Lock & Key

 

In this article we’ll discuss the use of different styles of locks to provide convenient access to locked hangars. We’ll start with 3 examples of proper combination padlock and key storage. All three provide security, easy access, and are simple to reset to update combinations.

Door Knob Mount Lock-box
Wall Mount Lock-box
Heavy-Gauge Combination Padlock

Providing access to your renters should be a smooth and easy process. Your instructions for access shouldn’t include a “key under the mat” that may have accidentally gone missing , or some treasure hunt for a hidden key location. The location should be obvious, secure, and easy to access even in inclement weather.  For the combination lock-boxes, you’ll have a key inside that you would prefer to not be lost or left hanging in a door-lock, so consider adding a high-visibility key-ring to ensure it doesn’t get lost.

If you want an extra insurance policy, tape an extra key copy to the inside of the lock-box with a piece of duct tape, so when you eventually get that “I can’t find the key” phone call from a renter, you can direct them to the spare key.

Please AVOID using these locks, because they are difficult to use or provide little security against break-in:

This style is unreliable and difficult to use.
This little lock can be overcome with a hammer or strong snips.
This style is very sensitive and difficult to use in low lighting or inclement weather.

 

We hope this has been helpful, but if you have any more questions feel free to contact us at admin@hangarit.com

-Team HangarIt.com

 

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