A Stepwise Guide On How To Open Safety First Cabinet Locks

Key Takeaway

  • There are three common types of Safety First cabinet locks: magnetic, strap, and sliding, and each type requires a slightly different removal process. 
  • Magnetic locks can be unlocked by using a magnetic key or a strong magnet, strap locks can be unlocked by pushing down on the latch mechanism and pulling the strap off the cabinet door, and sliding locks can be unlocked by moving the sliding mechanism away from the cabinet door handle.

I am deeply enthusiastic about assisting individuals in resolving their daily lock-related issues, regardless of the type of lock involved. Whether it’s a do-it-yourself (DIY) endeavor or a home enhancement project, I enjoy discovering innovative ways to simplify things for homeowners. Cabinet locks are one of my favorite home improvement solutions, especially for new parents who want to childproof their homes.

In my last articles, I discussed installing Safety First locks for child-proofing and removing Safety First cabinet locks when they are no longer needed. In this post, I’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to unlock three types of Safety First cabinet locks: magnetic locks, strap locks, and sliding locks.

How To Open Safety First Cabinet Locks

Childproofing locks are designed to keep children safe by preventing them from accessing dangerous items or areas in the home. These locks are hard to open for children but can be opened easily by adults.

Magnetic Locks

Magnetic Locks

Magnetic safety locks are among the most popular types of Safety First locks. These locks are easy to install and use magnets to close cabinet doors. The magnetic safety lock is usually positioned on the inside of the cabinet door and attached to the cabinet frame by a metal plate.

To unlock the magnetic safety lock, follow the given steps:

  • Step 1: You’ll need a magnetic key to unlock the magnetic safety lock. The magnetic key is a small, rectangular magnet that is provided with the lock. If you don’t have the magnetic key, you can purchase one separately from the manufacturer or even use a strong magnet.
  • Step 2: Once you have the magnetic key or the magnet, place it directly over the lock on the outside of the cabinet door. The key needs to be positioned in the exact location of the lock to release it. The magnet in the key will attract the metal plate on the lock, releasing the lock mechanism.
  • Step 3: Pull the door open after placing the magnetic key on the cabinet door. The lock should release easily, allowing you to access the contents of the cabinet.

Strap Locks

Strap Locks

The strap safety lock has a latch mechanism that closes the cabinet door. The latch is usually located at the top or bottom of the lock.

  • Step 1: Push down on the latch mechanism with your thumb or fingers to unlock the adhesive strap safety lock. Applying pressure to the latch will release the lock mechanism, allowing the cabinet door to open.
  • Step 2: After pushing down on the latch, you need to pull the strap off the cabinet door. This will ultimately release the lock, allowing you to access the contents of the cabinet.

Sliding Lock

Sliding Lock

The sliding cabinet locks are usually attached to the handles of cabinet doors and have a sliding mechanism that needs to be moved to unlock them. The sliding mechanism is typically located on the top or bottom of the lock.

  • Step 1: To unlock the sliding cabinet lock, you need to move the sliding mechanism away from the cabinet door handle. You can do this by using your thumb or fingers to push the sliding mechanism in the opposite direction of the handle. 
  • Step 2: Applying pressure to the sliding mechanism will release the lock, allowing the cabinet door to open. After moving the sliding mechanism away from the cabinet door handle, the lock will release, and you can open the cabinet door.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Can I use a safety first cabinet lock on other items besides cabinets?

Answer – Yes, Safety First cabinet locks can be used on other items such as drawers, refrigerators, and even toilets.

Q2. How do I install a safety first cabinet lock?

Answer – The installation process may vary depending on the specific type of lock you have, but generally, you will need to clean and dry the surface where the lock will be installed, peel off the adhesive backing of the lock, and press it firmly onto the surface. If your lock needs to be attached with screws, you will need a screwdriver to fix it to the cabinet.

Conclusion

Unlocking Safety First cabinet locks is an essential skill for homeowners who want to access the contents of their cabinets. Understanding how to unlock different types of Safety First cabinet locks, including magnetic locks, strap locks, and sliding locks, can be useful for new parents who want to childproof their homes or for anyone who needs to access locked cabinets. By following the step-by-step instructions in this guide, you can easily unlock Safety First cabinet locks and access your cabinet’s contents.

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Hey! I am Mark. Though I am not a locksmith by profession, but locks have always fascinated me since my teens. And it all started when I got locked out of my house and I had to pick the lock. Since then it has become my hobby to learn more about different kinds of locks, understand their working and methods to pick them up. In due course of time, I have also become better aware of how installing the right lock goes a long way in ensuring iron clad security. I aim to share my passion (about locks) through this blog. If you are also passionate about picking locks or are just looking to beef up the security, hop on the ride.