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Haley’s carries quality combination or key padlocks from the most trusted manufacturers to fit any security need. We carry brands from some of the most trusted manufacturers such as Abus, American Lock, Master Lock, and Medeco. We have everything from a solid brass body with hardened steel shackle (for resistance to hack saws or bolt cutters) or stainless steel shackles (for corrosion resistance) to padlocks that have polyurethane material around the shackle to help prevent water and dirt from entering the shackle holes.
A padlock is a very diverse product for many conceivable applications. When combined with high-quality chains and security hasps, a padlock can be used as a flexible solution, in just about any situation. What is required of a padlock varies according to the intended use. Whether it's your locker at school, an antique trunk, or a gun in the home that needs a gun lock, look no further than the wide array of locks at Haley's Lock, Safe, & Key.
We are proud to be sponsors in several local gun lock give-away programs.
You see combination locks every day, but have you ever stopped to think what is inside? In this edition of How Stuff Works we'll unlock the secrets of a combination lock! We will be exploring the lock in diagram 1A.
Getting inside a lock is not always easy. If it were easy, it would defeat the purpose of using the lock in the first place! But once you do get inside you will find a collection of parts shown in diagram 1B.
There are three cams in a typical combination lock. In this lock one of the cams is metal and is bonded directly to the turning face of the lock. The other two cams are plastic. There are two plastic spacers that fit between the cams. (diagram 1C)
They fit on a shaft molded into the back of the lock with a spring pressing the stack of cams together when the lock is assembled. The spring provides friction between the cams to hold them in place. (diagram 1D)
The cams each have one tooth on each side, and these teeth engage as the cams rotate (diagram 2A)
The purpose of the cams is to control a latch that engages the end of the lock’s clasp. The cams each have an indentation in them. When the indentations align properly the latch is able to fit into the indentations and release the clasp. (diagram 2B)
Otherwise the latch engages the clasp like this:
If you have used a combination lock before you know the drill: “Turn the dial clockwise two full rotations to the first number of the combination. Then turn it counter-clockwise past the first number to the second number. Then turn the dial clockwise to the third number and the lock will open.” You can now see why you have to do that. Turning the dial 2 full revolutions gets the teeth of all three cams engaged, so the three cams are turning in unison. Now when you turn counter-clockwise only the top cam is rotating. As you go past the first number, the first cam's tooth engages the second cam, so now the two cams are moving. The friction provided by the spring, however, keeps the third cam in its position. When you turn the dial clockwise again, only the top cam rotates. Once all three indentations are aligned properly by this process, the lock opens.
You could, in theory, stack up 4 (or 10) cams if you wanted to. It would make for a tedious session opening the lock, but it would certainly be secure!
It is estimated that there are guns in half of all homes in the United States. Although most of these guns are purchased for safety reasons, a firearm at home is much more likely to kill or injure a family member or friend than an intruder.
To keep your children safe and prevent firearm related injuries, it is important to restrict access to guns by children and adolescents by storing them properly. Proper storage of a gun includes keeping the gun in a locked safe, cabinet, or drawer. The gun should also be stored unloaded with the bullets locked separately.
Other steps you can take to ensure gun safety include:
Master Lock’s Universal Solutions for Gun Lock Safety
In a recent survey of police chiefs and other gun lock give-a-way program administrators, the cable-style lock was designated as the most popular choice. The benefits of the cable locks include:
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415 N. Earl Ave
Lafayette, IN 47904
Mon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
Sat 8 AM - 1 PM
200 W. Spring Street
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Mon-Fri 9 AM - 4 PM
Sat 8 AM - 1 PM
These guys are great. We have been using them for probably over 20 years and every experience is been really good. These guys care about the customers and they really know their stuff. I highly recommend them.
God Bless Haley's Lock Safe & Key! We were petsitting for our neighbors and called our local locksmith in Monticello, IN, who wouldn't return our calls. The lock had broken and was spinning freely so we couldn't get into the house to let the dogs out and feed them and the cat. Finally, after 15 hours and on Sunday morning, we gave up on the Lock Doctor and called Haley's.
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We had a spare key go missing while some work was being done on our home. Afraid that one of the laborers has swiped it, we decided to have the locks changed. I called Haley's and a very pleasant and professional locksmith was out first thing the next morning.
Haley's was great from calling to set up an appointment to have locksmith look at the lock to having them replace the lock. (They had to order the parts). Everyone involved, especially the locksmith were very nice and professional. They called to let me know the locksmith was running late on another customer appointment and he called to let me know he was on his way.
These are the most professional people I have every had do work for me. They arrived on time, they were very courteous and professional. I would recommend this company to anyone that needs any lock work done. They did exactly what they said they would do and there were no hidden costs. They cleaned up their work area when they were finished.
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