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    The last property I worked at, we used the Chateau EZ locks with the C-487B-4-BKSGL Latch. We replaced all of the old latches on that property. They have a drill piece and instructions for drilling out the hole for the latch. They worked great, and it saved us from having to haul around a bucket of red locks. We didn't rent the locks, and didn't have too much of an issue with tenants buying them. One of the big selling points I'd emphasize was that there was no way they could accidentally put the lock on the door without it being fully latched (like you can on some other doors).
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    Hello,

    We've just gone from disc locks to cylinder locks for overlocking units. Wish we had done this sooner! I can throw 5 in my pocket and do a walk-through with ease. Much easier to carry around compared to the disc locks! Cheaper too!

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim1970 View Post
    Hello,

    We've just gone from disc locks to cylinder locks for overlocking units. Wish we had done this sooner! I can throw 5 in my pocket and do a walk-through with ease. Much easier to carry around compared to the disc locks! Cheaper too!

    Jim
    Did you have to change out all the latches at your facility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyL View Post
    Did you have to change out all the latches at your facility?
    Hello,

    No, we did not. Luckily, our latches have a hole in them. They are the latches installed on our Trachte doors - the latches themselves are 'trac-rite' brand, and they work with either disc locks or the cylinder locks. We did not do this by design, but it was a happy discovery!

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    I watched an online video of some guy as he picked around ten Master locks of all sizes including a round lock (traditional key type) in about 3 minutes total. You can go on line and purchase a set of lock picks for cylinder locks. You can even find a video on how to use them. If you buy some lock picks you won't have to drill your doors anymore. Of course if anyone finds out that you can pick their locks, that is another bowl of worms.
    We use dimple round locks. I'm sure that someone somewhere has a picking device for them although I have not found it yet.

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    We only sell cylinder locks. We are in the business of making money so we do not give them away. We sell them for $12.95 on up. Our lease requires all units to be locked at the time of renting. We explain how much safer cylinder locks are and sell one to 9 out of ten new renters. We do not have master keys. If some one looses their key we charge them $50 to cut it off. we use a grinder to cut off - much easier than drilling out.

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    How in the world do you cut off a cylinder lock mine are all flush with the space guard latch? Did you mean disc lock?

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    Your right - i must be over worked today - haha i was talking disc locks
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