Cam lock is a kind of hardware used to lock drawers, cabinets and other furniture. These locks consist of a base with a keyhole and a long tail or tongue called a cam. When the key is inserted into the base, the cam will rotate 180 to 90 degrees. This depends on how the lock is installed. The cam will be installed on the latch in one position. When moved to a different position, the cam lock will not be hit. Cam lock is one of the simplest, most economical, and easiest to install locking devices in use today.
Cam locks have styles and finishes suitable for various application requirements in many places. Larger, stronger cam locks are safer and can be used for larger furniture or high-security applications. Small cam locks are used for small panels and other areas where space is expensive. Standard steel or brass finishes are used for indoor applications and weather-resistant materials such as galvanized or stainless steel can be used outdoors. These locks are operated using flat keys, round keys or even a combination mechanism