Key Cabinets FAQs

Welcome to the Securikey Key Cabinets FAQs section. We have added the most often asked questions here but if you have any other questions please contact 01252 311888 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Q: What is the vertical spacing of the hooks in your key cabinets?
A: The spacing for key cabinet hooks is 27mm and for padlock cabinets it is 54mm.

Q: Locking Option F (Digital Lock) states it is IP54 rated . What does it mean?
A: It basically means the lock is dust and water resistant.

To explain in more detail, we need to break ‘IP54’ down into 3 parts:

  1. The ‘IP’ part is defined as follows: The IP Code (or International Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. As defined in international standard IEC 60529, it classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects (including body parts like hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water in electrical enclosures. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as waterproof.
  2. The ‘5’ relates to dust protection and is defined as follows: Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment.
  3. The ‘4’ relates to splashing water and is defined as follows: Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.

Definitions courtesy of Wikipedia:


In addition to our ISO 9001 certification, Securikey are also members of Master Locksmiths Association and ESSA. These organisations promote the highest standards within the security industry. The inclusion of the ‘AIS Approved’ logo reinforces the importance of the independent testing.