8. Relocker Devices
SECURITY FEATURE #8: RELOCKERS
- Relockers are spring-loaded trigger devices in the lock and mechanism to help thwart drilling, punching or manipulation of the lock or mechanism. You can't see relockers, as they are behind the door panel and inside the door.
- Liberty uses two types of relockers. 1. The first is built inside the lock. 2. The second is outside of the lock, connecting the back plate of the lock to the spring-loaded firing pin that interlocks with the cam or gear-drive mechanism.
BENEFITS of Liberty's RELOCKERS
- When a thief tries to knock the lock's backplate off or torch the lock, the locks internal spring-loaded relocker fires, preventing the tumbler from completely turning and thus keeping the locking bolt (in the lock housing) from retracting.
- Liberty adds a second external relocker to the backplate of the lock and the mechanism. If the lock's back plate is punched off, the external relocker fires like a mouse trap, permanently locking up the safe's mechanism. This keeps the locking bolts from retracting. Even if the lock is completely destroyed the safe is locked tight.
BEWARE: Many competitor's safes DO NOT have internal relockers inside their locks or a second external relocker connected to the lock's back plate. Liberty on the other hand has both! It's one of the reasons Liberty is UL LISTED and they are not! They figure that if you can't see it, you won't need it. Wrong!