When it comes to creating a key for a lock, even when there isn't one to copy, a locksmith is usually the go-to professional. Lehman Locksmith, based in Brooklyn, NY, is well-equipped to design and implement master key systems for customers in New York City. This type of system allows you to open some or all of the doors or entry points of your facility with a single key. While this can be convenient, it can also be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. In fact, the weakest master key system keys can be duplicated with just a few blank keys and a metal file.
If a criminal manages to copy the key to your locking system, the security implications for your business could be disastrous. Employees who copy keys for their own convenience can also open up serious security breaches for their company. This is why master keys are created in restricted keys, which prevents unauthorized copying. Restricted keyrings are patented, meaning they cannot be sold on the open market nor can they be copied in a hardware store or commercial place. Master keys, on the other hand, can only be copied with authorization from the key provider.
This is an essential part of ensuring the security of your master key. If you have registered the key number, you may be able to get replacement keys at a hardware store or locksmith. If you haven't registered the number, contact a locksmith to remove your lock. It's important to be able to log in to a secure cloud platform and immediately get an overview of all the keys and master keys in order to understand what's happening in your company. If you still have a physical key, you should be able to duplicate it at a local hardware store or locksmith.
Padlocks that can be re-inserted keys are based on that ease of use and allow administrators to avoid calling a locksmith or removing the key core from the locking hardware when the key needs to be changed. As for the standard method, Lehman Locksmith will introduce all the functions and details needed to create a new master key system. If both options are not an option, then the solution would be to contact a locksmith to open or remove the lock. Alternatively, you can go to another hardware store in your area or contact a locksmith to see if they can produce a replacement key.