I've spent the last hour googling without success. Please someone, clue
I want to buy a single gang wall switch (will control an overhead light)
that can't be turned on or off by the prying hands of my 2 year old.
I've seen such switches in commercial use; they look just like a normal
wall switch except in place of the toggle, there's a little slit there,
and you need to have the matching "key" that slips in there and lets you
turn it on or off. The toggle is basically recessed behind the slit. The
key isn't unique; it's just a sliver of metal or plastic that mates with
the toggle inside.
I've found rotary switches with real keys (as in unique keys that look
like housekeys) for about $55 each; I'm looking for a simpler (cheaper)
approach like I've seen in public places where it is desirable to
prevent people from being able to easily turn on/off the lights.
The problem is that I can't find these anywhere online (I'm clearly
using the wrong search terms) or at HD or Lowes.
Please help me out! I've tried search terms like "single gang security
key switch" and "120V Key switch" and about 40 variants on the theme.
Any assistance will be appreciated!
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