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If your file cabinet lock has been broken, no need to change the whole cabinet – our locksmiths can change the locks for you. Our locksmiths can assist you with file cabinet lock installation or replacement. Without impacting style or décor, we can help you install a file cabinet or desk lock.

Understanding the Importance of Lock Security

The purpose of lock on file cabinet and desk is to prevent any unauthorized access to any sensitive data, valuable items, and confidential documents. If compromised on these locks – it can result as disastrous, data breach, identity fraud or theft. 1st choice locksmith can provide you with top-notch file cabinet and desk lock replacement services, contact us today.

Types of file cabinets or desk locks we deal with

  • Cylinder Lock
  • Cam Lock
  • Combination Lock
  • Smart Lock
  • RFID Lock
  • Sidebar Lock
  • Plunger Lock
  • Tubular Lock

Cylinder locks:

The most common types of file cabinet locks are cylinder locks. A pin tumbler mechanism is found in traditional door locks. A key with valleys and ridges aligns the pin within the cylinder, which unlocks only when the pin is rotated. The 1st choice locksmith can help you in repairing or installing cylinder locks.

Cam locks:

Cam locks are commonly used in multiple types of cabinets, including file cabinets. Featuring a rotating cam when in locked position and releases it when unlocked. To accommodate different cabinet thickness, these locks are available in different lengths. 

Combination Locks:

These are the locks that are keyless. They require users to preset a combination of symbols and numbers in order to unlock the file cabinet.  1st choice locksmith can help you install or repair combination locks if needed. 

Smart Locks

Smart locks offer control access through smartphone, application, or activity tracking. Smart locks do not require you to have physical keys. Some smart locks also work through voice commands, and virtual assistant integration. 

RFID locks

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) locks use radio waves to communicate between the lock and a programmed RFID card or fob. When the card or fob is brought close to the lock, it recognizes the unique code and grants access.

Sidebar Locks

For extra security, sidebar locks are designed with additional locking components. It is important to align the key before lock can be integrated. 1st choice locksmith can help you install or repair side-bar locks whenever needed.

Plunger Lock

Metal files cabinets are used in plunger locks. It consists of a plunger that extends from the locks which secures the cabinets lock. When one inserts and turns the key, the plunger is retracted that enables the drawer to open. 

Tubular Lock

These locks are highly resistant to tampering, and picking. Tubular locks provide a high level of security as compared to other locks. These locks are often used in file cabinets. The 1st choice locksmith is highly proficient in what they do. Call us right now for high quality services.


Over time, locks can wear out, compromising security. By replacing them, you ensure protection against unauthorized access and potential data breaches.
Common signs include difficulty in locking/unlocking, broken keys, or visible damage. If you notice any of these issues, it’s time for a replacement.
Desk locks come in various types, including pin tumbler, tubular, electronic, and more. The most secure option depends on your specific security needs.
While some may attempt DIY replacements, hiring a professional locksmith ensures proper installation and minimizes the risk of damage to furniture.
The time for replacement varies depending on the number of locks and the complexity of the installation. A professional locksmith can provide a more accurate estimate.
Certainly! Our experienced locksmiths can assess your security requirements and recommend the most suitable lock type based on your preferences and budget.
Electronic locks offer advanced security features, such as encryption and audit trails, making them more resistant to certain forms of manipulation and key duplication.
No, a skilled locksmith can ensure a seamless integration of new locks without compromising the appearance of your office furniture.
Yes, regular maintenance, such as lubrication and cleaning, will prolong the lifespan and effectiveness of your file cabinet and desk locks.
Absolutely! We offer master key solutions to efficiently manage access to multiple file cabinets while maintaining security and convenience.

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