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Master keying

What is master keying?

Did you know that you might need only one key for all the locks in your house or business?


Locks of the same manufacture can usually be keyed alike. This means replacing your bunch of keys with a single key.


Master keying enables two different and distinct keys to open one lock.


Master keying regulates access to specific zones while having one master key that accesses all zones.


Masterkey system allows control of access to different rooms/areas of an office, business, or building.


Locking systems can be set up several different ways:

KEYED ALIKE - two or more locks can be operated with the same key.




CENTRAL LOCKING - two or more different keys operate a common lock as well as individual locks.


Often used in apartments. Each apartment has its own key which will not operate the doors to another apartment but will operate the locks to communal doors.




MASTER KEYED - all locks are operated by individual keys and by a master key.


Each lock has its own individual key which will operate no other lock in the system. There is a master key which will operate all locks in the system.




GRAND MASTER KEYED - locks operated by multiple levels of keys and master keys.


Our locksmiths can design master keys systems to cylinder operated locks, padlocks, cam and cabinet locks, mortice locks or any combination of these locks to suit your security needs.


Read also: ABLOY® Master Key System Design Guide (file type: pdf; file size: 2,3 MB)

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