Master Keying

Florida Lock and Key’s locksmiths are also trained to perform the creation and implementation of any level of the Master Key Systems Locksmith Service. Although this service is primarily requested by commercial customers, our Master Key Systems Locksmith Service is available to both business owners and residents. A masterkey system is used when you want two or more different keys to operate one or more locks. An example of a simple would be with a front door lock and an office door. In this case an employee will have access to only the front door while a manager will have access to both front and office doors. Our locksmiths can create a custom master key system to fit your specifications. As with all of our locksmith services, the Master Key Systems Locksmith Service is available with our 24 hour emergency locksmith service. Call us today for one of our locksmiths to design a customer master key system around your needs. (941)920-1622

4thGradeMasterKeySystemChart

On most services dealing with residential and commercial locks, it is extremely helpful to know the type of key that fits the locks. Use the following as a reference.

Most Common Keyblanks

If your key type isn’t show above, there is usually a 2 to 4 segment code of numbers and letters. For example, the keyblanks above, from left to right, are KW1, SC1, and Y1. Depending on brand of key, these will vary, but any information is quite helpful to our locksmiths.

A lot of the times, the brand of the lock is imprinted on the latch. If this is the case, open the door and look at the metal plate surrounding the latch for the brand name or for mortise locks, they imprint will be on the lock itself. Reporting this to the locksmith over the phone can help prepare us for your service and will help to assure that we have all parts we require to complete your rekey. Also, having all keys that operate the locks will reduce the cost of the service. Any locks without keys will incur a charge to pick the lock.

 

Checklist for master keying service:

  1. Determine the amount of locks in your business. Pay close attention to locks that have keyways on both sides, because those count as two locks.
  2. Determine the brands of each lock within your business by either what type of key fits, or by reading the name on the lock or latch.
  3. If different brands of locks are installed throughout your business, you will be required to have matching brands throughout in order to use certain master key systems.
  4. Determine the amount of locks that do not have keys, and count those needing to be picked.
  5. Determine the number of key copies you require (per change key, per sub master, per master, and/or per grand master), and if they are to be “do not copy” type keys.
  6. If new locks are to be installed, determine the type, style, and color of the lock. -see Custom Lock Installation
  7. Determine if you want to upgrade your locks to make them resistant to picking and bump keys (see the FAQ).

Florida Lock and Key’s locksmiths are also trained to perform the creation and implementation of any level of the Master Key Systems Locksmith Service. Although this service is primarily requested by commercial customers, our Master Key Systems Locksmith Service is available to both business owners and residents. A masterkey system is used when you want two or more different keys to operate one or more locks. An example of a simple would be with a front door lock and an office door. In this case an employee will have access to only the front door while a manager will have access to both front and office doors. Our locksmiths can create a custom master key system to fit your specifications. As with all of our locksmith services, the Master Key Systems Locksmith Service is available with our 24 hour emergency locksmith service. Call us today for one of our locksmiths to design a customer master key system around your needs. (941)920-1622

4thGradeMasterKeySystemChart

On most services dealing with residential and commercial locks, it is extremely helpful to know the type of key that fits the locks. Use the following as a reference.

Most Common Keyblanks

If your key type isn’t show above, there is usually a 2 to 4 segment code of numbers and letters. For example, the keyblanks above, from left to right, are KW1, SC1, and Y1. Depending on brand of key, these will vary, but any information is quite helpful to our locksmiths.

A lot of the times, the brand of the lock is imprinted on the latch. If this is the case, open the door and look at the metal plate surrounding the latch for the brand name or for mortise locks, they imprint will be on the lock itself. Reporting this to the locksmith over the phone can help prepare us for your service and will help to assure that we have all parts we require to complete your rekey. Also, having all keys that operate the locks will reduce the cost of the service. Any locks without keys will incur a charge to pick the lock.

 

Checklist for master keying service:

  1. Determine the amount of locks in your business. Pay close attention to locks that have keyways on both sides, because those count as two locks.
  2. Determine the brands of each lock within your business by either what type of key fits, or by reading the name on the lock or latch.
  3. If different brands of locks are installed throughout your business, you will be required to have matching brands throughout in order to use certain master key systems.
  4. Determine the amount of locks that do not have keys, and count those needing to be picked.
  5. Determine the number of key copies you require (per change key, per sub master, per master, and/or per grand master), and if they are to be “do not copy” type keys.
  6. If new locks are to be installed, determine the type, style, and color of the lock. -see Custom Lock Installation
  7. Determine if you want to upgrade your locks to make them resistant to picking and bump keys (see the FAQ).