Interchangeable Core Line of LocksOur I line offers excellent security in all different showcase locks and door hardware applications by using thousands of 6 and 7 Pin Tumbler key combinations. Cores can be keyed alike, individually or in groups and can be master keyed in up to four levels for greater flexibility. Kenstan housings and cores are equivalent to Best Access locks and are therefore interchangeable among both company products.
At Kenstan, we maintain a large stock of housings and cores to meet your in-house date.
The I line standard plating finish is Brush Chrome.
A wide range of special plating finishes is also available, including Polished Brass, Satin Brass, Matte Black, Polished Chrome, Statuary Bronze and Custom Finishes to match your showcase hardware.
Please note: Extended lead-time and plating lot charges may apply to the Special and Custom finishes - call Kenstan for pricing.
Handing means the orientation of the key relative to the bolt movement. We can always orient the lock so the key is inserted vertically.
- Right Handing means the door hinges on the right side and locks on the left
- Left Handing means the door hinges on the left side and locks on the right.
- Vertical Handing means the drawer is locked at the top.
- Inverted Handing means the drawer is locked at the bottom.
Kenstan can register your keys and maintain your key plans by store, retail department, showcase/cabinets, or office and we maintain a historical database of key numbers. Keys should be secured when not in use.
Key Retaining vs. Non-Key Retaining Lock Function
The I line standard operation is a non-key retaining function (non-captive). The operating key can be removed in both the locked and unlocked position.
For higher security, we recommend the key retaining (captive) function, which ensures that the key can be removed only in the locked position and prevents the lock from being accidentally left in the open or unlocked position.
Designer Note: For true captive operation, the use of our captive key locks must be coordinated with sliding door showcase design. The use of non by-passing sliding doors is recommended to restrict door movement and ensure key removal only when the doors are in the secure position.