Master Keys Introduction
A single Master Key can unlock all the doors within a building. Cylinder locks are the best option for single or multiple key access with tiered levels of access. A basic system is where a single Master Key opens all cylinder locks. In addition, each door can be unlocked by its key, often referred to as the slave or differ key.
A Master Key System will allow you to create a suite of locks wth varying access levels for different key holders. For example, the master key will open all locks, whilst other keys will only open selected locks, depending on the access requirements.
High Security Custom Master Key Systems
With a patent protected key profile giving you control over who can get keys copied, this is a highly recommended solution for master-key systems.
If you're looking to build a master key system for external use or internal use where high security is required, these are the cylinders you need to be looking at for your master key system.
A significant advantage of these is the patent-protected key profile stopping users from getting ANY keys copied without your prior approval!
- Patented key profile protects your key suite from copiers
- TS007 Attack resistant high-security cylinders
- Anti-Snap focus to make cylinder lock snapping a thing of the past
- No more lock picking with Anti-Pick technology
- Modular Steel Core adds Snap-Resistance
Our lock building experts have years of experience in hand-built locks to your specifications.
Landlords and Hotel owners
Having an effective master-key system in place is essential for productivity, ease of access, and ultimately peace of mind. For example, landlords and owners of HMO's want to unlock doors within properties without finding and carrying each key. Master keys give the freedom to always have access, without having to take bunches of keys, or worse, arriving to see you have brought the wrong key!
For Hotel or B&B owners, having the ability to distribute master keys to staff such as cleaners or maids to carry out routine cleaning or provide room service means that your team can be more efficient.
Our master key system comprises a rim night latch, complete with three unique keys. In addition, a cylinder pull for the outside, which surrounds the cylinder for a clean finish whilst providing finger-pull functionality to pull the door closed.
You can order one or as many master keys as you wish as part of your order.
Master Keyed Ultion Lock
The lock provided is an Ultion night latch. It comes with its relevant keep for the door frame and has a holdback snib to keep the door 'off the latch'. We've chosen the Ultion specifically due to its suitability as part of a master key system. It does not allow the occupant to deadlock the latch using the snib to prevent entry with the master key.
Ultion lock Cylinders
Ultion lock cylinders offer standard key operation, supplied with a set of three standard keys per lock. Each cylinder will have unique keys, whilst all of the master keys ordered will, of course, unlock each Ultion cylinder.
The Cylinder Pull
As a finishing touch, each kit comes with a cylinder pull to provide a clean finish around the cylinder whilst providing a means to close the door.
Master Keyed Door Lock and Handle Kit
Putting a master-key system in your property is simple.
If you're looking for a master key system for an office, B&B or HMO, the typical solution is a master-keyed cylinder suite. These can be supplied with lock cases and handles to suit public use requirements whilst offering the convenience of master keys to unlock every door.
Your master keyed cylinder has unique keys and a thumb turn to lock and unlock from the inside.
A minimum of one master key must be ordered per system. The lock cylinders are hand pinned so, allow extra time for your order to be completed.
If required, we supply fire-rated Grade 13 Stainless Steel ball-bearing hinges with three hinges per door pack.
Master Keyed Locks
The lock provided meets the relevant distance requirements of Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). The satin stainless steel forend faceplate gives a clean and simple finish to the edge of the door. The lock is fire-rated and supplied with a strike plate keep for the frame.
The stainless steel floating style handles are suitable for use in DDA applications and fire doors. They are provided with matching escutcheons for the euro cylinder to give a professional and clean finish.
The cylinders supplied are euro key and turn cylinders, allowing for key operation on the outside, with thumb turn operation on the inside for easy exit from locked rooms in an emergency.
Each lock cylinder has three keys to have a unique set of three keys per cylinder.
Budget Master Key Cylinder Suite
Ideal for low-risk interior applications, the one-star security cylinder offers a reasonable level of security. When the budget is a concern, the one-star range offers good protection at great prices.
All the cylinders in this section have three keys, but the master key will work on all of them.
This means that if you order three locks, you will have three locks all working with slave keys, and the master key will open all three. Purchase your master key separately with your lock order.
These systems are currently taking three weeks to build. Call us to order.
Who would need a Master Key Suite?
It is perfect for anyone who has a property with many locks and wants to control the security and access with a minimal number of keys. It is ideal for commercial property owners, offices, schools, hotels, retail spaces or Property development owners. A smaller-scale option would be to use keyed alike locks.
Keyed alike locks are pinned to a key code. For example, you could have the same key to open both your front and back doors. You could have just one key to open the security shutters, padlocks and the front and rear doors.