LKM7000 Lock Install

As an LKM 7000 certified installer, I occasionally get calls from contractors needing this particular lock installed.  For those unfamiliar, the LKM 7000 is a lock used exclusively by the government and its contractors to secure rooms that may contain classified information.  This lock takes the place of the standard lever set and combination lock normally found on doors securing these types of rooms.

The following photos were taken of a door where I removed the existing lockset and installed cover plates to cover the holes from the old locks and then installed the LKM 7000.  Because the LKM7000 is normally connected to the facility’s access control system, core drilling the door and running a wire through the to the lock is required.

Because of the complexity of the lock and installation, this job is best left to a certified installer.  The lock itself requires 25 accurately placed holes to be made through the door.  These holes are best made with an installation jig.  The jig attached to the door, as seen from the inside and outside is in photos 1 and 2.  


Also in the photos are the cover plates screwed to the door.  Photos 3 and 4 show all of the installation holes required to be made on the inside and outside of the door. 

Photo 5 shows a wire sticking out of the door where the installation holes are as well as a yellow fiberglass rod sticking out of the top of the door.  Photo 5 was taken as I was pulling the wire through a hole I drilled through the top of the door.

Photos 6 and 7 show the LKM 7000 installed on the door BEFORE the required combination lock has been installed.  Like the LKM 7000, the combination lock should only be installed by someone familiar with the lock as it contains delicate components which could easily become damaged during the installation process, rendering the lock nonfunctional.

Photo 8 shows the Kaba X-10 lock installed into the LKM7000.  Photo 9 shows the back cover of the lock installed.  This completes the installation of the lock.