CompX Timberline offers the new Double Door Latch, designed to allow two- or three-point locking for standard or wardrobe style double cabinet doors when used with a lock.
“The Double Door Latch eliminates the need for elbow catches or other devices and does not require the user to reach inside to release the cabinet door. The Double Door Latch has been tested to pull forces exceeding 150 lbs. which significantly increases cabinet security and durability. Installation is easy and operation is even easier,” the company said in a statement.
“The Double Door Latch consists of three components — latch, catch and activator. The low profile latch is mounted inside the cabinet to either the top or bottom, the activator mounts to the door with the lock and the catch to the non-locking door. When the cabinet door with the activator closes, it pushes the bolt on the latch to the other side to engage the catch. The bolt on the catch side is spring-loaded, allowing the doors to be closed in any order.
“For a user to operate the Double Door Latch, the door with the lock and activator installed must be unlocked and opened first. This automatically releases the latch bolt on the catch side allowing this door to open. With both doors open the user can now easily access the entire cabinet. To the close the cabinet doors the user simply shuts either door in any order without risk of damaging the cabinet or the mechanism. With both doors closed, the user locks the lock securing both doors.”
The company says the Double Door Latch can be used on cabinet doors of almost any height or width. For standard cabinets, one latch is required. For cabinets taller than 48”, it is recommended to use latches at the top and bottom to create a three-point locking system.
For information, visit AWFS booth No. 4000 and http://compx.com.