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EVVA MCS Key Retaining Cam Lock

EVVA MCS Key Retaining Cam Lock
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EVVA Cam Locks bring the security of the EVVA MCS system to file cabinets, security boxes, and other devices that take cam locks.  Uses the EVVA MCS magnetic locking system for extreme pick resistance and durability in harsh conditions. The EVVA Cam Lock uses the American style DD tail rather than the European square back. The cam is held on by two small screws rather than being secured by a nut and a lock washer screwed onto a post that sticks out of the back of most cam locks.  If clearance behind your lock is an issue, the EVVA Cam Lock may fit where others can't. Measures 1 1/32" (26.25mm) from the back side of the face to the front of the cam. Rotates 90 degrees in the clockwise direction.  Rotation can be switched to counterclockwise by reversing the special split ring on the back of the lock.


Key Retaining

This term usually only applies to certain padlocks and cam locks.  It refers to a lock from which you cannot remove the key unless the lock is in the locked position.  It is a security feature to force a user to lock an item when they are finished using it, on the assumption that they will want to take their keys with them.


EVVA is one of the top high security manufacturers in the world with several different active high security systems and is based out of Austria. We carry their premium MCS (Magnetic Code System) product line featuring a nearly un-duplicable key and an extremely secure cylinder with both an advanced magnetic and mechanical slider security system. MCS locks are completely bump proof and extremely pick resistant (no known picking attacks have been successful). All EVVA locks and keys are factory assembled which is great for key control and security, but also means most EVVA products may have to come direct from the factory. All MCS locks can be keyed to work with the same set of keys. For more details please see our EVVA Brand Information page.

EVVA Shipping
We normally stock EVVA locks in the default configuration (default number of keys, default finish, keyed different, etc).  Other options/keying/numbers of keys may have to come from the factory (contact us as some items are on hand).   Factory orders are generally done quarterly, with our next scheduled order in December 2019, due to quantity demands we may place an order before then.  If you need something urgently please give us a call and we can let you know availability (and the factory can always do custom runs but they incur additional shipping charges).  Factory orders are generally filled within 3-4 weeks of us placing them.

Keyed Alike / Master Keying

EVVA locks are all keyed at the factory.  We are able to have your locks keyed alike(to the same key) without issue.  We can also master key(see our Master Keying Page) your locks as you desire.  Keyed alike means that if you order two padlocks and a deadbolt(for example) from us we can key them all to operate on the same key.   To order two or more locks keyed alike, just select "keyed alike" under keying and all locks in the order will be keyed the same.   It is important to note that when keying alike you do not get more keys for each lock you order, just the initial lock's number of keys.  This means no matter if you order 2 or 5 padlocks keyed alike, you will only get 2 keys total.  If you require additional keys just order extra keys.  Master keying can allow you to allow some keys to open some locks and other keys to open all locks. You can specify your desired master keying in the notes area when checking out, or you can simply put a note in to call, and we will call you to discuss your needs.  If you require any special keying options or are unsure on the keying just put "please call" or enter additional details in the notes box during checkout and we are happy to help. If you are looking to have locks or keys to a previous order please see our keying page.

Key Look

EVVA Keys can come with colored circles on them or plastic key heads.  These items are not possible to add after the fact and must be done at the factory.  To order either colored circles or key heads on the keys please see our EVVA MCS cut key page.   Any keys ordered with your initial order will be at the discounted key price (adjusted after you submit the order.  EVVA keys can also come with electronic inserts for RFID, Prox, or HID applications.   Please contact us for more details.

Extra Keys

Please note when ordering extra keys you are ordering extra keys per lock.  This means if you select 3 extra keys and then order a quantity of 2 locks you will get 6 extra keys.  To order the correct number of extra keys you can divide the number of extra keys by however many locks you are ordering and put that under extra keys.  The other option for extra keys is to add a quantity of 1 of the item you are ordering to your cart with the correct number of extra keys, and then go back and add however many more of the lock you want with 0 extra keys.  It will mean you have to pick the options for the product twice, but will ensure you get exactly how many keys you want.

Dust Cover

For extremely harsh conditions (lots of sand,salt,dirt,etc) EVVA offers an optional heavy duty dust protector to the front of their locks.   Note for 99.9% of all applications this is completely unnecessary.  EVVA locks are out of the box extremely weather resistant featuring a very low chance of any material actually causing interference in the lock.   If you are however in extreme conditions for extended periods of time EVVA offers the dust protector for added protection.

Cam Lock Installation


Cam locks are fairly easy to install.  First you need to remove the existing cam lock from the device.  To do so there is generally a large hex nut or retaining clip on the inside of the device that needs to be unscrewed to let the cam lock be pulled out the front of the device.  It may be required to also remove the tailpiece/cam on the back of the cam lock in order to be able to pull it out.  This is frequently attached with a smaller hex screw located on the back of the cam lock that can be unscrewed to assist with this.  It is then important to ensure the new cam lock has the tailpiece in the same position as the old cam lock (and should look roughly the same).   It may be again required to remove the tailpiece prior to installing the lock and insert it back once the lock is through the front of the cabinet.  Then tightening down the large hex nut to keep the cam lock in place and you should be done with installation.

This product has the following related skus: EVA-MB23G
Weight 0.25 lbs
Our price: $180.00 (161.40 or 0.005 BTC)
Extra Keys
External Extreme Dust Cover