“ Brand: Safe-Fix / Safety Type: Household Safety & Child Proofing „
==Safe Fix Magnetic Locks==
When we moved into our flat which was a new build,there was already one cupboard which was fitted with one of these Safe Fix Magnetic Locks and I really liked the idea as it looked far better and seemed to work much easier than other door locks I had seen. It was a shame the cupboard which was fitted with the Safe Fix lock was up high and described as a medicine cabinet as we could have done with them being fitted under the sink too.
This is why when considering our purchases of cupboard locks to make our flat nice and safe for Jack this was one of the first options we came up with. The locks aren't cheap when compared to the bog standard manual open cupboard locks you can get as one of these locks costs around £10 compared to less than half the price for a classic style one. We purchased this on line but they are also sold in Boots and probably most hardware stores too.
Fitting the lock should have been easy and I probably should have done the job myself but I decided to leave the lock and instructions in the incompetent hands of Himself who hasn't a clue when it comes to DIY or anything even close to it. I came home to find the lock had been fitted with extra nails and the screws which were supplied were inserted wonky and still poking out. This was esily rectified by myself and fitted again following the instruction which were clear and easy to follow. It came with everything needed to fit the lock expect the screwdriver so I don't know what Himself found so difficult!
The lock is operated by a magnet which is really cleaver and all you need do it offer the magnet up to the door where the opposite magnet device is screwed onto the inside of the door. This magnet will pull the lock away from the clasp which is on the frame of the cupboard door opposite. It is very simple and always works unless you have the wrong positioning of the magnet. We have over come this by putting a small black sticker (which doesn't look as bad as it sounds) on the outside of the cupboard so we know exactly where to put the magnet.
There really is one downside to this system and it has to be the fact of the risk of loss to the main magnet opener. This has happened once but I couldn't find the magnet for ages. I had left the magnet opener on the kitchen work top and then proceeded to get the oven trays out of the oven coked my dinner using one single tray and didn't notice that the magnet had attached itself to the other pile of over trays (being metal). Once the oven was cool (luckily enough) the pile of tray s were put back in the oven with the magnet and I couldn't' find it for ages!!!!
Other than this there has really been nothing negative to say about these locks. They certainly keep Jack out of the cupboards and look far smarter than the standard cupboard locks. They are however more expensive and there probably is more scope for trouble with them. However I am happy with the locks and for this reason alone I think a score of 4 out of 5 stars is in order and a recommendation.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
When we got our kitchen refurbished our little girls were playing on our minds if they got into any of the cupboards and got access to household chemicals or any potential hazards. So we get in contact with M.F.I. (the supplier of our kitchen) to see if they supplied any locks for our kitchen cupboards. They had a patented magnetic lock system called safe-fix. The best thing about this locking device is that they are invisible so it doesn’t ruin the look of your kitchen furniture. The locks are very easy fitted by drilling a hole into the back of the door (only three quarters the way through) and inserting the lock onto the back of the door and then fixed. To open the lock is quite fantastic you have a unit, which is called a key that has a magnet fitted inside which releases the lock when the unit is put against the door (and springs back when the key has been removed) where the lock has been fitted. The only downfall these locks have is that you have to get use to where the key goes against the door for the catch to be released. You will hear a click every time the catch has been released These locks can be used for most things such as garages, tool sheds, cutlery draws wardrobes, medicine cabinets, caravans and boats, greenhouses, drinks cabinets and more. The contents inside a single box is two locks, key, template, drill guide, screws and instructions
Just before my daughter Shannon was born we had a new kitchen fitted. We wanted to ensure that we had all the usual child proof locks on the cupboards but at the same time we did not want to have to drill holes or put screws in the front of our brand new units. We went back to M.F.I where we got the kitchen from to ask their advice and they recommended Safe-Fix. Safe-Fix are magnetic locks that are so discreet that you do not know that they are there. A small magnet is fitted inside the unit. To open the cupboard you place the magnetic key on the outside of the door and this releases the latch inside. When you remove the magnetic key the latch automatically closes again and when you shut the door it locks itself. One pack consists of a single latch and two magnetic keys. The only down side I can say about these locks is that they do take a little getting use to. You need to place the magnetic key directly over the latch for it to open. After a while however you learn where it needs to go and It is no longer a problem.
Magnetic catches and door bolts.