking great, we offer locker surfaces like Phenolic which are perfect for moist environments, and Nanolam, which resists scratches and fingerprints.