Masterkeys

Masterkeying is the ability to use one key to open one or more locks that are not keyed the same. The one key that opens all the others is the Master Key. A simple example is an office key that also opens the bathroom down the hall, or a single Janitor key that opens every office or suite in the building.

Masterkeying is a seamless, invisible way of distributing and controlling access.  Does everyone need access to the supply room?  No, that’s often how inventory “disappears.” Narrowing access prevents loss and helps delineate responsibility for smoother workflow.
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Not only are Masterkey systems good for organizing your own work and employees, but it’s also a simple way to stay organized if you deal with the public, as with rental properties.

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One Key, Many Solutions

Masterkeying is convenient for Commercial apartment complexes and residential rental situations. In commercial situations, each renter’s apartment key also opens the main door into the building, but not any other apartments.

Rental homes, duplexes and residential apartments are good candidates for masterkeying because you can allow certain doors to be opened by all tenants but others to be opened only by one specific tenant. Masterkeying also allows locks to be changed for new tennants that can still be opened by the same, unchanged Master Key.

What Types of Masterkey Systems are There?

What follows will be a brief overview of the different Masterkey Systems. If you ever want to know more information or want to know which ones is best for you plase don’t hestitate to give us a buzz.

The General Main Group Key System

With the general main group system you have multiple groups all under one main masterkey. For instance group 1 may have 4 doors that all have sperate keys and one masterkey that opens all 4, while group 2 has 5 doors with seperate keys that is also opened by one masterkey. Then there is another masterkey that opens all the doors in both groups.

The Main Key System

The main key stystem is pretty straight forward. It’s when multiple doors all have their own keys, independant of each other and another key, the masterkey that opens all the doors.

Central Lock System with a Technical Masterkey

If you’ve ever lived in an apartment building then this one should be familair to you. This is the type of system where the same key that opens your apartment door also opens a main exit door. A masterkey will open all apartment doors as well as the main exit doors and any engineering rooms.

The Combined Masterkey System

In addition to the mechanical master key system, doors are also protected with an electronic locking system. The mechanical, and also electronic locking system, can only be operated by the user with an ID (combination key).

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