The Wildeck SafeLock system adds an element of safety to vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC), incorporating a secure free-fall braking system. With the Wildeck SafeLock system, accidental descent of the raised carriage is avoided and a higher level of safety and protection is instantly achieved. The SafeLock system provides a heavy-duty steel lock at each VRC column and the locks automatically engage when the VRC arrives at an upper level.