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How Master Key Systems Work

How Master Key Systems Work

Locks are the standard way most of us secure our properties and possessions. However, finding the right key to open the right lock can often be a pain, especially when carrying around a large set of keys on your key-chain.
Furthermore, if you’re a business owner, you’ve no doubt got an even larger collection of keys and a wider premises to keep secure.
Luckily, there’s a safe and secure way to open all the locks you have in one go – the master key system.

One Key To Rule Them All 

A master key system is where a key is created that can open a number of locks within a property, whether it’s a home or an office, a factory or a sports ground.
The master key is designed to access a wide variety of locks that have the same model of locking cylinder inside.

The Convenience of a Master Key System

The most common reason people use a master key system is because it’s convenient.
When a property has a large number of locks that need to be accessed regularly, it can be annoying as well as inefficient to have a large number of different keys to unlock them. There may be padlocks, door locks or cabinet locks that need to be opened, and having one key that opens them all can save a lot of time and effort.

Without a master key system in place, a large number of keys need to be kept track of, and if any of them get lost then it’s an inconvenience to replace them, interrupting the smooth running of the property.
This can also become quite a large security issue for a business if one or more keys go missing.

Master Key Systems Increase Control

Another major reason people use master key systems is that it can increase security. When an organisation has a master key, the use of this key can be restricted to certain people who know where the key is at all times and know who else has access to it.
In the event of an emergency or an incident, the master key system allows the users to react quickly and efficiently, instead of fumbling with a mass of individual keys.

Creating A Master Key System

Making your own master key system is relatively straightforward – you simply engage a locksmith to make a key that fits multiple locks and then install them where you desire.

If you want to take things a step further, you can have what’s called a Grand Master Key created, which opens multiple master key systems, or even a ‘Grand’ Grand Master Key, which will open every lock within your system!
There are lots of different options when it comes to securing your premises, and Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths have installed many Master Key System solutions all over Sydney’s North Shore for both residential and commercial clients.

So, if you’re in need of a secure Master Key System, then talk to our friendly staff today and we can use our in-depth knowledge to help provide you with the most effective solution for your needs.

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