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File Cabinet Locks

File Cabinet Locked

Solves Many Needs

  1. Locks file cabinets that do not have a built-in lock.
  2. Replaces a built-in lock that you have lost the keys to.
  3. Provides a second layer of security to an existing built-in lock.

Different Size File Locks Available

Helps with compliance of

  1. HIPAA
  2. Sarbanes-Oxley
  3. PCI Compliance
  4. Red Flags Rules

and a host of other laws out there

File Cabinet Locking Bars


These File Locking Bars are the most popular filing cabinet locks on the market for a reason. It doesn't matter if you are a big company, a small company, or just need to secure your files at home from prying eyes; you all asked us for the same things. You wanted a file cabinet lock that would be easy to install, built tough, and backed by a company you can rely on.

Description Color Length File Bar Price
2 drawer file bar Gray or Beige 22.5" $37.95
3 drawer file bar Gray 34.5" $42.95
4 drawer file bar Gray or Beige 46" $44.95
5 drawer file bar Gray 56.75" $49.95
You'll need a padlock to secure the File Locking Bars, but it's not included unless you specifically choose it. If you're purchasing the 2-drawer or 4-drawer File Locking Bars, you have the option to add a padlock for an additional $4.95. Simply select this option after choosing the size you want.

Please note that the 3-drawer and 5-drawer File Locking bars are only available on Amazon without a padlock. When purchasing a padlock, the minimum recommended size is 30mm.

The 4 things you Need to Know Before Buying a File Locking Bar for your Filing Cabinet

File Cabinet Locks

1. Is it Easy to Install?

There is quite a difference in the way different file cabinet locks are installed, and you don't want it to cost you more in your valuable time than the lock cost you in the first place. I'm going to SHOW you just how easy it is to install our file cabinet lock, but first, here are just a couple of comments from our thousands of happy clients to tell you just how easy it is:

"A cost-effective, easy way to make our files more secure and still easy for my staff to get into. Rapid delivery and easy installation. "
"It arrived promptly and was easy to install. It's a good heavy weight and feels very secure. Originally, I was looking for the type that slides down the handles but that type was almost double the price and then you'd be installing and removing it each day. This is easy to open and close and you never have to store it during work hours - it stays attached. We would definitely buy this product in the future. We also bought the padlock by the same manufacturer that was recommended. It has a heavy and secure feel to it also."

But if you don't believe them, let me show you myself! This video shows you how the locking bar works, how to decide which side of the filing cabinet to put it on, then how to install it. It takes less than 5 minutes to install the locking bar, but if you only want to see how the file locking bar works for now, you can just watch the first couple minutes of the video.

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2. Does it FIT your Filing Cabinets?

There is nothing more frustrating than buying something and not knowing for certain if it will fit, even if returning the product IS easy. Let's take care of that right now! Our file bar works on all file cabinets with recessed drawers (both lateral and vertical file cabinets):

The file locking bar attaches to the small strip of the cabinet that is NEXT TO the drawer, shown in this picture. It can attach to either the left or right side of the cabinet. You must have 1/2" of frame to attach the bar to.
File Cabinet showing required side strip necessary to attach file bars
If your file cabinet drawers go all the way to the edge like in this picture, then there is nowhere to attach the bar. Please see our refrigerator lock kits which can 'double' as a drawer lock!
The file lock bars will not work on this style filing cabinet
When open, the file locking bar does not interfere with adjoining cabinets

Oh, and don't worry about it getting in the way of the file cabinet next to it. When it is unlocked, it swings open to fit neatly in the space between so that the drawers on both filing cabinets can open without obstruction.

3. Is it Well Built?

The metal and hinges on these file locks are much stronger than the cabinet you are attaching to
To make sure that the file locking bar can't be pried off, we use only heavy duty 16 gage formed steel. By making the security device much stronger than the cabinet it is attached to, you would literally have to rip the side of your file cabinet off before you would bend the locking bar!

It even complies with the NISPOM government standards for the protection of classified information!

4. Is it Easy to Use?

With some locking bars, you have to find a place to store them during the day. Not these! With ours, it stays attached and just easily swings out of the way.

Using the File Lock Bar is simple
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Using the file bar is simple. While the file locking bar is open, one of the center hinges is spring-loaded so it is held open and won't accidentally close and interfere with your drawer opening.
The File Lock does not interfere with other drawers when open
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When the file bar is open, it does NOT interfere with the drawers on the adjoining file cabinet.

Closing and Locking the File Locking Bar

Lift the handle to close
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Lift up the handle on the front of the locking bar

Close the bar
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Close the bar. The padlock hole is blocked until you lower the handle.

Push handle down to cover the hinges
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Push the handle down, locking the cover onto the hinges.

Bar is now ready for the padlock
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The padlock hole is now open and ready for the padlock.

Insert Padlock into the file locking bar
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Insert a padlock with a minimum 3/16" diameter shackle through the hole. (maximum shackle diameter: 9/32")

Your paper files are now secure
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Your files are now secure!

  • It Simply Works
  • Easy to install
  • Fits all standard file cabinets
  • Solid and Secure Construction
  • Easy to use
  • The 2-drawer and 4-drawer File Locking Bars are available in gray or beige as well as with or without a padlock. The 3-drawer and 5-drawer File Locking bars are only available in gray without a padlock

Our clients continually choose our file locking bar over our competitors' because it meets these important needs so well.

Grey and Beige file locking bar

If you have any questions at all, please call us right away at (800) 466-7636.

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Grey and Beige file locking bar
File Cabinet Security
  Section E-1, 3rd Floor
100 Factory Street
Nashua, NH 03060
PH: (800) 466-7636
FAX: (800) 615-1954
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